JAY-Z, Chance the Rapper, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Killers are among headliners at the Oct. 6-8 Texas fest.
With each new deadly assault on concerts, we are forced to shift our reality a little more. After the Ariana Grande attack in Manchester it was hardening the perimeter around concert halls and with the Bataclan massacre in Paris in 2015 it was figuring out how to keep crazed assailants from entering a venue during a show.
And now, with Sunday's horrific attack on innocent concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas -- the worst mass shooting in modern American history -- it's the truly unthinkable: stopping a madman from renting a hotel room near an open-air, urban festival who is intent on raining bullets down on fans from hundreds of yards away.
Those are the challenges facing promoters as they move forward with upcoming events in the wake of Sunday's unthinkable toll, which at press time included 59 dead and more than 527 injured. Most immediately, they will be considerations on the minds of C3 Presents and Live Nation, the promoters behind the upcoming Austin City Limits Festival in Austin, Texas' Zilker Park. (LN, which purchased C3 in 2014, is also the promoter for the Route 91 Festival).