Jason Aldean performs first concert since Las Vegas attack, speaks out

Jason Aldean performs first concert since Las Vegas attack, speaks out

"I feel like out of respect for the victims, their families and our fans, it is the right thing to do", Aldean said in a statement. "They Don't Know" led into "The Only Way I Know", which segued into "Johnny Cash".

Thursday marked the first time country music star Jason Aldean returned to the concert stage since the Las Vegas Shooting.

"We literally say, it's nearly like Jason Aldean saved our lives because we weren't there", said Butler.

Playing at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, last night, he made an emotional statement about the victims of what is now the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history.

He admitted he was unsure about how to play the first show back, since he wasn't sure how fans would react. "I don't really count that a****** that was doing the shooting for 59, I count the 58", he added, as the crowd roared approval. He was performing at the time of the shooting that killed 58 people and injured over 500. He also issued a rallying cry for Americans to come together. "And to those people that keep trying to do that, I say f*** you, we don't really care!"

"I want to play the show for you guys that the people in Las Vegas came to see and didn't get a chance to".

From there, Jason stayed true to his word, delivering a barrage of close to twenty hits and favorites before his next mention of Las Vegas again. After beginning his set, Aldean paused to talk to the audience saying: "The one thing that's going to help more than anything is playing for you guys tonight".

Since most of his show's equipment was still in Vegas - still part of the crime scene there - Aldean told the crowd that getting the Tulsa show ready had been tough on the band and crew. "Thank you for allowing us to be here tonight". "You guys are going to help us get through this as much as we are going to help you guys".

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