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Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington Excited for Tsunami-Relief Gig

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Singer Chester Bennington is excited about Linkin Park’s upcoming Los Angeles benefit performance on Aug. 31 that will help raise money for victims of the Japan tsunami through the band’s Music for Relief charity. Every fan that raises $500 for the charity will be invited to attend the private show along with a guest.

“As we were planning a tour, immediately after the earthquake hit Japan, we were trying to find ways to get people to donate money and time and to participate in helping Japan, especially, since Japan is one of the countries that jumps to the aid of other countries and are always very generous and people jumped to help right away,” Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington tells Noisecreep. “We wanted to find ways to keep our fans interested in donating money, since we ask our fans to help out with disasters or with causes a lot. We wanted to do something special.”

Those lucky and generous fans attending the show will hear an array of Linkin Park’s biggest hits. “For our performance, we’re just focusing on performing the songs from all four of our records,” reveals Bennington. “We just want to make sure we play a great show, meet everyone, hang out and thank everyone personally. We always try to meet fans, but this is different.”

Fundraising for the intimate show will remain open through Aug. 24. Those who raise the most money for the cause will get extra perks, as they will be able to not only enjoy the show, but also meet the band and receive autographed instruments.

The night before their Los Angeles show, Linkin Park will play an Aug. 30 show at the famed Las Vegas club The Joint. Tickets to the show are on sale now and can be ordered online by clicking here.

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