Coldplay kicked off their North American tour Tuesday night at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Chris Martin paused during the show to pay tribute to Linkin Park’s late frontman Chester Bennington. He performed a stripped-down version of “Crawling” off the band’s debut album Hybrid Theory with piano accompanying his voice. Check out the footage below.
Bennington was laid to rest this past Saturday, July 29 at a private service in Los Angeles. The late Linkin Park frontman died by suicide on July 20.
In the wake of Bennington’s death, many artists have shared their condolences: Rihanna, Pusha T, Juicy J, Chance, the Rapper, Pharrell among many others. Linkin Park also posted an open letter addressed to Bennington last week, saying their “hearts are broken.”
Revisit the original “Crawling” below.
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