UPDATE: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 1:45 P.M. ET
Staying true to his word, singer Khalid has announced official details for his impending benefit concert.
“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,” Khalid said in a statement, according to Pitchfork. “I want to give back to my community of El Paso, the city of the 915, who has given so much to me. Please come out and let’s heal together through music while raising money to help those who need it.”
The concert will go down on September 1 at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. Purchase yours HERE.
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JUST ANNOUNCED: @thegr8khalid is headlining “A Night For Suncity” Benefit Concert at the Don Haskins Center in his hometown El Paso, TX. Proceeds from the concert will support the El Paso Shooting Victims’ Fund and the El Paso Community Foundation. Tickets go on sale 8/14 at 10am local.
As we all mourn the loss of at least 31 people in two mass shootings over the weekend, Khalid hit Twitter to respond to the acts of domestic terrorism, one of which happened in his high school hometown El Paso, Texas. The singer says he is planning a benefit concert yo help support the families affected by the massacre.
“Over the past few days, my mind and heart have been heavy. Hearing/seeing an act of terrorism happen so close to home, my family, and my friends has been unbelievable and shocking. Singing ‘915’ and ‘city of El Paso’ on tour every night feels indescribable,” he tweeted. “Over the past few days, I’ve been thinking of ways to help out and support the city. I’m planning for a benefit concert later this month, all of the proceeds will go to the families affected by the shooting. Sending everyone my love and will keep you guys updated.”
We will keep you updated on the upcoming concert as more details become available. Prayers up for El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.