In Linkin Park's first concert since the death of band member Chester Bennington, the band paid tribute to the lead singer by celebrating his life through music Saturday night.
The three-hour concert took place on Oct. 27 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and was live streamed on YouTube.
“Doing this show is one of the hardest things I think that we’ve ever decided to do," Linkin Park member Mike Shinoda, who acted as the night’s host, said to the sold-out crowd. “And I think you’re part of the only reason that we are able to even stand up here and do this.”
Bennington, who died of suicide at age 41, was a rock icon. Before Linkin Park, he fronted the rock band Stone Temple Pilots and his side project Dead By Sunrise.
He also left behind a wife and six children.
"(Chester) would have loved all of this tonight," his wife, Talinda Bennington, said toward the end of the show to a cheering crowd.
The band was joined by other musical guests including Blink-182, Machine Gun Kelly, members of Echosmith, System of A Down and more. Metallica, Paul McCartney, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan and other stars also sent their love and support via a video message played during the event.
Video clips of Bennington, who died on July 20, were also highlighted during the concert.
Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, through the years