Jason Aldean is preparing for his first performance return to Las Vegas since the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
The shooting at the festival occurred on Oct. 1, 2017, and remains the deadliest U.S. mass shooting. The gunman opened fire during Aldean’s set, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds.
“When somebody buys a ticket to our show, or comes into an arena to watch you play, we want them to come, have fun, get home safe, and come see us the next time we’re in town,” Aldean told Sunday TODAY. “The last thing we’re thinking is that they’re going to show up and never leave.”
Aldean has come to terms that the shooting is something that will forever be linked with his career. He chooses, however, not to dwell in it.
“That’s not something I want on my résumé for the rest of my life,” he said. “For me it’s something, not that I want to forget, but I choose to not relive over and over.”
The country singer is taking his High Noon Neon tour to Las Vegas on Sept. 21.