Jason Aldean plays first gig since Las Vegas shooting

Country singer Jason Aldean will resume his tour in Tulsa after the Las Vegas massacre

The country star resumed his concert tour Thursday night in Tulsa, OK and opened with comforting words for the Las Vegas shooting victims. It is the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history.

The singer was onstage October 1 when a gunman sprayed bullets into the crowd at the outdoor Route 91 Harvest festival, killing 58 people and leaving almost 500 injured.

Aldean, 40, subsequently cancelled three shows in Los Angeles, San Diego and Anaheim out of respect for the victims.

"We literally say, it's nearly like Jason Aldean saved our lives because we weren't there", said Butler. He went on to explain that he hopes that nobody there ever experiences anything like that in their life. It's been a really tough thing to deal with for all of us up here.

He thanked the fans for coming tonight and said that they were going to help them get through it as well. "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, all right?"

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During his show Thursday night, he reached out to those hurt by the tragedy and called for national unity. "Even though people might not have physical scars, it's gonna be a mental thing for a lot of people for a long time".

"Sometimes this country can be really divided, but it's been really cool to see all the love and support that's been going on after the last ten days or so".

Two of Las Vegas shooting survivors were present at Thursday's concert, according to Tulsa radio station KWEN-FM (K95.5).

"These people are gonna continue to try and hold us down and continue to try to do things to us that are gonna make us live in fear and be scared and not go out and do what it is we wanna do", he said, adding, "F-k you". The day before, Aldean performed on "Saturday Night Live" in tribute to the victims.

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