The victims of last year’s Vegas shooting, and other victims of gun violence and terrorism at live music events in 2017, will be paid tribute to at this year’s Grammy Awards.
The ceremony will take place at New York’s Madison Square Garden on January 28, and will feature performances from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Bruno Mars, and more.
Today (January 18), the Recording Academy announced three of the performers from the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas last October will play at the awards show. The event was the site of a mass shooting, which claimed the lives of 59 people and left numerous others injured. Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris, and Eric Church will come together at the ceremony to honour those victims.
President/CEO of the Recording Academy Neil Portnow said: “Live music events have always provided a safe space for fans to gather in a shared celebration of music. We believe it’s incredibly important to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in these senseless tragedies and to remind musicians and music lovers alike that live music will continue to be a powerful force that unites us all.”
Meanwhile, Route 91 Harvest Festival promoter Live Nation is being sued by victims of the shooting, along with MGM Resorts International, who own the Mandalay Bay Hotel from which Stephen Paddock shot at festival-goers from his hotel room. A lawsuit has also been filed against Paddock’s estate.