Classic rock fans around the world are still mourning the sudden loss of Soundgarden and Audioslave singer Chris Cornell who died earlier this week following a concert in Detroit. On Saturday, fans gave Cornell a pre-show tribute before a U2 concert at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA.
As seen in the video below, the entire stadium full of U2 fans lit their phones and held them in the air while Soundgarden’s haunting power ballad, “Black Hole Sun,” blared over the P.A. prior to the show. U2 were in town for the fourth stop on their highly anticipated The Joshua Tree Tour in celebration of the anniversary of the 30-year-old 1987 hit album The Joshua Tree. Bono is also seen taking a minute during the show to dedicate "Running To Stand Still" to Cornell and his family before performing the track from their iconic album, as seen in video above.
Friends and fans of Cornell have been showing their respect by honoring the late singer at entertainment events around the country, from a Seattle Mariners game to Rock On The Range festival. Cornell’s funeral is also scheduled to take place in Los Angeles later this week.