Travis Scott Lands Las Vegas Residency Almost a Year After Astroworld
Travis Scott is back on the big stage nearly a year after 10 people died of compression asphyxiation at his 2021 Astroworld festival.
Zouk Nightclub in Las Vegas announced on Monday that the rapper, 31, will play seven shows at their venue starting next month.
Road to Utopia will be “a breathtaking, one-of-a-kind nightclub residency experience” and a chance for Scott to sample some of his upcoming music, according to a press release.
“Travis Scott was a perfect fit for Zouk Nightclub’s roster,” Zouk Group CEO Andrew Li said in a statement.
“His electric performances will blend perfectly with our immersive atmosphere, providing our guests with a show unmatched like anything they can find in Las Vegas.”
The news comes a month after Scott’s appearance at the Day N Vegas festival in Nevada was canceled.
Organizers of the Vegas festival, which was scheduled to take place over Labor Day weekend Sept. 2-4, said the performance was scrapped due to “a combination of logistical, scheduling and of production”.
This would have been the “Goosebumps” rapper’s first performance since Astroworld.
Scott gave his first public performance at Miami’s ultraclub E11, even at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in May. He also performed at a Coachella party and a pre-Oscar party.
Following the tragedy, 400 lawsuits were filed against Scott, Live Nation and others involved with the festival. All parties were charged with negligence and the cases were consolidated into a single civil case representing nearly 2,800 victims.
Scott and Live Nation have denied the allegations.
In December, the 31-year-old rapper told Charlamagne Tha God that he had “1,000%” done everything he could to help dying viewers once he knew there was a problem.
“Every time you hear something like that, you want to stop the show, you want to make sure the fans get the attention they need,” said the rapper, who shares two children with Kylie Jenner.
“And whenever I could see something like that, I did. I stopped him a few times to make sure everyone was okay.
He went on to say that the lighting, pyrotechnics and sound of the show can make it difficult to tell what is happening on stage.
“You can only help what you can see and whatever they tell you, every time they tell you to stop, you stop,” he added.