Travis Scott is confirmed to headline his first UK concert following last year’s Astroworld tragedy in Houston, Texas.
The 31-year-old rapper will play a solo show at London’s O2 Arena on August 6, marking one of his first major live performances after 10 people died at his music festival in 2021.
Scott announced the details of his London concert on Instagram on Tuesday (June 28).
He wrote: “Been in the studio for a while to take it home [the] bigger speaker. See you soon London.”
It is Scott’s first appearance following the Astroworld event in Houston, UK.
During the event, 10 people between the ages of nine and 27 died as a result of a deadly tidal wave in the crowd.
It was later reported that hundreds of lawsuits related to the Astroworld tragedy against Scott and Live Nation were being advanced as one case. About 380 separate files were combined to represent nearly 2,800 alleged victims.
The lawsuits allege that Astroworld was poorly planned and staged and that the crowds during Scott’s performance were avoidable.
All of the defendants, including Scott, have denied the allegations against her. The rapper has also consistently denied knowing how dangerous the situation was during his performance
Scott has made a slow comeback since the tragedy, performing his first live public show since last month. He also performed at the Billboard Music Awards and will be playing his first festival this summer at Day N Vegas in early September.
In May, a new legal filing claimed 4,921 people were injured at the festival.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/travis-scott-uk-concert-astroworld-tragedy-b2111742.html Travis Scott plays first UK concert after Astroworld tragedy