Khalid’s The Great Khalid Foundation, along with Right Hand Foundation, are teaming up for a special benefit concert Sept. 1 at the Don Haskins Center in honor of those lost in the El Paso, Texas shooting earlier this month.
Khalid, who is originally from El Paso, expressed his dismay regarding the unfortunate tragedy that killed 22 people and injured 24 inside the town’s Walmart on Aug. 3.
“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,” he said in a press release. “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.”
Last week, Khalid went on Twitter and announced his intention of doing a benefit concert to aid those affected by the horrific shooting. “Over the past few days, my mind and heart have been heavy,” he tweeted. “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.”
Tickets go on sale Aug. 14 local time at 10:00 a.m. at Livenation.com.
The “Talk” crooner is also expected to be raising funds through this concert in support of the El Paso Shooting Victims’ Fund and the El Paso Community Foundation. Special guests are slated to be in attendance.
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