NASHVILLE (AP) - Country star Jason Aldean is canceling three upcoming tour dates after a mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas out of respect for the victims and to take time to mourn.
The singer was onstage Sunday when a gunman shot at the Route 91 Harvest festival. Aldean said in a statement Tuesday that this weekend's shows scheduled for Los Angeles, San Diego and Anaheim, California, would be canceled and he would resume his tour on Oct. 12 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
"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. He also issued a rallying cry for Americans to come together.
Aldean is scheduled to appear at the BancorpSouth Arena on Friday, October 27 in Tupelo.
The arena's executive director Todd Hunt says Aldean's concert will resume as scheduled.
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