Whether you’re into their recent stuff or not, brace yourselves: Linkin Park are bringing One More Light World Tour to Asia.

The American alternative rockers announced today they’ll be taking over Japan’s Makuhari Messe (yes, the huge venue where Summer Sonic is held), Chiba with special guests Japanese rock titans One OK Rock on November 2, 4 and 5. The shows are the first ones confirmed for the Asian leg of One More Light Word Tour, the band’s upcoming trek which kicks off in Latin America on May 6.

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Southeast Asian fans can take this as a good sign. It’s been too long since Linkin Park played here, after all. 2013, to be exact, when they brought Living Things World Tour to Manila and Kuala Lumpur.

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But if you’re not one to wait and see, One More Light Word Tour Japan tickets look pretty tempting, starting from JPY8,800 (~SGD113, THB2,780, PHP4,019). Pre-order starts from May 12-28. Pre-sale is from June 1-2 while public sale starts July 15 onwards. More details can be found at HIP Japan.

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One More Light Word Tour is in support of Linkin Park’s seventh and latest LP One More Light due May 16. Listen to their second single “Good Goodbye” below.


Update (Jul 21): Following the news of Linkin Park’s lead singer Chester Bennington’s passing last night, HIP has put up an announcement regarding the three scheduled concerts, asking fans to wait for further updates.

“We sincerely express our condolences to the family members and fans of the great artist,” the announcement roughly translates. “Please be patient. We will announce details about Linkin Park’s Japan Tour in November on the HIP official website as soon as they are decided upon. Thank you for your understanding. We appreciate it. Thank you.”

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Chester Bennington has died at the age of 41. His body was found at a private home in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 20, 9am local time (Jul 21, 12am ICT). According to the county coroner, the singer appeared to have taken his own life by hanging.

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