Jason Aldean's tour making a stop in North Little Rock

Aldean to resume tour with stop in North Little Rock

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Country music star Jason Aldean is calling for unity after rushing off the stage as the shooting began Sunday.

Aldean cancelled his upcoming weekend concerts to mourn the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. However, he plans to resume his tour next week with a stop at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

Aldean fan, Sacha Lancaster hopes to be there.

"I'm hoping that he comes down to Little Rock and shows them a lot of love," Lancaster said.

And Jason Aldean fans are also rallying around the artist who was performing when 58 people were killed Sunday night according to Lancaster.

"I think during this time they're going to come together at the right time and show him a good show," he said.

Lancaster has been a fan of Jason Aldean for years. Until the shooting, he was unsure if he would attend Aldean's October 13 concert in North Little Rock.

"I'm looking forward to going to the concert," he said.

Ticket sales were up Wednesday for Aldean's They Don't Know tour. Bars and restaurants around Verizon Arena are also planning for big crowds.

Kyle Owen, General Manager of Creegan’s Irish Pub in Argenta said they’ll be there for fans who attend.

"Serving good ole' pub food and we have 50 beers on draft here, so for everyone who comes out to the show," Owen said.

Owen hopes the horrific scene in Vegas doesn't keep fans away.

"I hope in light of the awful tragedy, I hope everyone goes out has a good weekend and enjoys the show," he said.

Lancaster is aware that this will be a difficult performance for one of his favorite artist.

"I think a lot of people are going to respect the fact that going through what he went through out in Vegas with all this craziness.  I think he's going to have a lot of support," Lancaster said.

Aldean released a statement saying getting back on stage will be a very emotional and tough for him and his band, but he hopes he can get through it together with his fans.

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