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 venues with further questions. We thank all of you for your love and support during this difficult time.
The group wrote on their Instagram:
“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.”
The band played at the Route 91 Fest and stayed at the Mandalay Hotel, where the shooter was stationed. According to the Boot, the band was locked out of the hotel while Josh Abbott’s fiancee Taylor was in lockdown inside.
Josh Abbott Band’s guitarist Caleb Keeter also drew attention following the event by publicly changing his stance on gun control on Twitter.
The band will resume their tour on Oct. 14.