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Aldean cancels shows this week in wake of shootings.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 – Jason Aldean is canceling this weekend's shows in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, but will resume his tour in Oklahoma the following week.

"As a result of what happened in Las Vegas this week, we have decided to cancel this coming weekend's show," Aldean said. "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."

Shows in Los Angeles, San Diego and Anaheim, Cal. were cancelled. The tour will resume on Oct. 12 in Tulsa.

Aldean was performing when the shooting broke out, killing 59 people and wounding more than 500 at the Route 91 Harvest Fest.

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