Country star Jason Aldean cancels upcoming tour dates after mass shooting

LAS VEGAS - Country star Jason Aldean has cancelled three upcoming tour dates after Sunday nights mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas.

Aldean made the decision out of respect for the victims and to take time to mourn.

The singer was onstage when gunman Stephen Paddock shot at thousands of concert fans at the Route 91 Harvest festival.

Aldean posted the following message to his Facebook page:

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. 

The weekend's shows were scheduled for Los Angeles, San Diego and Anaheim, California, but his tour would resume on October 12 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


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