Linkin Park cancel winter tour

After just three shows, Linkin Park have been forced to cancel the remaining dates on their winter tour with Rise Against, including three scheduled performances in New England. The cancellation is due to a leg injury suffered by lead vocalist Chester Bennington, which requires immediate medical attention.

“I’m really disappointed this injury has made it impossible to continue with this tour,” explained Bennington in a press release. “The first couple of shows were just magical. We will truly miss not being with our fans for the next few weeks. Hope to see you again soon.”

The tour has been scheduled to make stops at the at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island on Saturday, January 24, the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on Friday, January 30 and the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire on Saturday, January 31. Ticket holders can seek refunds at point of purchase.

It is not known how Bennington suffered the injury, though he reportedly performed on stage using crutches during the band’s Sunday night concert in Indianapolis.