Jason Aldean Plays First Vegas Concert Since Route 91 Shooting

December 9, 2019
Jason Aldean

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Jason Aldean returned to Vegas for his first full concert there since the Route 91 shooting.  He thanked the survivors and first responders who came back to see him and vowed to "finish" what he started.

"Tonight's really special.  We got a lot of people in the crowd who are family to us, so welcome everyone from Route 91.  We're glad to see you guys out.  It's good to be back here in Las Vegas" ... "It's our first show back and make no mistake about it tonight, we came back to blow it out for you guys tonight.  Let's finish what we started, what y'all think?" 

A lot of the fans and first responders who were at the show two years ago wore their Route 91 T-shirts.  One of them was a guy in a wheelchair waving an American flag who was lifted high above the crowd.  Jason pointed to him and said, "My man."

He also brought back a special moment by closing out the concert with a cover of Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down", which is what he sang on "SNL" less than a week after the shooting.