There was extra security at Regina’s Brandt Centre for the Miranda Lambert concert Friday night.
People in line for the show said they were told it was a precaution due to the attacks in Edmonton and Las Vegas.
The country music star even touched on the Vegas massacre and said “it’s been a long week.”
“I’m standing up here because I want to be brave for us — I want to be brave for y’all. I want to be brave for my friend Jason Aldean and for our friends in Las Vegas,” she said to a cheering crowd.
Aldean was playing at the time of the shooting in Las Vegas, but he managed to get off stage without getting hurt.
Lambert said it was tough to be on stage last night.
“It’s not easy. I know you can see that, so I don’t know why I’m pretending to be a bad ass when I’m having a weak moment. (I) hope that’s okay,” she said as the crowd cheered back in response.
The country singer said she would do her very best to finish her set in Regina, but she needed a little help.
“We’re supposed to kick-ass from here on out. We got Little Red Wagon and White Liar … so if you see me being weak or crying … will you sing really loud and keep us going?” Lambert asked the crowd.
Following her emotional set in Regina, Lambert cancelled her show in Winnipeg Saturday night. A spokesman for her tour said it was due to an unspecified illness.
All tickets for the show in Winnipeg will be refunded.