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Linkin Park Will Release Live Album For Chester Bennington's Final Tour

Linkin Park Will Release Live Album For Chester Bennington's Final Tour

The album, titled One More Light Live, will feature 16 of the band's hit as performed at their 2017 world tour.

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

Linkin Park has announced a live album, dedicated to late singer Chester Bennington.

'One More Light Live' features grime star Stormzy and was recorded on the first two legs of the band's 2017 world tour before lead singer Chester tragically took his own life on 20 July.

'One More Light Live' will hit shops on 15 December and features 16 of the band's hits from across the years such as 'Crawling' as well as an appearance from grime superstar Stormzy on 'Good Goodbye'.

The album was recorded in early 2017 on the South American and European legs of their 'One More Light' tour promoting their album of the same name.

The band released an emotional statement dedicating the album to his memory:

"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 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.

"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. The camaraderie and joy we experienced on stage reflected our deep connection with each other, with our fans, and with the music."

Credit: PA

"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 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."

The album is announced after stars from the world of rock music gathered to perform at the Hollywood Bowl in tribute to the late singer on 22 October.

Sum 41, Blink 182, and System of a Down performed at the concert, as well as the remaining five members of Linkin Park taking to the stage with guest vocalists.

All of Linkin Park's fees from the gig were donated to the Music for Relief charity's 'One More Light' fund - set-up in memory of Bennington.

U2 also dedicated their song 'One Tree Hill' to the late singer on their recent 'Joshua Tree' tour.

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Topics: Linkin Park, Music, Mental Health, chester bennington