Linkin Park announced Monday that it will release “One More Light Live,” an album recorded during the band’s final tour with lead singer Chester Bennington, on Dec. 15. Bennington, a founding member of the band, committed suicide on July 20.
In a post on social media, the band wrote: We dedicate this live album to our brother Chester who poured his heart and soul into ‘One More Light.’ After we finished recording the album, we joked with Chester that – since he had delivered so many performances in the studio – he had set the bar extra high to produce that alchomey on stage each night. Not surprisingly, he welcomed the challenge. The shows we played together during the early summer of 2017 were extraordinary. Chester shared with us that he felt this was the best tour we had ever done. … 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.”
On Oct 27 the band’s surviving members played a tribute concert for Bennington at the Hollywood Bowl. Members of No Doubt, System of a Down, Avenged Sevenfold, Sum-41, Bush and Yellowcard performed with the bandmembers, while. Metallica, Paul McCartney, Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan and Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan gave video messages that played in between clips of U2 dedicating “One Tree Hill” to Bennington during their recent “Joshua Tree” tour.