Travis Scott Announces 1st Tour  After Astroworld Tragedy

Travis Scott is hitting the street for the primary time because the 2021 Astroworld tragedy that left 10  attendees lifeless. 

“UTOPIA TOUR SOON US AND EURO DATES SOON TO BE ANNOUNCE I MISS THE ROAD I MISSS YALLLL,” Scott, 32, wrote by way of Instagram on Tuesday, August 8, alongside a poster that exposed the tour can be named the Utopia Presents Circus

Whereas the precise present dates have but to be introduced, the rapper plans to carry out his Utopia album — which dropped final month — in cities round North America together with Boston, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Vancouver and extra, in line with Pitchfork. The outlet cited Chicago’s United Middle on Monday, September 25, as the primary efficiency date, with the tour wrapping up on Monday, November 27, at Miami’s Kaseya Middle. (Tour dates had been initially introduced by Stay Nation on Tuesday however the posts have since been deleted.)

Information of the upcoming tour comes in the future after his Monday, August 7, efficiency in Rome,  the place Scott carried out songs from Utopia for the primary time and introduced out Kanye West for a efficiency of his hits “Can’t Inform Me Nothing” and “Reward God.” Scott additionally paid tribute to West, 46, saying, “There is no such thing as a Utopia with out Kanye West.  There is no such thing as a Travis Scott with out Kanye West. There is no such thing as a Rome with out Kanye West.” 

Scott has carried out at festivals and one-off concert events over the previous few years, however the Utopia Presents Circus Tour will mark his first main run of U.S. dates because the Astroworld Pageant tragedy in November 2021. Scott was performing in Houston, Texas, at  NRG Park when the group surged towards the stage, creating an enormous crush that, left 10 folks lifeless and greater than 100  injured. 

Travis Scott Announces 2023 Tour Dates – His 1st Since the Astroworld Tragedy
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Following the occasion, a supply informed Us Weekly that the group surge “was from panic as a result of folks had been working for security.” 

In the course of the present, Scott paused his efficiency “3 times” to ask what had occurred. “He requested for everyone within the space to go assist them and produce them to the entrance,” a second insider informed Us on the time. “As quickly as they had been made conscious of what was taking place, they ended the efficiency within the curiosity of public security.”

Scott later addressed the tragedy in a prolonged December 2021 YouTube dialogue with Charlamagne tha God, claiming he “didn’t know the precise particulars [of the incident] till minutes earlier than the press convention [after my set].” He additionally claimed he was unaware of the character of the attendees’  accidents as a result of he couldn’t see the whole crowd from the stage.

“And even at that second, you’re like, ‘Wait, what?’ Individuals go out, issues occur at concert events, however one thing like that,” he continued. “It’s so loopy as a result of I’m that artist too — anytime you’ll be able to hear one thing like that, you need to cease the present. You need to be sure that followers get the correct consideration they want. Anytime I may see something like that, I did. I finished it a pair occasions to only be sure that everyone was OK. And I actually simply go off the followers’ vitality as a collective — name and response. I simply didn’t hear that. You’ll be able to solely assist what you’ll be able to see and no matter you’re informed, each time they let you know to cease, you cease.”

Scott, who shares daughter Stormi, 5, and son Aire, 18 months, with ex-girlfriend Kylie Jenner, additionally revealed that the incident catapulted him onto an “emotional curler coaster.”

“It will get so exhausting as a result of, you already know, I at all times really feel so emotionally related to my followers,” he defined within the YouTube clip. “I went by means of one thing and I really feel like followers went by means of one thing and folks’s dad and mom went by means of one thing. It actually hurts, it hurts the group, it hurts the town. It’s simply been loads of ideas and loads of emotions about, and loads of grieving and simply attempting to wrap my head round it.”