El Paso, TX – Khalid has ficially announced a benefit concert for the city El Paso following the mass shooting that left 22 people dead and 26 injured on Saturday (August 3).
The concert will take place at the Dan Haskins Center on the University Texas at El Paso’s campus on September 1. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the El Paso Shooting Victim’s Fund and the El Paso Community Foundation.
The Sun City singer first expressed interest in organizing the benefit show last week in a pair tweets where he fered his support and gratitude to the city El Paso.
“Over the past few days, my mind and heart have been heavy. Hearing/seeing an act terrorism happen so close to home, my family and my friends has been unbelievable and shocking,” Khalid wrote.
“I’m planning for a benefit concert later this month, all the proceeds will go to the families affected by the shooting. Sending everyone my love and will keep you guys updated.”
Over the past few days, I’ve been thinking ways to help out and support the city.
I’m planning for a benefit concert later this month, all the proceeds will go to the families affected by the shooting. Sending everyone my love and will keep you guys updated
— Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) August 5, 2019
The El Paso shooting has sparked a widespread conversation and has even prompted superstars like Rihana to speak out and call for President Donald Trump to intervene.
Details on the concert are available on The Great Khalid Foundation website here.
Tickets go on sale on Wednesday (August 14).
— Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) August 13, 2019