Travis Scott has been going through the worst point of his career, over the past week. Eight people died at his Astroworld Festival on November, and many anticipate that the death numbers may grow, soon. This was due to massive stampedes in the crowd.
There were well as reports of fans being drugged in the crowd, which have since been debunked. Lawsuits have begun to pile up, with over 35 being announced, as victims’ loved ones are trying to hold the Houston star accountable, for supposedly letting the crazed environment at Astroworld Fest, rage on. Concerts are being canceled that Travis was supposed to perform at, and now, this includes a huge international show.
Travis’ Performance In Saudi Arabia Has Been Axed
According to Variety, Travis will no longer perform at a $5.5 million Saudi Arabia concert, on November 19. This is a “one-off” concert, and was definitely expected to be a huge event. As of now, it’s unclear if Travis decided to call off this performance, or if the venue in Saudi Arabia felt that it was in everyone’s best interest, for the show to not happen.
Travis Isn’t Performing At Day N Vegas Either
Another highly anticipated event that Travis was initially scheduled for, was the Day N Vegas festival, in Las Vegas. This is set for November 12-14, with Travis’s original performance being on November 12. Travis decided to drop out of the festival on his own, as he is now being replaced by Post Malone, who is also one of the biggest superstars in the industry. Other stars that are set to perform in Vegas this weekend are Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Lil Baby, Doja Cat, Tyler, The Creator, and more.
We are excited that @PostMalone has been added to close out Saturday night! 🌻 ♠️ Download the Day N Vegas app to view set times, register your wristband and receive real time updates and info 📲 pic.twitter.com/lrO6LfvJ78
— Day N Vegas (@daynvegas2021) November 9, 2021
Houston Rockets Also Scrapped ‘Travis Scott Night’
November 10 was supposed to be “Travis Scott Night” at the Houston Rockets game. This is a nationally televised game on ESPN, s the Detroit Pistons. The original plan by the home team, was to give the first 3,000 fans, custom Rockets/Travis t-shirts. Due to the horrific events that occurred at Astroworld Fest though, the team decided to not do the Travis Scott Night festivities. Instead, the Rockets decided on holding a moment of silence, prior to tip-off.
Fans Call For Travis’ Endorsement Deals To End
Travis and Astroworld Festival have since released statements, expressing the severity of what happened, last weekend. Travis also posted a video apology, offering his condolences to all affected, and would continue to cooperate with authorities. Full refunds also ended up being issued to attendees. Travis would also cover funeral costs, and offer free mental health services, to all those affected.
Despite Travis trying to make things right, in the midst of this terrible situation, many critics feel that these aren’t enough. Plenty have been calling for his Nike endorsement deal to end, and also for McDonald’s to completely disassociate from Travis, after launching the McDonald’s meal, in 2020. Fortnite has already taken a stance, as this week, they went on to remove Travis’ emote character, from their video game.