Aly and AJ’s Tour Bus ‘Caught in the Crossfire’ of Sacramento Shooting

Aly AJs Tour Bus Was ‘Caught Crossfire Sacramento Shooting

Aly and AJ.

It’s a scary situation. AlyAnd AJ Michalka revealed their tour bus was “caught in the crossfire” of a mass shooting that occurred in Sacramento, California.

“Distraught by the mass shooting last night outside the venue in Sacramento,” the sisters, who make music under the name Aly & AJ, wrote via the band’s official Twitter accountSunday, April 3. “All of our thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives and those recovering today. We’re praying for the health care workers caring for them. We hope all our fans made it home safe.”

The duo started their A Touch of the BeatOn Saturday, April 2, the tour will begin with a performance at Sacramento’s Crest Theater. Six people were killed and twelve others were wounded in a mass shooting which took place near Capitol Building. The Capitol Building is surrounded by busy clubs, concert venues, and other entertainment venues.

Many of the victims were bystanders enjoying a night out, and many of them were not seriously injured. Chief of Police Kathy LesterSubmitted The New York TimesShe said that it was not clear what caused the violence and asked that anyone with any information contact the Sacramento Police Department.

The Michalkas commented on Twitter that their bus was “caught in the crossfire,”However, everyone in the group was able shelter in place and was not injured. “Thank you for everyone reaching out,” they continued, adding that the incident was “a reminder to keep your loved ones extra close today. We have to do something about gun violence in this country.”

Aly, 33 and AJ 30, released their fourth studio record. A Touch of the Beat gets you up on your feet and into the sunThey released their first album in more than a decade in May 2021.

The pair celebrated the 15th anniversary their debut album in August 2020. Into the Rush. “We have really great, positive memories that are associated with making that album,” Aly told Us WeeklyOnly at that time. “We were complete novices at that point in time. We had never produced an album professionally. We had just done demos.” The sisters, who were just 14 and 12, respectively, when they recorded the album, were determined to be involved in the creative process.

“That was always really important to us. We grew up listening to a lot of artists that wrote their own music,” AJ said at the time. “I think if anyone was holding us back and saying, ‘You can’t write your own material,’ I don’t really know if we’d still want to be putting out art ‘cause it wouldn’t feel very genuine to what we want to say. … I’m glad we very much set the record straight on the first record that we were going to write all of our material from the ground up because it ended up kind of paving the way for every record.”

Aly & AJ also released an updated, explicit version of their 2007 hit single “Potential Breakup Song” in December of that year.

“I think people are falling back now on nostalgia and memory and it was a year where a lot of people didn’t feel safe and listening to old music or watching an old movie was a comfort,” AJ told Entertainment Weekly in November 2020 about the song’s resurgence in popularity. “And it was one of those things where it’s like, ‘Yeah, ‘Potential Breakup Song’ — let’s break up with [2020].’”

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