Last November, Travis Scott put a pin in his quickly rising star power after his Astroworld show got out of hand and the crowd surged towards the stage. 10 people died in the crowd crush and hundreds more were injured or scarred for life having trampled their friends to death. But Travis is ready to bounce back. Sure, he’s still facing billions of dollars of lawsuits from the victims, but he’s got private jet fuel to buy. It’s been announced that Travis is going to have his own residency in Las Vegas. It’s called “Road to Utopia” but I think that “Road to the Afterlife” would be more accurate. As if Las Vegas needed more hazardous activities to get up to?
This will not be the first time Travis performed since the Astroworld tragedy. He was out of the spotlight for a while and lost his headlining spot at Coachella but slowly made some comeback moves and back in May, he performed at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards–also in Vegas. So clearly, Vegas is ready for more Travis. Variety says that Road to Utopia is coming very soon to Resorts World Las Vegas and Travis’ first run includes seven shows.
Today (Aug. 1), the rapper announced plans for a Las Vegas nightclub residency — a string of seven shows total — under the banner “Road to Utopia” that will take place at the Zouk Nightclub at Resorts World starting on Sept. 17.
“From his music and fashion to unprecedented brand collaborations, Travis Scott is a one-of-a-kind, multi-talented artist,” said Ronn Nicolli, chief marketing officer of Resorts World Las Vegas. “His residency will bring a new level of energy to Resorts World Las Vegas and add to the property’s diverse list of entertainment and nightlife offerings.”
In a statement, Resorts World described “Road to Utopia” as a “mind-bending, first-of-its-kind nightclub residency experience,” and hinted at Scott previewing upcoming tracks. The Zouk Group venue also promises to make use of its high-tech venue features, including an LED lighting system dubbed the “Mothership” and a shifting ceiling, to elevate Scott’s performance.
“Travis Scott was a seamless fit for the Zouk Nightclub roster,” said Andrew Li, CEO of Zouk Group. “His electric performances will pair perfectly with our immersive atmosphere, bringing our guests an unmatched show unlike anything else they can find in Las Vegas. We can’t wait to kick off his residency and continue to amplify our talent lineup.”
For now, tickets are only available for the shows on September 17 and October 15, but more will be announced soon.
Well, since Las Vegas is a short private jet flight from California, he’ll always be a short couple of tonnes of carbon emissions away from his young children with Kylie Jenner. And as an added bonus, he may even edge out Oprah on the list of worst-polluting celebrities! Fingers crossed!