U2, Incubus, Cage the Elephant Dedicate Performances to Chris Cornell


Story by Charles Ken

Watch U2, Incubus and Cage the Elephant honor Chris Cornell

U2 honored the late Chris Cornell during their show Saturday evening (May 20) at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Cornell passed away Wednesday evening (May 17) following a Soundgarden gig at The Fox Theatre in Detroit.

Bono and the guys of U2, who are on a tour to honor the 30th anniversary of “The Joshua Tree,” dedicated the “Joshua Tree” song “Running to Stand Still” to Cornell. The track is about drug addiction.

During the tribute, Bono said a prayer for Cornell’s family, according to “Variety,” stating, “For the lion that was Chris Cornell, we send a prayer to his lioness.”

Before U2 entered the stage that evening, Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” was blared over the P.A. system, and the crowd sang along, according to “Variety.”

Bono also added, “Here we still are. Here you still are. What a blessing…let’s do this again in 2047.”

Meanwhile, Incubus and Cage the Elephant paid tribute to Cornell during a performance at the KROQ Weenie Roast Y Fiesta last night (May 20). Incubus along with Matthew Schultz of Cage the Elephant covered “Black Hole Sun.” Watch fan-filmed footage of both the Incubus, Cage the Elephant and U2 performances below.

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