Live Nation Releases Statement Regarding Its Route 91 Harvest Festival

Live Nation, creator of the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, has released a statement regarding the tragic mass shooting that occurred Sunday (Oct. 1) during the festival in Las Vegas. The shooting left nearly 60 people dead, with more than 500 injured.

“We are heartbroken over the tragedy that took place at the Route 91 Harvest festival. To think that anyone would want to inflict harm on a gathering of music lovers is beyond our comprehension. And while we are stunned and grieving over this incomprehensible act of violence, we know that this is a moment when we must come together to prevent more tragedies like this from occurring.

“Live Nation will do everything in our power to support the victims and their families through the aftermath of this horrendous event and extends our deepest gratitude to the heroic first responders who helped save as many lives as possible. To our Live Nation on-site employees, we cannot thank you enough for your bravery and perseverance over the past 24 hours and will ensure you have the resources and support necessary to heal from this.”

The inaugural Route 91 Harvest Festival launched in 2014, and is one of several country music festivals in Live Nation’s portfolio, including Faster Horses (Brooklyn), Country LakeShake (Chicago) and Watershed (The Gorge, Washington).

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