Jason Aldean, onstage in Nashville in 2016. (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
Tragically, a gathering of music fans has once again been targeted by an individual with violent intentions. After the horrific shooting last night at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Jason Aldean (who was performing at the time) and other musicians have shared reactions to the attack that left at least 58 people dead and hundreds of others injured.
Route 91 is a major country music festival. In addition to Aldean, performers at the festival included Kane Brown, Maren Morris, and Jake Owen. They have shared thoughts of sorrow and condolence, as have some local musicians — and Liam Gallagher, whose hometown of Manchester saw a concert attack earlier this year.
This world is sick 😔
— Kane Brown (@kanebrown) October 2, 2017
Praying for everyone here in Vegas. I witnessed the most unimaginable event tonight. We are okay. Others arent. Please pray.
— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) October 2, 2017
Uggh. Las Vegas. Pure heartbreak. Another attack on music fans.
— jeremy messersmith (@jmessersmith) October 2, 2017
Vegas. I’m so sorry.
— Dessa (@dessadarling) October 2, 2017
There are no words to express the helplessness and sorrow my broken heart feels for the victims in Vegas and their families.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) October 2, 2017
So sad what’s happened in Las Vegas when will it all stop peace n love to all my brothers n sisters LG x
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) October 2, 2017
Heart goes out to the people of Nevada and Las Vegas, this is staggering. Thoughts are with victims and their families.
— Hozier (@Hozier) October 2, 2017
Horrifying scenes in Las Vegas. My heart and soul is with all the victims & their families and friends. Everybody please stay safe.
— Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) October 2, 2017
Woke up to the heartbreaking news from Las Vegas, my thoughts are with everyone and their families. Love. H
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) October 2, 2017
My heart is so heavy right now. Sending my thoughts to everyone and their families in Vegas. When is this all going to stop?
— Bishop Briggs (@thatgirlbishop) October 2, 2017
No words. Just grief, sadness, and the never-ending attempt to make sense of something utterly senseless. Love to all in Las Vegas.
— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) October 2, 2017
In addition, BMG, which acquired Jason Aldean’s Broken Bow Records back in January, issued a statement this morning:
“BMG today expressed its sadness at events at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas last night (Sunday, October 1) in which at least 50 are reported dead and 400 injured. The shooting occurred during a set by Jason Aldean signed to BMG label Broken Bow Records (BBR). Aldean, his band and crew and two BMG staff members who were attending the festival were all uninjured.”