Machine Gun Kelly recently paid tribute to Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington at his show in London’s Wembley Arena last Saturday, October 1.
Machine Gun Kelly pays tribute to Chester Bennington
In 2017, Machine Gun Kelly was supposed to open for LP on the North American leg of their 2017 world tour after performing with them in Poland on the band’s One More Light world tour; the outing was canceled following Bennington’s passing.
During his gig, MGK addressed the audience to say:
“The last time I saw him was here in Europe, so I encourage you, because life is short, to go live this life. I know it’s hard, man. I know this shit is f***ing hard. But nights like tonight make life worth it.”
The artist then performed “Glass House”, where the lyrics address several late artists, one of which is Chester. Kelly’s next show is at Birmingham, England’s Utilita Arena on Tuesday night (October 4).
The late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington died by suicide at age 41 in July of 2017. Five years have passed since his tragic death and 21st July marked the fifth year. His sister Tobi Bennington took to her Instagram account and posted a picture that saw her with her ‘Chaz.’ She wrote that the ‘truth’ will come out about his death.
To commemorate the five-year anniversary of his death on Wednesday, the Linkin Park frontman’s widow shared a heartfelt TikTok about the last time she kissed Chester.
Following his death, Talinda launched the nonprofit 320 Changes Direction in an effort to “change the culture about mental health, mental illness, and wellness,” according to its website.
Talinda and Chester shared three children together — son Tyler Lee, and twin daughters, Lily and Lila. The Linkin Park singer was also father to three other children from previous relationships, including one adoption.