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Jason Aldean Cancels Weekend Tour Dates

Jason Aldean needs some time.

The country star, who was performing on stage Sunday (Oct. 2) in Las Vegas when a gunman opened fire on the crowd at Route 91 Harvest festival, has decided to cancel his tour dates for the upcoming weekend in Los Angeles, San Diego and Anaheim, California.

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“I feel like out of respect for the victims, their families and our fans, it is the right thing to do,” Jason says. “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.”

He and his crew plan to resume his current They Don’t Know Tour on October 12 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,” Jason says.

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The singer adds he hopes “everyone understands why [he] can’t play this weekend] and apologizes “if anyone is disappointed.”

In closing, Jason thanks friends and fans for the “outpouring of love.”

“You guys have no idea how much you have helped get us through this tough time,” he says.

Read Jason’s full statement below.

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.

 JA

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