Rapper was meant to perform at the Day N Vegas festival on Saturday
Travis Scott performs at at a July 2021 concert in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Jason Koerner/Getty Images for E11EVEN)
Travis Scott is set to offer refunds to all attendees of the tragic Astroworld concert that left eight people dead over the weekend, a source confirmed to TheWrap. The source also said Scott will no longer perform at the Day N Vegas festival this upcoming Saturday.
On Friday night, eight people were killed and 25 more were hospitalized at Scott’s headlining Astroworld performance in Houston when the crowd surged and left people trampled or others with cardiac arrest. Among the dead were a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old, and authorities confirmed on Saturday that a 10-year-old child was in critical condition. Over 50,000 people attended the event at Houston’s NRG Park.
The Day N Vegas festival is scheduled for this weekend, running from Nov. 12-14 at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds, with Scott originally set as the headliner on Saturday, Nov. 13. The festival, like Astroworld, is a general admission event, and it’s also set to include performances by Lil Baby, Doja Cat and Saweetie. No replacement has been formally announced for Scott’s headlining slot.
The investigation into the Astroworld tragedy and what caused the crowd surge is ongoing by Houston authorities, though police have mentioned a report of an officer being pricked with a hypodermic needle.
Scott and the Astroworld organizers, Live Nation Entertainment, already face a lawsuit by two attendees who were injured at the concert.
Scott on Saturday issued a statement saying he was “absolutely devastated” by the news of the deaths and injuries at the concert. The second day of the two-day festival was canceled on Saturday, with the festival also issuing a statement about cooperating fully with authorities.
“My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival,” Scott wrote on Twitter. “Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life.”
Variety first reported the news.
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