Jason Aldean returned to Las Vegas Friday night (Dec. 6) for the first of three headlining shows at the Park MGM. The country singer addressed the audience with a message that referenced 2017’s tragic shooting at the city’s Route 91 Harvest Festival, where Aldean was on stage at the time.

“We got a lot of people in the crowd tonight who are family to us, so welcome out everybody from Route 91,” Aldean, who just earned his seventh No. 1 album on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart with 9, said in a video filmed by a fan at the concert.

“It’s good to be back here in Las Vegas. This is our first show back, and make no mistake about it tonight: we came back to blow it out for you guys tonight, all right?”​ he announced.

“Let’s finish what we started, what y’all think?” he added before moving on through his set.

According to Rolling Stone, later in the show, Aldean addressed a fan in a wheelchair wearing a Route 91 shirt and holding an American flag who was lifted by others in the audience. “My man,” the singer reportedly said.

Aldean’s three-night residency at the venue continues Dec. 7-8.

Watch the clip below.

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