After the mass shooting held in Las Vegas last Sunday (October 1), the CW has decided not to air the two-night special of Iheartradio Music Festival. The specials would air this Wednesday and Thursday at the network.

According to the statement released by the CW, the new broadcast dates will be announced at a later time.On both nights, the network will air repeats of its programming.

This year edition happened over a week ago, on September 22 and 23, in Las Vegas.

Festival history

The iHeartRadio Music Festival happens every year, since 2011, in Las Vegas as part of the iHeartMedia roster of major events, just like the Jiggle Ball Concert.

Since 2013, the festival added the Daytime Village, which takes place at the Las Vegas Village.

In 2016 and 2017, the festival happens in the T-Mobile Arena.

The special for TV happened the first time at 2011, airing on the VH1. Since 2012, the two-night special hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Elvis Duran airs on CW, airing one week before its fall season. This year had Coldplay, The Weeknd, Harry Styles, Miley Cyrus, Lorde, James Maslow, DJ Khaled, Thomas Rhett, Louis Tomlinson, and Kesha, while the Daytime Village had names such as Halsey, Kelsea Ballerini, Bleachers, Bebe Rexha, Migos, Flume, Cheat Codes, Khalid, Julia Michaels, Niall Horan, All Time Low, and Noah Cyrus.

Mass shooting

During a country festival at the same location that happens the Daytime Village festivities, Stephen Paddock, a 64 years old man, opened fire on the crowd of the concert, killing 59 people and hurting more than 520 people. The gunman later killed himself in his hotel room.

Assistant Sherrif Todd Fasulo said the gunman had 42 guns in his possession: 23 in his hotel room in the Mandalay Bay, where he opened fire, and 19 in his home in Mesquite, Nevada. Along with that, it was found a stock of explosives and thousands of rounds of ammo.

The is the deadliest mass shooting from the U.S. history. A spokesperson for the FBI said that although ISIS claimed the attack, Paddock acted alone and had no connection with the terrorist organizations. The federal organization also said that the girlfriend from the gunman had been discarded as a person of interest.

Paddock waited until the performance from Jason Aldean was finished to start the shooting. The three-day Route 91 Harvest festival was sold out. Police are still seeking information about what would it be its motivation to open fire.