Aldean speaks out after comments about canceling show in New Hampshire

Jason Aldean spoke out about a possibly cancelled concert in New Hampshire, after he posted an apology for anti-gun violence comments in a politically-charged Facebook post Sunday night.

“People know where I stand,” Aldean told the CNN at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, where he played his first headlining show of the “superstitions” tour.

Aldean’s comments came after a gunman opened fire at a country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday, killing 58 people and wounding more than 500.

Aldean was about to perform at Route 91 Harvest Festival when Stephen Paddock started shooting into the crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel. He later wrote: “My heart is broken. I will never stop thinking about the victims and their families.”

Aldean cancelled his New Hampshire show Sunday night, but the venue soon said they’d be rescheduling it with Taylor Swift.

Many fans felt that canceling the gig would be insensitive to the victims, and asked Aldean to support the victims and their families by speaking out.

“There is no way, wtf we’re being told to come back to NE,” one attendee of the show in New Hampshire wrote on Facebook. “There is no way to even be logical about this. You are not a hero. You are f—ing bad to not go play at this show and bring a minute of respect for the dead.”

Another attendee wrote: “Absolutely disgusting that Jason Aldean has cancelled his show in New Hampshire. This will send the wrong message. We hope that he will now be willing to think about the victims, their families, the survivors and pay for what must be very expensive medical bills.”

After criticism regarding his Saturday performance in Oregon on his “Big Green Tractor” tour, Aldean apologized in a statement to fans.

“Jason Aldean did not take part in the anti-gun message. That is not what he is about. That is not what the show was about. That is not what he is about politically,” the singer’s publicist said in a statement to CNN Sunday.

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