Travis Scott’s First Major Tour Since the Astroworld Catastrophe
Travis Scott has officially revealed his upcoming North American tour for 2023, named the Utopia – Circus Maximus Tour. The tour will kick off in Charlotte, North Carolina, on October 11 and conclude in Toronto, Ontario, on December 29. This announcement comes after Live Nation prematurely disclosed some tour dates, which were later removed from their social media and ticketing platforms. Tickets for the tour will be available for purchase starting tomorrow at 10 a.m. local time. Full tour dates are below. The tour will stop in Salt Lake City on November 15th.
Learn more about Utopia and its songs here.
Houston Show in Limbo
Originally, Travis Scott had intended to perform in Houston, Texas, but this particular date is conspicuously missing from the tour schedule. A representative from the mayor’s office informed Rolling Stone that discussions had taken place with the Toyota Center to establish a safety plan for the event. However, the status of this Houston show remains uncertain.
Explore Scott’s classic Astroworld album here.
Safety Measures Under Scrutiny
The City of Houston had been alerted by both the Toyota Center and Live Nation about Scott’s intention to perform in the city. According to a spokesperson for the mayor, “Our public safety leaders and special events subject matter experts engaged in talks with the Toyota Center to work out a safety plan.” Mayor Sylvester Turner had previously stated that Scott had secured the Toyota Center for an October concert.
A Glimpse into the Utopia – Circus Maximus Tour
Earlier in August, Travis Scott gave fans a taste of what’s to come by performing at Rome’s Circus Maximus. The show featured several tracks from Utopia and even included a surprise guest appearance by Kanye West. The performance was so intense that it led locals to believe an earthquake had occurred, sparking debates about future concerts at the historic venue.
Full Tour Dates
Oct. 11 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
Oct. 13 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
Oct. 17 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Oct. 20 – Kansas City, MO @ T-Mobile Center
Oct. 22 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Oct. 25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Footprint Center
Oct. 29 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
Oct. 31 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
Nov. 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ SoFi Stadium
Nov. 8 – Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena
Nov. 10 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
Nov. 12 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
Nov. 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Delta Center
Nov. 18 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Nov. 21 – Austin, TX @ Moody Center
Nov. 25 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
Nov. 27 – Miami, FL @ Kaseya Center
Dec. 4 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Dec. 6 – Baltimore, MD @ CFG Bank Arena
Dec. 8 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Dec. 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Dec. 12 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Dec 15 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Dec. 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Dec. 21 – New York City, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Dec. 23 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Dec. 26 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Dec. 29 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
A Travis Scott Comeback Amid Controversy
The Utopia – Circus Maximus Tour marks Travis Scott’s first major tour since the devastating events at the 2021 Astroworld Festival, which led to 10 fatalities and numerous injuries. A comprehensive report by the Houston Police Department revealed that Scott was informed during the event that the situation was becoming chaotic. However, he claims he was unaware of the severity until later.
Before releasing the police report, a Harris County grand jury concluded that Scott would not face criminal charges for the Astroworld incident. However, both Scott and Live Nation are still embroiled in multiple civil lawsuits, some of which have already been resolved.
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