Linkin Park lost their front man when Chester Bennington committed suicide in 2017. Since then, the band has re-grouped and Mike Shinoda has taken over as the leader. Many fans miss Chester, and they always will. Linkin Park is all about remembering their former singer, but they won’t do it in hologram form.

After a gathering of artists to pay tribute to Bennington at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Shinoda talked to Tuna on Toast about a potential future hologram tour.

“Negative a million percent. I hate the idea of doing a Linkin Park hologram thing. It’s awful.”

Shinoda said if as he can still physically tour, that’s what he hopes to do. A hologram tour just doesn’t make sense from his perspective. The band hasn’t reached that point in his opinion.


“For me, I’m like, ok physically I could still tour. That part’s good. Hopefully that doesn’t change any time soon. But now is not the time [for the band’s return]. We don’t have the focus on it. We don’t have the math worked out. And I don’t mean that by financially math, I mean that like emotional and creative math.”

Linkin Park hasn’t toured or recorded since Bennington’s passing. They released a 20th anniversary edition of their massive hit album Hybrid Theory last year. The estate of David Bowie is also posthumously celebrating with a special release.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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