Watch: Jason Makes Defiant Return to the Stage After Las Vegas Shooting

“As you guys know, man, it’s been a tough week and a half for all of us up here onstage, and I want to say, thank you guys for being here tonight. You guys are gonna help us get through this,” he said.

“I want this not to be something that’s going to be a downer for the rest of the night,” Aldean tells the audience in the fan-shot video above, adding, “I want to play the show for you guys that the people in Las Vegas came to see and didn’t get a chance to.”