Travis Scott is hitting the road with his first official tour since the tragedy of Astroworld in 2021. Scott will embark on his Utopia Tour Presents Circus Maximus, which will see the rap star stop at arenas across the country.
Scott is scheduled to kick off his tour in North Carolina on Oct. 11, before making his way to cities such as Orlando, Seattle, Dallas, and SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. According to the current dates announced on Tuesday, Scott will skip Houston during the tour. The mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner originally said earlier this month that Scott had “booked the Toyota Center for a concert in October.”
A spokesperson for the mayor told Rolling Stone Tuesday that “at one point” both the Toyota Center and Live Nation had notified the City of Houston that Scott planned to perform in the city. “Our public safety leaders and special events subject matter experts decided to communicate with the Toyota Center and coordinate on a safety plan,” the spokesperson said.
Tickets for the new shows are set to go on sale on Thursday at 10 a.m. local time. This marks Scott’s first tour since his Astroworld Wish You Were Here tour run, which saw him perform at 57 shows between 2018 and 2019.
From every ticket sold, $2 will go to the Cactus Jack Foundation, which aims to uplift Houston youth through toy drives, scholarship programs for HBCU college students, and fulfilling expenses for education and creative endeavors, according to a press release.
Scott teased the tour during a performance in Rome to celebrate the release of Utopia, when he told the crowd, “Hopefully, one day we can do that goddamn tour.” In addition to the live performance, Scott premiered the album’s accompanying film Circus Maximus on Apple Music. The movie was directed by Scott as well as acclaimed directors Gaspar Noé, Nicolas Winding Refn, Harmony Korine, Khalil Joseph, and Valdimar Jóhannsson.
“Utopia is a suitable #event for younger fans who simply want new Scott to scream while they mosh (wearing his merch and his shoes), but there are other listeners who expect rappers to have something distinctive about them,” Rolling Stone‘s review says about Utopia, which features songs such as “Modern Jam” with Teezo Touchdown, “Meltdown” with Drake, and “Delresto (Echoes)” with Beyoncé.
The news of the tour comes days after a third family of one of the Astroworld victims settled their lawsuit against Live Nation, Travis Scott, and other organizers. The family of John Hilgert, a 14-year-old who died after attending the festival, settled for an undisclosed sum, Rolling Stone reported.
Beyond the settlements, just over a month ago, a grand jury determined that no one involved with the festival — including Scott and several festival and security executives — would face criminal charges over the disaster. The Houston Police Department released its extensive, 1,300-page investigation into the tragedy weeks later. The report detailed a chaotic scene in which fans, security personnel, and camera operators tried to relay the danger early in the show as the crowd constricted and festival-goers were crushed — but the concert went on for an hour before finally concluding.
Travis Scott Utopia – Circus Maximus Tour Dates
Oct. 11 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
Oct. 13 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
Oct. 17 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Oct. 20 – Kansas City, MO @ T-Mobile Center
Oct. 22 – Denver, CO @ Ball Arena
Oct. 25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Footprint Center
Oct. 29 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
Oct. 31 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
Nov. 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ SoFi Stadium
Nov. 8 – Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena
Nov. 10 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
Nov. 12 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
Nov. 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Delta Center
Nov. 18 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Nov. 21 – Austin, TX @ Moody Center
Nov. 25 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
Nov. 27 – Miami, FL @ Kaseya Center
Dec. 4 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Dec. 6 – Baltimore, MD @ CFG Bank Arena
Dec. 8 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Dec. 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Dec. 12 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Dec. 15 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Dec. 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Dec. 21 – New York City, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Dec. 23 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Dec. 26 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Dec. 29 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena