Aldean Strikes Defiant Tone In Return

Pablo Tucker
October 14, 2017

That 11-minute shooting spree killed at least 58 people and wounded almost 500 others, but both Aldean and his fans displayed an indomitable spirit in his first show back since those events, with Aldean taking a few minutes to address the crowd. He appeared before a crowd in Tulsa, Okla., which included some survivors who were present at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

At least 59 people were killed, including the shooter, and more than were 500 wounded.

Aldean is scheduled to perform in New Orleans on October 26 at Champions Square, an outdoor venue surrounded by tall office buildings.

Aldean took a defiant tone as he in telling concertgoers to resist living in fear, and he called for more of the national unity he's seen since the attack.

"These people are going to continue to try to hold us down and continue to try to do things to us that make us live in fear or be scared". That's really unfortunate to see. "It has been cool to see the love and support... if we could do that on a daily basis, the world would be a lot better place".

A couple who made headlines with their bravery during the Las Vegas shooting were in attendance at the show. Ryan Guay and Lynzee Freund, a couple who are residents of Las Vegas, received tickets to the Tulsa show from Tulsa radio station K95.5.

Aldean resumed his tour Thursday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jason was glad that they were able to keep the tour going after what happened in Las Vegas just less than two weeks ago. "It was therapeutic and kind of like a cleansing all at the same time", she said.

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