Country music singer Jason Aldean, who was acting on stage in Las Vegas when a gunman fired a flurry of bullets in to the gang in what became the deadliest mass shooting in trendy U.S. historical past, has canceled several of his upcoming shows in Calif..
“I really feel like out of respect for the victims, their families & our fans, it’s the right thing to do,” Aldean stated in a press release on Tues.. “It has-been an emotional time for everybody involved this current week, so we plan to take a while to mourn those we now have lost & be close with our family & buddies.”
Aldean has canceled his dates for his “They Do not Know Tour” this upcoming weekend in L.A. on Oct. 6, San Diego on Oct. 7 & Anaheim, Calif., on Oct. eight. His tour will resume on Oct. 12 in Tulsa, Okla.
“Our 1st time back onstage shall be a really robust & emotional thing for us, still we’ll all get by means of it collectively & honor the people we lost by doing the one thing we all know effortless methods to do â€“ play our songs for them,” Aldean stated. “I hope everybody understands why we canâ€™t play this current weekend & Iâ€™m sorry if anyone is disillusioned.”
Tickets for the canceled performances will probably be refunded, & fans who have been selected for meet & greets shall be in a position to take action at a tour date next yr, the assertion stated.
Aldean was performing his set at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas on Sun. night when a gunman identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock fired in to the gang of hundreds of concertgoers from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. At the very least 59 people died & 527 others have been injured in what became the deadliest mass shooting in trendy U.S. historical past.
Aldean, who wasn’t bodily harmed throughout the attack, shared his ideas on the impact of the massacre in an INSTAGRAM post.
“One thing has modified in this country & in this world these days that’s scary to see,” Aldean wrote. “This world is turning in to the type of place i’m afraid to raise my kids in.”
Police officers are nonetheless investigating the motive of the shooter, who was found lifeless by authorities in his hotel room with at the very least 23 firearms. Las Vegas officers have raised over $four million for victims of the shooting & their families as they make funeral arrangements, travel to be with their loved ones, pay for medical prices and much more.