Country duo Brothers Osborne just played the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Friday, Sept. 29. Two days later, a mass shooting at that same event took the lives of more than 55 fans and injured more than 500 people.
It now stands as the deadliest mass shooting in United States history, and the attack is very personal for Brothers Osborne. They reached out to their fans at the event via Instagram in the wake of the shooting, saying, “We are completely devastated by these tragic events that happened in Vegas last night. We can only imagine the flood of emotions you all must be feeling, and for that we send our love and prayers to you all.”
The message goes on to say that, after their Friday show, the guys had talked about how the Route 91 concert crowd was one of the best audiences they’d ever entertained.
The Brothers continue, “So much love. So much joy. So much pure happiness floating thru the air. I know it might be hard, but don’t lose those feelings. Those emotions are sacred. Don’t let a deranged coward take that from you.”
In closing, Brothers Osborne add that they wish they could hug everyone in the audience and their families right now.
They write, “Hold on tight to the ones you love. We love you all and will be keeping you forever in our thoughts.”