One week after a crazed gunman opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival during Jason Aldean’s headlining set, the country star and his wife, Brittany, flew back to Las Vegas to visit with survivors of the attack that killed 58 and injured more than 500. “Feels surreal being back in Vegas today. Visiting some of the strongest people we have ever met… fighting the toughest battle of them all… for their lives,” Brittany Aldean wrote in an Instagram post that showed the couple with their arms around each other looking out toward the Mandalay Bay hotel, where the 64 year-old shooter filled a suite with guns and opened fire. Later that day, Aldean went to area hospitals to visit with shooting victims recovering from the attacks. And on Saturday, he delivered the cold opening for Saturday Night Live and after a heart-felt statement, he sang Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.” It was an incredible performance and we encourage you to take a moment and watch it here.

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Dave Brooks has over 15 years experience as a writer, including eight years as the Managing Editor of Venues Today. He started Amplify in 2014 to give the industry its own voice and turn up the volume on live entertainment.
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