Josh Abbott Band cancels Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo performance

The Josh Abbott Band has canceled their Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo performance, which was scheduled for Oct. 7.

The decision was made after the Las Vegas shooting killed more than 50 people and injured roughly 500. The band performed at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, where the massacre happened.

The band released the following statement on Facebook:

Out of respect for the victims and their families of the Las Vegas shooting, as well as the overall health of our band & crew, we have decided to cancel our shows this weekend in College Station and Waco. This week has been emotional as we try to process what happened. It would be disingenuous for us to pretend like this is a normal week of shows. It wouldn't be fair to you the fans or to ourselves. We will resume touring on October 14th in Houston. We apologize for any inconvenience, but this is the right decision after the tragedy that just occurred. Please contact the venue with further questions. We thank all of you for your love and support during this difficult time.

Extraco Events Center Vice President Charva Ingram said a replacement would be announced as soon as one commits to perform.

Read more about the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo here.

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