SNL Tributes 'Las Vegas Victims' With The Late Musician Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down"

Saturday Night Live has broken its format on its latest episode on 8th October on tributing the victims of 'The Las Vegas Ma s sacre' of October 1. Jason Aldean, who was performing at Route 91 Harvest Festival when the heinous ma s sacre happened, opened the show on Saturday with his words and covered the song of late Tom Petty.

Read More: Heroic Smith Shot in Neck While Helping People Out of The Las Vegas Ma s sacre

Aldean said,

This week we witnessed one of the worst tragedies in American history. You can be sure that we're going to walk through these tough times every step of the way. Because when America is at its best, our bond and our spirit? It's unbreakable.

After his short statement, he along with his band tributed the victims with the late Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down" from the 1989 album Full Moon Fever. Petty died of cardiac arrest on 2nd October, a day after the shooting.

MoreLas Vegas Ma s s-Shooter Stephen Paddock's Girlfriend Under Police Investigation-Details

It wasn't the first time SNL paid tribute to a tragedy though. Before, The New York CIty mayor Rudy Giuliani opened the show after 9/11 attack followed by Paul Simon's performance. Similarly, the show began with a children's choir's performance of Silent Night after the tragic ma s s shooting at Sandy Hook in 2012.

Stephan Paddock began the open fire during the concert at the 91 Route Harvest Festival which resulted in the death of 59 people and left over 500 people injured. The gunman ultimately shot himself to death on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel.


05 Oct,2022 American Internet Personality Thomas Sanders Opens Up About His Sexuality-Know The Full Story

Thomas Sanders is a popular internet personality. He rose to fame from former video-sharing app Vine....

05 Oct,2022 Texas Mom, Emily “Susan” Law Killed By Ex-Boyfriend

Texas Triathlete Mom namely Emily "Susan" Law was allegedly killed by her ex-boyfriend, James Free....

05 Oct,2022 Former San Diego Chargers Player Kevin Ellison Dies At 31

Former San Diego Chargers player Kevin Ellison died at 31. Ellison's died suddenly while he was walk....

04 Oct,2022 Joe Budden And Cyn Santana Split Four Months After Engagement

Love & Hip Hop couple Joe Budden and Cyn Santana have split up after only four months of engagement.....

04 Oct,2022 Jeff Bezos Steps Out With Girlfriend Lauren Sanchez First Time After They Made Headlines In January

Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend Lauren Sanches were spotted together for the first time. The couple wa....

02 Oct,2022 How Rich Is YouTuber Daniel Middleton Aka DanTDM? Net Worth, Income Sources, And Earnings

Daniel Middleton Aka DanTDM is a famous YouTuber and a vlogger. He never failed to dazzle his fans v....