Pop star Nick Jonas
and rapper Chamillionaire
are pledging their support to the U.S. armed forces by playing a free show in Fort Hood, Texas following a fatal shooting at the army base last month.
The local community was left in shock when Major Nidal Hasan, an army psychiatrist, opened fire on his comrades at the country's largest army post on November 5th, killing 13 and injuring more than 20 others. Hasan, who was subsequently exposed as a Muslim extremist, has since been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder.
The free concert, which will also feature the Zac Brown Band, Dana Carvey
and Gary Sinise
and the Lt. Dan Band, is aimed at lifting spirits in the devastated town.
The event at the Hood Stadium on Friday will also feature complimentary food, carnival games and rides and other entertainment to help heal the community.
star Nick will perform as Nick Jonas & The Administration, an offshoot group he formed earlier this year.
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