Jason Aldean, who was onstage in Las Vegas when a gunman opened fire on his audiences, has canceled his next three concerts “out of respect for the victims, their families & our fans,” he stated in a press release Tues. afternoon. Aldean was set to perform three shows this current weekend in Calif.. The- L.A., San Diego & Anaheim stops on his current They Do not Know Tour have since been nixed, with refunds being made out there.
The “Any Ol’ Barstool” singer was performing as the ultimate headliner of the three-day Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock went on a shooting rampage from his 32nd-floor hotel room at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Nearly 60 people have been killed & greater than 500 have been injured as he took purpose at the festival grounds below.
“Because of what took place in Las Vegas this current week, we now have decided to cancel this coming weekend’s shows,” Aldean stated. “It’s the right thing to do. It has-been an emotional time for everybody involved this current week, so we plan to take a while to mourn those we’ve lost & be close with our family & buddies.”
Aldean’s tour is about to renew Oct. 12th in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a return to the stage in that the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Yr knows can be a challenge. “Our 1st time back onstage will probably be a really robust & emotional thing for us, still we’ll all get by way of it collectively & honor the people we lost by doing the one thing we all know the best way to do â€“ play our songs for them,” he stated. “I hope everybody understands why we will not play this current weekend & I am sorry if anyone is dissatisfied.”
The Georgia native additionally took time to once more thank his fans for his or her support within the days following the tragedy. “You guys do not know how much you’ve got helped get us by means of this robust time.”
Earlier today, Aldean expressed his grief on social media, writing in that “one thing has modified in this country & in this world recently that’s scary to see. This world is turning in to the type of place I’m afraid to raise my kids in.”