"Blink-182 is wrecked by the loss of our friend and amazing musician Chester Bennington. We could never imagine playing Blinkin Park without his incredible talent and voice. It just would not be possible. We send our deepest sympathies to his family, bandmates, friends and fans. Refunds will be available at the point of purchase," read the band's statement alongside a photo of Bennington singing to a sold-out crowd.
The mini-tour was scheduled to kick off July 28 in New York, followed by a July 30 performance in Pennsylvania. Both groups even teamed up for a Funny or Die skit to promote the shows.
Bennington apparently died by suicide on Thursday, July 20, at the age of 41. Upon hearing the news of his passing, Blink-182 drummer, Travis Barker, took to social media to share how "heartbroken" he was.
"? Absolutely heartbroken. I'll cherish every time we hung out or rocked a stage together my friend. Condolences and prayers to friends, family and Linkin Park. So sad ?? #RIPCHESTER," he wrote on Instagram alongside a picture of him and Bennington. He also shared a clip of himself performing "Bleed It Out" with Linkin Park at a Philippines benefit concert.
"One of my favorite memories with Chester and Linkin Park was playing this benefit for the Philippines ❤️?? #RESTINPEACECHESTER," he captioned the clip.
On Saturday, Jared Leto, who also toured with Linkin Park in 2014, shared a heartfelt letter dedicated to Bennington, writing, "When I think of Chester I remember his smile... His laughter, intelligence, kindness and talent."