That 11-minute shooting spree killed at least 58 people and wounded almost 500 others, but both Aldean and his fans displayed an indomitable spirit in his first show back since those events, with Aldean taking a few minutes to address the crowd.
Jason said the 58 people killed are always on his mind but he also thinks about fans who weren't shot but were traumatized by the experience. "You guys have helped us take the next step toward doing what we need to do: get out and play music and do what we do every night".
He admitted he was unsure about how to play the first show back, since he wasn't sure how fans would react.
Aldean is scheduled to perform in New Orleans on October 26 at Champions Square, an outdoor venue surrounded by tall office buildings.
As you can see in the YouTubevideo below, Jason Aldean didn't hold back at all tonight in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Three songs into his Thursday performance in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Aldean said he wanted fans to enjoy the show concertgoers at the Route 91 festival didn't get to see because of the shooting.
In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shootings, New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison assured New Orleans residents that police would be in a "heightened sense of awareness" during upcoming events and that his security forces were working in tandem with New Orleans hotels to prepare for a Las Vegas-style attack.
Aldean's concert schedule shows the next date of his They Don't Know Tour at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, Ark., on Friday night (Oct. 13).
Jason Aldean's triumphant return to the stage included a message to domestic terrorists - "f*** you!"
The singer visited shooting victims still in a Las Vegas hospital Sunday. "A week in a half later they're in Tulsa finally getting to finish the Jason Aldean concert", the radio station wrote on Facebook. "And you guys have been a big reason for that tonight, so thank ya'll so much for being here".