Skip to main content

Home Music Music News

Travis Scott to play first UK show since Astroworld tragedy

The rapper will perform at London's O2 in August

By Hollie Geraghty

Travis Scott performing at Astroworld
Travis Scott at Astroworld in 2019 (Photo by Jennifer Lake/SIPA USA)

Travis Scott is due to play his first big UK headline show since last year’s Astroworld tragedy.

The rapper will play at London’s O2 Arena on August 6, marking his first major live show since 10 people were killed after a crowd crush at his music festival in Houston, Texas, last October.

He announced details of the show on Instagram yesterday (June 28): “Been in the studio for a while time to take it to [the] bigger speaker. See u soon, London.” Tickets go on sale this Friday (July 1) at 9am, here.

The rapper performed at the Billboard Music Awards in May, marking his first major public appearance since the tragedy in October. He is also set to headline Primavera Sound São Paulo just a year and a day after the tragedy occurred. 

He is currently facing more than 380 lawsuits that have been filed by Astroworld victims and attendees, which have been combined into one master case. Scott and the other defendants have denied the allegations against them.

Moving back into the public eye in recent months, the rapper appeared at a pre-Oscars party in March and reportedly performing at a Coachella afterparty.

In April, Scott began teasing his upcoming album ‘Utopia’ with a series of billboards that recently appeared in Indio, California.

Scott confirmed his new album would be titled ‘Utopia’ in a February 2021 interview with i-D Magazine. “I’m evolving, collaborating with new people, delivering a whole new sound, a whole new range,” he explained.

Asked how he goes about approaching a follow-up to an album as big as ‘Astroworld’, Scott responded: “It’s never about repeating myself, I’m just trying to make the next saga… each album is like a saga.”

He continued: “I don’t feel no pressure, except to keep the fans alive. There’s so much more ground I can cover, and I want to cover it, and I love the challenge of it.

“I want to make a f*****g new sound. I might spend days banging my head against a wall trying to figure it out, but once I do it, it’s like ultimate ecstasy.”