September 29, 2023

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Travis Scott 2023 Tour, His First Since Astroworld Tragedy, Preemptively Announced by Live Nation (Updated)

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On Tuesday morning, Live Nation announced a Travis Scott tour called Utopia Presents Circus Maximus, which included a poster and a link that listed the below dates at arenas and stadiums across North America this fall. The company’s social media post and ticket pages have since been deleted. A source close to Travis Scott has confirmed the dates posted earlier have not been finalized and the tour will get an announcement soon.

The dates revealed in today’s tweet from Live Nation began in late September at Chicago’s United Center. Dates continued through October and November with stops in New England, the South, the West Coast, and the Pacific Northwest. The final scheduled stop was late November in Miami.

It follows yesterday’s set at Rome’s Circus Maximus, which featured performances of several Utopia songs and a surprise appearance from Kanye West. While Scott has performed at festivals and one-off events, the tour marks his first major U.S. run of dates since the 2021 Astroworld Festival tragedy, which resulted in ten deaths and countless injuries. In late July, Houston police released an extensive report on the event, in which Scott recalled being told through his earpiece “you got to wrap it up, it’s getting kinda hectic out there.” He claimed that he was not made aware of the gravity of the situation until later.  

Prior to the police report, a Harris County grand jury determined that Scott would not be criminally charged in connection with the event. Scott and Live Nation still face multiple civil suits over Astroworld, though some have been settled.

This article was originally published on August 8 at 10:51 a.m. Eastern. It was last updated on August 8 at 8:54 p.m. Eastern.

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