Yes, Ronald Reagan’s shooter is performing a sold-out concert this summer


In 1981, John Hinckley Jr. attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan, shooting him and three other people, in what he said was an effort to impress actress Jodie Foster.

A jury found Hinckley not guilty of attempted murder and several other charges by reason of insanity. He was held in a psychiatric facility until 2016.

In September 2021, a judge issued an order to lift all remaining restrictions on Hinckley, saying his mental state was stable and he no longer posed a threat. That unconditional release order goes into effect on June 15, 2022.

On April 8, New York promotions company Scenic Presents announced on Twitter that Hinckley will be performing his music at the Market Hotel venue in Brooklyn on July 8.

The post includes a link to a ticket website frequently used by that venue; clicking on the link informs you the show has already sold out.

The promotions company and the venue also have a shared Facebook event promoting the concert, which links to the same ticket site.

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