Travis Scott has been laying exceptionally low for a man who is forever connected to America’s First Family of Fame Whoring and Attention-Getting, the Kardashians. The reason for Travis’ public life cool-down is obvious. It’s been five months since the Astroworld tragedy in Houston, Texas, which claimed the lives of 10 concertgoers and injured numerous others, and, obviously, that kind of situation is a PR nightmare worthy of a career hiatus. But after five months, it looks like Travis is ready to resume being a famous person again, because he’s booked a few upcoming shows, including headlining a festival in South America.
This year’s Coachella Music Festival was supposed to be Travis’ big return to the stage after the shock, sadness, grief, and casual lack of accountability seen in the wake of Astroworld. About a month after the events in Houston, it was revealed that Travis would no longer be headlining the show. Then any chance he had at a Coachella cameo appearance was dashed when Kanye West, who was planning on performing with Travis at the festival, abruptly dropped out. Travis is also facing several lawsuits connected to the Astroworld festival disaster, one of which is a $2 billion lawsuit filed on behalf of 282 victims. That’s a lot of high-priced lawyers to pay. So Page Six notes that Travis has picked up a check by playing the odd VIP performance here and there, but that next month he’s returning to the stage for what will technically be his first public appearance since Astroworld.
Scott is scheduled to take the stage in Miami on May 7 during the city’s much hyped Formula One Grand Prix at “ultraclub” E11even.
The high profile race is set to bring the jet set to town, with hotel rooms running up to $120,000 per night. According to Bloomberg, tables at the popular club range from $5,000 to $100,000, meaning organizers are betting Scott will be a big draw.
The club posted on Instagram announcing tickets over the weekend, but the post has been removed. A source tells us it’s so they can update the marketing materials. Scott is still listed on the club’s website – with a link to tickets priced at a more reasonable $150 to $250.
A Formula One race is a bold choice for a first performance back. Those drivers face danger at every hairpin turn, and even they are probably like, “Front row tickets to see Travis Scott? No thanks, I’ll take my chances with the steel-framed gas-filled high-speed death trap.” If the thought of heading down to Miami to see Travis isn’t your thing, then maybe you’d rather hop on a plane to South America to watch Travis headline the Primavera Sound Festival in November, first in São Paulo, Brazil, then in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and finally in Santiago, Chile.
Travis Scott will be headlining PRIMAVERA SOUND throughout 3 countries in South America this fall. This will be his first official booking back on stage since Astrofest. #PrimaveraSound pic.twitter.com/igQjjBaKLQ
— 🪐 (@TRAVISONTOUR) April 27, 2022
TMZ reports that this will be Travis’ first headlining tour since he was dropped from the Coachella lineup last year. And, sources tell TMZ that the Primavera Sound Festival will be the first of many upcoming shows that Travis has planned for this summer. Those sources also claim that Travis will be announcing three upcoming U.S. performances soon. But, TMZ doesn’t have any idea of what those U.S. performances might be. As for how Travis landed the Primavera Festival, especially when he and Live Nation are still eyeball deep in lawsuits. Maybe Travis’ people saw some people crying out on Twitter with the standard Brazilian fan request that Travis, “Come to Brazil!“. Except in Travis’ case, I feel like that request was combined with a request to also come to Brazil with respect for everyone’s personal space and general well-being, and a 10-point plan with a company that specializes in crowd control.