Jason Aldean Cancels Weekend Shows

Jason Aldean has called off his next three concerts out of the respect for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting. The country star was performing at Sunday’s Route 91 Harvest festival when the massacre began.

Jason Aldean
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– Jason Aldean
Performing at the 51st annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The canceled California shows are scheduled Oct. 6 at the Forum in Inglewood, Oct. 7 at the Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, and Oct. 8 at the Honda Center in Anaheim. The performances included support from Chris Young and Kane Brown. Dee Jay Silver was also scheduled to appear at the Forum.

Here’s Alden’s statement in full:

“As a result of what happened in Las Vegas this week, we have decided to cancel this coming weekend’s shows. I feel like out of respect for the victims, their families and our fans, it is the right thing to do. It has been an emotional time for everyone involved this week, so we plan to take some time to mourn the ones we have lost and be close with our family and friends. Our plan is to resume the tour the following week in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our first time back onstage will be a very tough and emotional thing for us, but we will all get through it together and honor the people we lost by doing the only thing we know how to do – play our songs for them. I hope everyone understands why we can’t play this weekend and I’m sorry if anyone is disappointed.

“I want to say thank you for the outpouring of love from my friends and fans we have received over the last couple days. You guys have no idea how much you have helped get us through this tough time.

“Thank You and God Bless. JA”