Jason Aldean Resumes Tour Following Las Vegas Massacre with Shooting Survivors Joining Him in the Crowd

PEOPLE.com | 10/13/2017 | Karen Mizoguchi
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Jason Aldean kept his promise to fans when he resumed his They Don’t Know Tour at BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Thursday evening.

The country star was back on stage 11 days after performing at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, where a gunman opened fire from the hotel and injured more than 500 in attendance, killing at least 58.

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“I want this not to be something that’s going to be a downer for the rest of the night,” Aldean, 40, told the audience as seen in video captured at the show. “I want to play the show for you guys that the people in Las Vegas came to see and didn’t get a chance to.”

On Oct. 1, Aldean was performing the closing set at the outdoor country music festival when gunman Stephen Paddock fired bullets from his 32nd-floor hotel room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the crowd of more than 22,000 concertgoers.

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Days following the massacre, the singer announced he canceled a series of concerts out of respect for the victims. “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 said in a statement.

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