Thursday night in Tulsa, Jason Aldean plays his very first concert since his set at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas was interrupted by gunfire.
Over the nearly two weeks since the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history, Jason has paid tribute to the 58 people who lost their lives by opening Saturday Night Live with the late Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down,” and returned to Vegas to visit with some of the nearly 500 who were injured.
Tonight at Oklahoma’s BOK Center, the They Don’t Know Tour rolls on. The trek is named after both Jason’s latest album, and his single, which is currently vying for #1.
“They Don’t Know” speaks to a theme Jason’s often embraced: hard-working, grassroots people who refuse to give up, though they’re often misunderstood.
“Whether you live in a small town, and [it's] somebody looking down on you for that, whatever,” Jason says of the song’s message. “I mean, one of my guitar players is one of the songwriters on it… It just kind of fit what we do… with him playing guitar for me for the last 20 years almost, he's got a pretty good idea of what's in my wheelhouse.”
Chris Young, Kane Brown, and DeeJay Silver -- who were all with Jason and his band in Vegas -- will also be at the show tonight.
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