Kicking off the first night of a 3-show residency, Aldean addressed the crowd to welcome his fellow survivors who were there on that fateful night.
“Tonight’s a really special night for us. We got a lot of people in the crowd who are family to us, so welcome everyone from Route 91, we’re glad to see you guys out. It’s good to be back here in Las Vegas. It’s our first show back and make no mistake about it tonight, we came back to blow it out for you guys tonight. Let’s finish what we started, what y’all think?”
According to the Review Journal, Aldean closed out the show with “When She Says Baby,” the song he was performing at Route 91 when the shooting began, and a cover of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.”
“Last time we were starting this song here, we got a little interrupted. So let’s finish it, how ‘bout that?”