Like many of us, Luke Bryan was shaken and devastated by the tragic events that unfolded during the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas.
His buddy, Jason Aldean, was on stage in the middle of a set when bullets started reigning down on a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers, killing 59 and injuring over 500.
“As entertainers you look at your fans,—you’re not up there to do anything but connect with them. They are our fans, they embody America. It’s bigger than just—it goes so far beyond. It was one of the most heart breaking days of my life. I talked to Jason Aldean very early that morning and hearing one of your best friends shaken up like that, knowing they’ll never be able to unsee these things, I don’t know, you get lumps and you get nauseated. There’s just gotta be something we can do,” Bryan told “Good Morning America” this morning.
Understandably, people are scared and worried about safety at future shows. Could this happen at another concert? Bryan, who is the middle of his 2017 Farm Tour put out a statement regarding this fear, trying to reassure fans that actions are being taken during his upcoming shows.
“We are greatly saddened by the event that took place in Vegas and are praying for those country music fans, their families and all involved. We want to assure our fans that we are working with state and local officials to do everything possible to ensure your safety during our Farm Tour shows. Country Music has always been about community and we will continue to stand together,” Bryan posted on Facebook following the attacks.
The Farm Tour, which kicked off on Sept. 28 in Lincoln Nebraska, will continue on Oct. 5 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with three more dates.
2017 FARM TOUR DATES
October 5 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Spangler Farms West
October 6 – Edinburg, IL @ Ayers Family Farm
October 7 – Centralia, MO @ Stowers Farm