Imagine Dragons to play Orlando benefit concert
© Moriah Ratner

The band Imagine Dragons will headline a concert this week benefiting victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, according to a new report.

Singer-songwriter Nate Ruess is also performing during the “All is One Orlando Unity Concert,” according to The Associated Press.


The concert will benefit the OneOrlando Fund, the AP reported, which was set up to help those affected by last week’s mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub.

Hard Rock Live Orlando is hosting Wednesday’s show at 8:30 p.m., according to the venue’s website. One hundred percent of ticket sales revenue will go to the OneOrlando Fund; general admission tickets cost $150, and tables cost $200.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) created the OneOrlando Fund after last week’s attack, according to the organization’s website.

“Hate may have visited our community,” Dyer said. "It’s taken the lives of innocent people. It has shaken us to our core and broken our hearts. But, hate will not define us. And, hate will not defeat us. Because we are ONE Orlando.”

Forty-nine people died and 53 more were injured when a gunman opened fire on June 12 at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Shooter Omar Mateen, 29, also died during a shootout with responding police.

Mateen’s targeting of a gay nightspot during Pride Month has fueled speculation that he was motivated by LGBT animosity.

He proclaimed allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) during 911 calls amid the shooting, also voicing admiration for the Boston Marathon bombers and an American suicide bomber in Syria.

On Monday the FBI reportedly redacted ISIS from partial transcripts of conversations involving Mateen. Instead, the transcript notes Mateen calling himself “an Islamic soldier” and repeatedly speaking Arabic and referencing God.