Khalid headlines concert for El Paso victims
Texan singer Khalid is headlining a Live Nation-promoted benefit concert in aid of the victims of the mass shooting in his hometown of El Paso, on 3 August 2019.
Special guests will also perform at the concert in the Don Haskins Centre (12,567-cap.) in El Paso, Texas on 1 September. Proceeds from the event will support the El Paso Shooting Victims’ Fund and the El Paso Community Foundation.
“I have been rocked to the core by the horrific act of gun violence that came to El Paso, and by the continued acts of senseless violence that our country faces daily,” says Khalid.
“I want to give back to my community of El Paso, who ha[ve] given so much to me. Let’s heal together through music while raising money to help those who need it.”
“I have been rocked to the core by the horrific act of gun violence that came to El Paso”
Music industry columnist Bob Lefsetz has also been discussing ideas for staging benefit concerts for gun control in the United States. At least 62 people have been killed in mass shootings in the US this year alone.
Tickets for the Khalid concert will go on sale on Wednesday 14 August at 10 a.m. local time (MT), available via the Live Nation website.
In addition to attending the concert, donations for the cause can be made directly through the Great Khalid Foundation or by purchasing one of the commemorative shirts here.
The event will also be presented by the Right Hand Foundation, founded by Khalid’s manager Courtney Stewart.