Travis Scott’s First Festival Performance After Astroworld Tragedy Canceled

The Houston rapper was a scheduled headliner at the Day N Vegas Festival.

Travis Scott’s first scheduled festival appearance since the 2021 Astroworld tragedy, in which 10 people died, was canceled on Friday (July 1), Variety reports.

“We’re sorry to announce that a combination of logistics, timing and production issues have forced us to cancel Day N Vegas for 2022,” an announcement posted on Instagram stated, without providing specific details about the issues that forced the cancellation.

Scott was slated to headline the final day of the three-day festival scheduled for Labor Day weekend, from Sept. 2-4 at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds, according to Entertainment Tonight. SZA was supposed to kick off the event on the first night, followed by J. Cole on Saturday.

According to Variety, Scott was originally scheduled to headline the Coachella festival this year, but his appearance was canceled, along with several other festival gigs, in the aftermath of the Astroworld disaster.

RELATED: Travis Scott Dropped from 2022 Coachella Festival Lineup Amid Astroworld Tragedy

An official investigation concluded that the 10 people at the Nov. 5 concert in Houston all died from compression asphyxia during a massive crowd surge, The Associated Press reported.  Concertgoers were packed tightly and unable to breathe or move their arms. Meanwhile, the rap superstar faces multiple lawsuits, including a wrongful death lawsuit.

RELATED: Astroworld: Woman Sues Travis Scott, Claims She Lost Pregnancy After Being Crushed At Festival

In the fall, Scott is expected to perform at festivals in South America. He’s slated to headline three Primavera Sound festivals in São Paulo, Brazil on November 6; Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 12; and Santiago, Chile on November 13.

Latest News

Subscribe for BET Updates

Provide your email address to receive our newsletter.

By clicking Subscribe, you confirm that you have read and agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge our Privacy Policy. You also agree to receive marketing communications, updates, special offers (including partner offers) and other information from BET and the Paramount family of companies. You understand that you can unsubscribe at any time.