WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Country singer Jason Aldean, who has canceled his weekend shows in California in the wake of the deadly Las Vegas mass shooting, resumed his tour in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Thursday.
59 people were killed and over 500 others injured when a gunman opened fire on a large crowd who were attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on October 1.
Aldean was singing at the open-air country music concert at the time of the attack.
Aldean canceled the remaining shows in Los Angeles, San Diego and Anaheim out of respect for the victims, their families and his fans.
After resuming his show in Tulsa, he delivered a brief speech in memory of the shooting victims.
'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.'
He told his fans in Tulsa not to be shaken by anyone trying to make Americans live in fear, and called for national unity.
'These people are going to continue to try to hold us down. To those people that keep trying to do that, I say '*** you, we don't really care,' Aldean said, evoking massive response from the music lovers.
Separately, Jason will be performing at a benefit concert next month to support those in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and other Caribbean islands, who have been impacted by the recent hurricanes. The event, named Country Rising, will be held at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on November 12.
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