Two years after Astroworld tragedy, Travis Scott is touring again

Travis ScottPhoto: Tom Hauck (Getty Images for NIKE, Inc.)
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Travis ScottPhoto: Tom Hauck (Getty Images for NIKE, Inc.)

Travis Scott is ready to get back on the road. Scott’s “Utopia” tour, announced earlier today on Instagram, his first trip since the 2021 Astroworld tragedy, will begin on October 11 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and run through the end of the year. Scott has understandably kept a relatively low profile since the concert that left 10 dead. But he has been busy in the last two months, releasing a new album, Utopia, and the omnibus film Circus Maximus. He was also cleared of all criminal liability for the deaths and injuries at his Houston-based festival, Astroworld. However, civil suits are still outstanding.

More than 500 lawsuits were filed over the deaths and injuries, reports AP, but no one has faced criminal charges for the nightmare at Astroworld. Though some event workers acknowledged and reported safety concerns before the event, it’s still difficult to prove fault. For their part, performers Scott and Drake claimed that they did not observe any issues from the stage. In June, a Texas grand jury declined to indict Scott and five others as “no single individual is criminally responsible,” said Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg.

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