Travis Scott to headline Las Vegas residency: It has been almost a year since the rapper's Astroworld tragedy!
The show must go on: After his Astroworld festival tragedy last year, where at least ten people lost their lives and hundreds were injured in a maddening stampede, rapper Travis Scott is all ready and gearing up to headline a seven-show residency starting next month. Scott's Road to Utopia show is scheduled for September 17 and October 15.
The limited residency will have the Sicko Mode crooner perform a selection of his hitmaker, including Antidote and Franchise, and will reportedly also introduce new material. The Zoul Group of Zouk Nightclub at Resorts, where the rapper's residency is scheduled to be held, revealed the news recently. Zouk's CEO Andrew Li says the residency will be mind-bending and first of its kind. Tickets for Travis's shows are selling fast on the Zouk Group's website.
Scott's LA's seven-show residency will start next month. Photo Source: Instagram
"Travis Scott was a seamless fit for the Zouk Nightclub roster," Li said in a statement, adding, "His electric performances will pair perfectly with our immersive atmosphere, bringing our guests an unmatched show unlike anything else they can find in Las Vegas." Travis's anticipated show, however, isn't his first public performance since the Astroworld tragedy.
The 30-year-old rapper made his first televised performance earlier this year at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards. Popping up on stage in his all-fuzzy apparel, the Houston rapper opened with his single Mafia and slowly transitioned to Lost Forever. Last month, the Highest in the Room hitmaker performed at Future's Rolling Loud in Miami. The rapper duo performed their collab Hold the Beat and Scott's Goosebumps and No Bystanders.
Travis's anticipated residency comes almost a year after his deadly Astroworld festival. Source: NBC News
The unfortunate Astroworld tragedy took place on November 5, 2021. Scott was performing when the crowd got out of control. The Houston rapper was called out for the poor crowd management and his indifferent attitude as several videos of Travis performing heedless despite unfolding chaos emerged.
Organizers of the festival reported three dead on the spot and seven more as the days continued. The stampede left at least 5000 injured and led to the class-action lawsuit against Scott, the father of Kylie Jenner's two kids. Led by attorneys Jason Itkin, Richard Mithoff and Sean Roberts, the case represented the thousands of victims. Aside from the class-action suit, 125 civil lawsuits were filed against Scott and Live Nation, and as per reports, the total estimated damages come at around $750 million.
Scott and Kylie welcomed their secondborn earlier this year. Photo Source: Instagram
"I'm honestly just devastated," the Sicko Mode singer said in a now-deleted clip. Scott adds, "We're actually working right now to identify the families so we can help assist them through this tough time. Any time I could make out, you know, anything that's going on, you know, I just stopped my show and, you know, helped them get the help they need." Travis is set to drop his fourth studio album Utopia later this year.