Coun­try star re­sumes tour af­ter Ve­gas shoot­ing

The Korea Times - - CULTURE - TULSA (AP)

— Coun­try star Ja­son Aldean brought the party back Thurs­day in his re­turn to the stage fol­low­ing the deadly mass shoot­ing that broke out while he was per­form­ing in Las Ve­gas, but the fun was tem­pered by the sting of the tragedy.

Three songs into his show in Tulsa, Ok­la­homa, the singer launched into a five-minute speech that hon­ored the 58 killed and nearly 500 hurt in the dead­li­est mass shoot­ing in mod­ern U.S. his­tory.

But Aldean took a de­fi­ant tone 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,” Aldean said.

“To those peo­ple that keep try­ing to do that, I say (ex­ple­tive) you, we don’t re­ally care.”

Fans agreed. They pumped their fists and held up Amer­i­can flags as Aldean con­tin­ued.

“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 said.

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