The Killers & Imagine Dragons to headline Vegas benefit concert
The Killers and Imagine Dragons will headline a benefit concert next month to help the victims of the shootings that took place at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, which left 58 people dead and more than 500 injured. The December 1st concert at the city's T-Mobile Arena will also include appearances from pop trio Boyz II Men, magician David Copperfield, magic duo Penn and Teller, and performers from Cirque du Soleil.
- Tickets go on sale Wednesday (November 8th), with prices ranging from $75 to $125. Proceeds will benefit the Las Vegas Victims Fund.
- Imagine Dragons stated, "Las Vegas is our home, and it’s an incredible, tight-knit community. The world has seen the resilience, unity, and heart of the city this last month. This show is about raising money to help those impacted by the tragedy and about experiencing the healing that comes from gathering to celebrate the bonds we share.”
- Killers frontman Brandon Flowers, a native of the Las Vegas area, expressed his grief and shock over the shootings on Facebook shortly after they took place, writing, "It’s hard to believe it’s real. My prayers go out to those whose lives were taken and to everyone else affected by this nightmare. I’m devastated for my community and for all of the people who gather together to see live music.”
- A 64-year-old man named Stephen Paddock shattered the windows of his hotel suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel on October 1st and unleashed hundreds of rounds of bullets at the crowd of 21,000 watching the country music festival in a nearby parking lot before killing himself. Police have yet to determine a motive for the massacre.