Following the shootings which happened in Las Vegas during his set at a music show, James Aldean, a Country Singer has canceled his concerts that were scheduled to hold this weekend.
“Due to the occurrences this week in Vegas, we have agreed to cancel the coming weekend’s shows,” Aldean stated in a post on Twitter.
“This is done out of respect for the victims, their loved ones, and our fans; We are convinced that it is the right thing to do.”
Aldean shared that it has been a “sad time” for everyone concerned.
Solemn time with friends and family
“We have plans to mourn the ones we have lost and to take out time to be close to our dear ones, friends, and family,” he said.
He also spoke of his plans to continue the tour this week in Oklahoma.
“Our first time back onstage is sure to be emotionally tough and sobering for us, but together we will get past this, and give honor to the lost amongst us by doing the only thing we can do- play our songs in their honor,” he stated.
“I hope it is evident to everyone why we can’t perform this weekend, and I apologize for disappointing anyone.”
He went on to thank the support he has received from his everyone, his fans, and friends.
“You guys will never know how much help you have provided us in getting us through this difficult time,” he said.
It was as Aldean played on stage that suspected gunman Steve Paddock, started shooting at the crowd
A minimum of 59 people died, and hundreds were reported injured, in what has been recognized to be the deadliest mass shootings in all of U.S. modern history.
Stating on a statement on Tuesday, Aldean said that the country has “ä long distance” to go and is fast becoming “the kind of place my children won’t be raised in”.