El Paso native Khalid plans benefit concert for shooting victims and families
El Paso native Khalid is planning a benefit concert in his hometown to benefit the victims of Saturday’s fatal mass shooting and to help remedy his “heavy” mind and heart.
“Hearing/seeing an act of terrorism happen so close to home, my family, and my friends has been unbelievable and shocking,” the 21-year-old “Location” singer tweeted on Monday. “Singing ‘915’ and ‘city of El Paso’ on tour every night feels indescribable.”
The Grammy-nominated R&B star said the Texas concert is expected to take place later this month, with proceeds going to families affected by the shooting.
Meanwhile, alt-rock band Blink-182 postponed its El Paso show the day after the shooting “in solidarity with the community.” A rescheduled date has not yet been announced.
At the White House on Monday, President Trump condemned the gunmen who carried out the devastating killings and the white nationalism that motivated one of them — but stopped short of calling for stricter gun laws to prevent future attacks.
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