Linkin Park Dedicate ‘One More Light: Live’ Concert Album to Chester Bennington
Linkin Park may not have had the chance to complete their touring cycle for One More Light, but they did perform some pretty great shows with Chester Bennington before his death earlier this year. While the band continues to contemplate what the future holds for them, they did want to share some of Bennington's stellar work onstage with fans and as such they are releasing the new concert-based disc, One More Light: Live.
The album was recorded at stops throughout the band's One More Light World Tour, featuring a mix of classic cuts and new favorites from the One More Light album. The 16-track set opens with the newer song "Talking to Myself," and wraps with the high energy favorite "Bleed It Out." You can also look for Stormzy making a guest turn on the disc, lending his vocals to "Good Goodbye." The full track listing for the album can be viewed below.
Linkin Park offered a statement on their decision to release the disc and it reads as follows:
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.
EVERY NIGHT BEFORE WALKING OUT ONTO THE STAGE, WE WOULD HUDDLE, GET FOCUSED, AND SHARE WHATEVER LAST-SECOND REMARKS POPPED INTO OUR HEADS. CHESTER ALWAYS TOOK IT UPON HIMSELF TO TURN THE NAME OF THE CITY WHERE WE WERE PLAYING INTO A FIRST-RATE RUN. THIS WAS OUR RITUAL. BEST OF ALL, IT WAS A MOMENT TO EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE THAT WE WERE LIVING OUR DREAM.
CHESTER NEVER FORGOT TO EXPRESS HIS APPRECIATION TO OUR CREW - THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO TRAVELED THE WORLD WITH US, MAKING OUR DREAM INTO REALITY NIGHT AFTER NIGHT. WITHOUT THEM, THESE SHOWS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE.
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.
- JOE, DAVE, ROB, MIKE & BRAD
Linkin Park's One More Light: Live will be released Dec. 15 via Warner Bros. and you can pre-order your copy now at this location. The pre-orders come with an instant grat track of "Crawling." See the full track listing and artwork for the disc below.
In other news, Loudwire is currently doing a charity auction, in which Chester Bennington's Best Vocalist trophy from the recent Loudwire Music Awards will be given to the highest bidder with the proceeds going to Linkin Park's One More Light Fund. The trophy, along with a PRS SE standard guitar signed by some of rock and metal's top names, are both on the block with the proceeds guided to the One More Light fund. For additional info, check here.
Linkin Park, One More Light: Live Artwork + Track Listing
1. Talking to Myself
2. Burn It Down
3. Battle Symphony
4. New Divide
6. Nobody Can Save Me
7. One More Light
9. Leave Out All the Rest
10. Good Goodbye feat. Stormzy
11. What I’ve Done
12. In the End
13. Sharp Edges
16. Bleed It Out
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