Live In Las Vegas

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Live In Las Vegas
Live album by Dead By Sunrise
Recorded:July 4, 2009
Released:April 20, 2024
Label:Warner Records

(This is an expansion of the Out Of Ashes album page for the 15th anniversary release in 2024.)

Live in Las Vegas is a live concert by Dead Sunrise included on the 2024 reissue of their album Out Of Ashes as tracks 14 through 18. This is the first full show by the band to be released, but it is not its own standalone release.


After performing a one-off acoustic song, "Let Down", for the first time in 2005 for a Hurricane Katrina benefit and then a three song performance for Club Tattoo's 13th Anniversary in 2008 three years later, Chester Bennington officially kicked off the Dead By Sunrise era on July 4, 2009 with an acoustic set at the Steve Wyrick Theater.

After this performance, the band headed to Europe and Asia where they played during the Linkin Park encore with three songs at select dates, ironically an idea conjured up by none other than Mike Shinoda. Following the summer of 2009, Dead By Sunrise kicked off their promotional shows for the album in October across the world before taking part in a brief world tour.

The Las Vegas show was announced on June 3, 2009 on Linkin Park and Chester Bennington's pages: "Club Tattoo is opening a brand new store in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood's Miracle Mile Shops. The show is set for July 4th and will feature an acoustic set performed by Chester and his friends from Julien-K. The Linkin Park Street Team is wanting to get the word out about the opening of the parlor, so they've set a deal up for some fans."[1][2]


The five songs from Las Vegas encompass the full acoustic set the band performed that night, with the full-band Dead By Sunrise lineup featuring Chester Bennington (vocals), Ryan Shuck (rhythm guitar/vocals), Amir Derakh (lead guitar), Anthony "Fu" Valcic (synthesizers, keyboards), Brandon Belsky (bass), and Elias Andra (drums).

About five weeks before the show, Chester replied to a few tweets saying that there would be five songs performed at the show, four of which would be on the album, and the first single was likely going to be "Crawl Back In."[3]

Dead By Sunrise kicked the show off with the lead single on the album "Crawl Back In" which was performed for the very first time. "Walking In Circles" followed, with its second performance, coming after the debut at the Club Tattoo 2008 show, with "In The Darkness" being debuted right after it. Chester introduced "In The Darkness" by saying, "It's about making love and feeling passion with another person. It was a new endeavor for me for this album to write love songs, because most songs I am used to writing about are usually pretty dark and angst-ridden. It's been an adventure."

The show rounded out with the two fan-favorite (and most popular, at the time) songs "Let Down", which was performed in 2005, and "Morning After", a song fans knew from Linkin Park's 2001 touring for Hybrid Theory when Chester performed it a few times acoustically. The song was also performed with Chester's cover band Bucket of Weenies in 2005 as well as at the same Dead By Sunrise Club Tattoo show "Walking In Circles" was played at in 2008.

Security at the show was pretty intense, with fans not being allowed to film the show at all.


2009 Release of "Let Down" and "Morning After"

On October 25, 2009, a digital single for "Let Down" was released titled, "Let Down (Live)", which featured the recording of the song from this show.

On December 3, 2009, Linkin Park launched their 9th edition of their fan club, titled LP Underground 9. As a part of the website, they offered exclusive content to fans. One of these items was a recording of "Morning After" from this show. The announcement from Linkin Park read, "LP UNDERGROUND 9 TO LAUNCH TODAY, DECEMBER 3RD! This year's package includes LPU9: DEMOS, a special rarities album featuring nine unreleased demo versions of some of the band's biggest hits, and "Across The Line," a previously unreleased song recorded during the Minutes To Midnight studio sessions. Fans also get "Morning After (acoustic)," from Chester Bennington's side project, Dead By Sunrise (as an exclusive download). In addition to the CD, the LPU 9 package includes a t-shirt, guitar pick and patch!" The song was released in 160kbps mp3 format.

2024 Out Of Ashes 15th Anniversary

The Out Of Ashes vinyl was announced on February 15, 2024 for a release date of April 20, 2024. The vinyl is a 2xLP Limited Edition Black Ice Vinyl with a quantity of 7,500 and is marked as a 'RSD First' release. The information from Record Store Day says, "Dead By Sunrise is a band fronted by Linkin Park's Chester Bennington and included Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh from Orgy. Their only album, Out of Ashes, was released in 2009 on CD and digital, and a very limited vinyl pressing in Europe. This is the first vinyl release in North America, pressed for Record Store Day on Black Ice vinyl. The original album has been expanded to include the track "Morning After", previously a bonus track on the Japanese CD. Also included are five unreleased acoustic songs performed in Las Vegas."[4]

Ryan Shuck wrote on the Dead By Sunrise Instagram account[5], "This vinyl will contain the much requested acoustic promotional performance we did in Las Vegas in conjunction with @clubtattoo ! We had always intended to release these versions as we were shocked that the songs sounded so good acoustically! I remember watching the video footage of the performance with Chester - he turned to me and smiled and said “well, I guess we can book acoustic shows too!! This sounds amazing!!”.

We are super grateful to Talinda for pushing to make this happen as well as our friends @ Warner Bros records + Machine Shop! If it wasn’t for Talinda we would have never had the push we needed to get this material out. I have to tell you: it was wonderful to to have conversations about Dead By Sunrise again, and discuss material and release ideas… really felt good.

We hope you enjoy it!!!

The announcement was immediately praised by Dead By Sunrise and Linkin Park fans online. The original pressing of the album on vinyl has remained quite hard to obtain over the years, ranging anywhere from $250-$550 in price. This is also the first live show release by the band.

Track Listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1 Crawl Back In Chester Charles Bennington, Amir Davidson, Ryan Christopher Shuck, Anthony Valcic 3:03
2 Walking In Circles Bennington, Davidson, Shuck, Valcic 4:52
3 In The Darkness Bennington, Davidson, Shuck, Valcic 5:36
4 Let Down Bennington, Davidson, Shuck, Valcic 4:05
5 Morning After Bennington, Davidson, Shuck, Valcic 3:49


Dead By Sunrise

  • Chester Bennington: Vocal
  • Amir Derakh: Lead Guitar
  • Ryan Shuck: Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
  • Anthony "Fu" Valcic: Synthesizer, Keyboards, Programming
  • Brandon Belsky: Bass Guitar
  • Elias Andra: Drums


  • Recorded at the Steve Wyrick Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 4, 2009