Jason Aldean Reacts to the Las Vegas Massacre


October 4, 2017

(Nashville, Tenn) At 10:08 PM PT on Sunday, October 2, 2017, Stephen Paddock opened fired into a crowd of 22,000 people enjoying Jason Aldean’s closing performance during the Highway 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. The shooting continued for eleven minutes killing a total of 59 people and injuring over 500. Police found Paddock dead from a self-inflicted wound in his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Jason Aldean is still coming to terms with what happened that night. He has not yet talked with media, but he has addressed the issue on his Instagram account. Those posts are listed below.

Aldean posted,"It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night” Monday, October 2, 2017. See full post below.


On October 3, 2017, Aldean posted, “At the end of the day we aren’t Democrats or Republicans, Whites or Blacks, Men or Women. We are all humans and we are all Americans and its time to start acting like it and stand together as ONE!” See full post below.


Aldean has also canceled tour dates for this upcoming weekend and released the following statement:

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 tour will resume on October 12 in Tulsa, Ok. Click here for more statements from country stars.