Jussie Smollett will reportedly travel to Los Angeles following a horrific attack in Chicago early Tuesday morning (Jan. 29). The Empire actor is set to perform at Troubadour nightclub in West Hollywood, a concert that was already scheduled prior to Tuesday’s incident.
“We’re going on with the show as far as we know, until we hear anything different,” said Paul Kacik, a buyer for concert booking company Sean Healy Presents, in a statement to the Los Angeles Times. Tickets for the Saturday night show (Feb. 2) have sold out. TMZ reports that the “Born To Win” singer might address the attack at the concert.
Smollett has yet to speak out, however, his family issued a statement on the occurrence.
“In the early hours of Tuesday morning, our beloved son and brother, Jussie was the victim of a violent and unprovoked attack. We want to be clear, this was a racial and homophobic hate crime,” the statement reads. “Jussie has told the police everything from the very beginning. His story has never changed, and we are hopeful they will find these men and bring them to justice.”
Toward the end of the passage, the family states, “Radical love is the only solution, but passivity will be our downfall. We, as a family, will continue to work for love, equity and justice until it reigns supreme in our nation and all over the world. With love & gratitude, The Smollett Family.”