There is no better way to remember Chester Bennington than through Linkin Park’s ground-breaking album Hybrid Theory. The album became the voice of a generation and hurdled Linkin Park into the public consciousness.
In honour of Chester Bennington’s life and the album, Fibber McGees on Parnell Street are hosting a sing-along session where the album will be played in full.
According to the Facebook page for the event the event is a chance for fans to say goodbye to an iconic voice.
“Linkin Park are a band that meant so much to so many of us during our formative years. Hybrid Theory in particular had a near permanent residency on our CD players (remember those?) and seeing the videos for Crawling, Papercut and In The End on Kerrang every 20 minutes was something of a rite of passage for anyone lucky enough to have the channels back in the day!
This sing-along will be a chance for us to say goodbye to Chester and raise a toast to the impact that Hybrid Theory has had on us. It’s a singalong. We’ll be playing Hybrid Theory from start to finish and we want to encourage everyone to sing and shout along to their heart’s content. We know all the words, let’s sing them together.
All proceeds from the night will go directly to Pieta House.
Pieta House provide a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm. In what could be seen as a mental health crisis in Ireland, Pieta House have taken up the mantle as the first and last lines of defence for a lot of people, it’s important we support them.”
You can check out the Facebook page here. The event is being organised by two LP fans and Fibbers have generously offered to host the event for free.
The event will be held on Thursday the 3rd of August at 9pm. Tickets for the event are €5.
The band have recently cancelled their North American tour following on from Bennington’s death and the future of the band remains in question.
If you or anyone you know is suffering, please contact the Samaritans or Pieta House below:
Samaritans 24 hr Freephone Helpline: 116123
Pieta House LoCall helpline 1800 247 247
Text HELP to 51444.
Photo Cred: Chris Parker