The American rock band Linkin Park has announced they would be releasing a live album ‘One More Light’ in the fond memory of late frontman, Chester Bennington. The band’s new album ‘One More Light’ live will be a compilation of recordings from their tour of the same name. The band took to its official Twitter handle, writing, “#OneMoreLight Live – recorded on the One More Light World Tour 2017 – Available December 15th. Details: http://LinkinPark.com.”
“We dedicate this live album to our brother Chester who poured his heart and soul into One More Light,” the band said, in a statement on the Linkin Park site. “After we finished recording the album, we joked with Chester that – since he had delivered so many stunning performances in the studio – he had set the bar extra high to produce that alchemy on stage each night. Not surprisingly, he welcomed the challenge,” it added.
The 16-track live album collects performances from Linkin Park’s summer 2017 shows in support of their then-new album ‘One More Light’, which marked the band’s last shows prior to the singer’s death. The shows we played together during the early summer of 2017 were extraordinary,” the band continued. “Chester shared with us that he felt this was the best tour we had ever done. The camaraderie and joy we experienced on stage reflected our deep connection with each other, with our fans, and with the music.”
— LINKIN PARK (@linkinpark) November 15, 2017
‘One More Light Live’, due out December 15th, is available for pre-order now both on CD and digitally. “Chester was uniquely passionate, uncommonly generous, sensitive, optimistic, funny and kind with his voice, he turned pain into catharsis, authenticity into art, and passion into the connection. His dedication to bringing these songs to life was triumphant. For those of you who attended this tour in person, we thank you. For those who could not, we hope this live album gives you a glimpse into how magical these shows were for the six of us,” they concluded.
Chester Charles Bennington was best known as the lead singer for Linkin Park, and also served as the frontman for ‘Dead by Sunrise’ and ‘Stone Temple Pilots’. On July 20, 2017, Bennington was found dead at his home in Palos Verdes Estates, California, having committed suicide.