The Route 91 Harvest Festival 2017 ended abruptly in a tragedy. Ten months after the massive shooting, Jason Aldean opens up about the event.
Country music superstar Jason Aldean performed at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on October 1, when lone gunman killed 58 concert-goers and injured hundreds of others. The entertainer sat down SUNDAY TODAY with Willie Geist to discuss the personal aftermath of the tragedy that turned the country music world and the entire nation upside down.
& # 39; When someone buys a ticket for our show or comes into an arena to see how you play, you know, we want them to come, have fun, get home safely and see us the next time we're in town , come across. I mean, the last thing we think is that they show up and never leave, "Aldean shared during the emotional interview.
After realizing the sounds he heard, gunmen had quickly left the stage to find his pregnant wife, Brittany. The couple would welcome son Memphis exactly two months after the violent mass shooting.
"It was absolutely scary, I think, on the one hand, I hate being there to experience it, on the other hand, it's like I know if she was at home and saw it on the news, she would panic and I do not know what would have been worse, "the star admitted.
After the massacre, Jason and Brittany returned to Las Vegas to visit victims in the hospital and to show their support.
"I think in the weeks that followed … it was a lot of different emotions going on for me and, you know, guilt, anger and a lot of other things," confessed the "Drowns The Whiskey" singer.
"I know in my heart that it's not my fault that it happened, but it still does not stop you from getting a little guilty, you know, people were there for you," he added.
The senseless violence has definitely left its mark on Aldean, but he does not want the events of that fateful night to govern his actions that are progressing.
"That's not something I want on my resume for the rest of my life," Aldean said. "For me it's something that I do not want to forget, but it's just something that I choose not to experience again and again."
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In September Aldean is on the program during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Hopefully that event will contribute to additional healing of the star of the country.
The tour schedule of the 2018 of Jason Aldean
SEP 2 JACKSONVILLE, FL, US EverBank Field
SEP 6 MACON, GA, USA Macon Coliseum
SEP 7 NASHVILLE, TN, USA Bridgestone Arena
SEP 8 RALEIGH, NC, US Coastal Credit Union Music Park
SEP 13 CINCINNATI, OH, US Riverbend Music Center
SEP 14 CLARKSTON, MI, USA DTE Energy Music Theater
SEP 15 TORONTO, ON, CA Budweiser Stage
SEP 20 SAN DIEGO, CA, USA Mattress office Amphitheater
SEP 21 LAS VEGAS, NV, USA iHeartRadio Music Festival at the T-Mobile Arena
SEP 22 SAN BERNARDINO, CA, USA Glen Helen Amphitheater
SEP 27 WHEATLAND, CA, USA Toyota Amphitheater
SEP 28 MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, USA Coastline Amphitheater
SEP 29 IRVINE, CA, USA FivePoint Amphitheater
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