While friends and family of Ryan Dunn gathered for a memorial service yesterday in West Chester, the Kings of Leon were on tour in Britain.
But the Jackass daredevil was clearly on their minds.
Jared Followhill, the bass player, had tweeted: "I'm heartbroken to say that our great friend we made over the last 8 months has passed away. Honestly in shock. Devastated. RIP Ryan Dunn."
In the middle of their outdoor concert last night in London’s Hyde Park, King of Leon frontman Caleb Followill (Jared's brother) urged the crowd to raise a glass for “a friend of ours who passed away.”
The band then launched into its song “McFearless” (see rough video of performance below). Over the opening chords, Caleb yelled, “This is for Ryan.”
One of the verses in “McFearless”:
“It's safe to say
If I don't get this out of me
I might quite easily end up dead”.