New Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Chester Bennington expects Linkin Park fans to support his 'favourite band' once they kick off their North American tour in September.

He tweeted:

Bennington officially became Stone Temple Pilot's new vocalist in May after the band's original vocalist, Scott Weiland, was fired by the remaining members of the group.

He told KROQ, a Los Angeles radio station, that he jumped at the chance to do something creative with the Stone Temple Pilots when the opportunity came up.

Guitarist Dean DeLeo said that "Chester has a one-of-a-kind voice that we've admired for a long time."

"We know Linkin Park will always be his priority, but we thought it would be cool to try something together. We managed to find the time to record a song and we're all really happy with the result."

Meanwhile, Linkin Park's last leg of 'Living Things' World Tour will be in Southeast Asia starting from the Philippines on August 15,2013 followed by Taipei on the 27th and will wrap up in Malaysia on the 19th. Linkin Park had also performed in Australia and New Zealand last February as part of the tour.

Before flying to Asia, the band will be headlining the 2013 Sunset Strip Music Festival on August 3. They will also perform at the Tokyo Summer Sonic 2013 festival on August 10.

This is a very busy year for Bennington as he will be part of Stone Temple Pilots' tour right after he finishes his commitments with Linkin Park this August.

"The guys in Linkin Park have been incredibly supportive of me undertaking this project while I've continued to work on new music with LP," he said.

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Chester Bennington, Scott Weiland Will Perform at Sunset Strip Music Festival, Will Their Paths Cross?
How Linkin Park's Chester Bennington Became Stone Temple Pilots' New Frontman; Band Wishes Ex-Singer to 'Find the Light'
Linkin Park's Chester Bennington Tours With Stone Temple Pilots As New Singer (VIDEO)
Former Guns N' Roses Member Concerned About Scott Weiland's Dispute With Stone Temple Pilots