Some of the biggest names out of Las Vegas are uniting together to honor the victims of the Oct. 1 shooting tragedy.
Much of the local entertainment industry is coming together on Dec. 1 for the Vegas Strong Benefit Concert, with proceeds from the event benefitting the Las Vegas Victims Fund.
Set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. at T-Mobile Arena, the benefit show will feature The Killers and Imagine Dragons — both bands with Las Vegas roots — as well as Boyz II Men, Cirque du Soleil, David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, and others, soon to be announced.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. and will range from $75-$125. The tickets will be available online or by calling 888-929-7849. In-person sales begin Thursday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. at any MGM Resorts International Box Office or Concierge Desk.
In addition to the benefit concert at T-Mobile Arena, T-Mobile is offering text-to-give donation options with proceeds donated directly to those affected by the Las Vegas shooting.
Those interested in donating can text VEGAS to 20222 to give $10 to the National Compassion Fund. 100-percent of the funds raised will be distributed to the victims of Las Vegas. T-Mobile customers will see the donation on their next bill.
The artists participating in the special performance have released the following statements:
“Las Vegas has embraced us since the moment we arrived. We are honored to be part of this event, and play a role in the healing process for the community and all those impacted by this tragedy.” – Nathan Morris of Boyz II Men.
“We look forward to standing together with this amazing city to pay tribute to all those affected by the October 1st tragedy and show the strength and resilience of this community.” – Jerry Nadal, Cirque du Soleil’s Senior Vice President of the Resident Show Division.
“What happened last month was such a tragedy, but people came together immediately to support each other and help ease the pain. I’m honored to be part of this benefit as we continue to show the love and strength of the Vegas community.” – David Copperfield.
“Las Vegas is our home, and it’s an incredible, tight-knit community. The world has seen the resilience, unity, and heart of the city this last month. This show is about raising money to help those impacted by the tragedy and about experiencing the healing that comes from gathering to celebrate the bonds we share.” – Imagine Dragons.
“Teller and I are humbled to be asked to pay tribute and to help those affected and those who aided in last month’s tragedy. Mr. Rogers once said we should ‘Look for the helpers,’ during difficult times. We are proud to join our fellow Las Vegas entertainers in giving a little help to the real helpers and heroes in our incredible community.” – Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller.
“For us, Las Vegas is a vital part of who we are as a band and who we are as human beings. We are humbled to be from a place where people rise in the face of tragedy to do what’s right. Please join us as we do what we do best in honor of those who lost their lives and celebrate the heart and humanity that keeps us united.” – Ronnie, Mark, Dave, and Brandon, of The Killers.