Country singer Jason Aldean, who sang during the Las Vegas attack, returned to the scene nearly two weeks after the tragedy after which 59 people have lost their lives, according to BBC News.
The first show of Jason Aldean, one of the most famous and appreciated country singers in the United States, following the tragedy in Las Vegas, was held at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Thursday evening.
At the beginning of the show, the artist made an emotional speech about the victims of the worst armed attack in the recent history of the United States.
Aldean played at Route 91 on Oct. 1, when Stephen Paddock, in his 32nd-floor apartment at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, opened fire on the crowd gathered at the show. The country singer has in the meantime canceled three performances in Los Angeles, San Diego and Anaheim, saying he’s doing this out of respect for the victims who have lost their lives.
“I just want to say that every passing day, we think of the 58 people who have lost their lives,” said the singer of the crowd gathered at the Tulsa Watchtower. “I hope none of you ever lived that. It was a very difficult thing to manage for all of us, but I think most will help us sing for you tonight, “Aldean added.
The artist pleaded for national unity and praised the way the world was reacting after the Las Vegas attack. He also told the crowd not to live with fear or fear to get out of the house, do what they want to do, go to a concert, at sports events at the mall or the movie. Aldean concluded the concert in crowd cheers saying “This is the best country in the world and I’m glad I’m here, I’m happy to be part of it.” Last Sunday, Brittany’s singer and wife visited the victims of the attack still in the hospital.