Linkin Park announced the tribute show back in September, marking the first time the band have performed since Bennington's unexpected death in July, after canceling their scheduled US tour and Japan appearances.
Bennington killed himself July 20 in his Palos Verdes Estates home.
Throughout the show, Linkin Park played old videos of Bennington, showing his sense of humor and passion for music. Others, like Sum 41's Deryck Whibley and One Ok Rock's Takahiro Moriuchi, were natural fits for Bennington's anguished/angelic vocals on "The Catalyst" and "Somewhere I Belong", respectively.
"I don't have the words", Shinoda can be heard saying as he greets the sold-out audience of Linkin Park fans at the beginning of the show.
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Since Linkin Park was supposed to be on tour at this point, supporting its seventh album, "One More Light", which dropped in May, it offered several of the new songs.
"The thing that helps us get through it is each other and I'm very grateful for that", he said. "It is my mission to make it easier for people to have access to mental health resources".
During the show, Mike sat down at the piano and sang an unfinished track, "Looking for an Answer", which he wrote soon after Chester's death.