“So when it first happened, I thought a speaker had blown.”
In his first on camera interview since the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting, Jason Aldean has opened up.
“We wear in-ear monitors when we’re on stage. And really all you can hear is the music, and maybe your guys that can talk to you on microphones that are on side-stage or whatever”.
Jason went on in an interview on TODAY recounting the events from that night.
“So when it first happened, I thought a speaker had blown. It just sounded like a crackling something. And so, I’m kind of looking around like, ‘What is that?’ Trying to figure out what it is. Then it stopped, so I was like, ‘All right, they must have got it fixed,’ so I kept doing my thing. And then it happened again and it lasted longer the second time. And so then I was actually kind of getting aggravated, so I looked over at the monitor guy on the side of the stage, as if to say kinda like, ‘What is that? Fix it.’ So when I turned and looked, my guitar player had run behind me and was telling me to move, like, ‘Let’s go,’ and my security guy was running on stage, telling me to run.”
Watch Jason Aldean’s interview from TODAY below.
Jason Aldean is currently donating all proceeds from his “I Won’t Back Down” performance on Saturday Night Live to victims or the Las Vegas Shooting.