Travis Scott, the nine-time Grammy Award nominee, announced the release of "Utopia" and its accompanying livestream in Egypt earlier this month on Instagram, only weeks after a Houston grand jury determined he would not face criminal charges in connection with the tragic crowd rush at the 2021 Astroworld festival.
Live Nation Middle East, which had earlier guaranteed ticketholders that the gig would go on, said Wednesday that the "Sicko Mode" rapper's July 28 concert had been cancelled, citing construction concerns as the reason.
"Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, complex production issues meant that the show could not be built in the desert," the concert producer said in a statement on Wednesday. "We understand that this news is disappointing and that it is not the outcome that any of us desired."
Scott has responded to the cancellation of his concert in Egypt while also promoting his album.
"Egypt at the Pyramids will happen," the "K-POP" rapper tweeted on Thursday (July 27). "However, due to demand and detailed logistics, they only require a short period to lay on lands." The singer has also stated that he is changing up his sound, making it difficult to predict who will appear on his forthcoming album.
Nonetheless, Travis Scott's fourth studio album, Utopia, has been released.
Scott debuted the music video he directed for his tune "K-Pop," which features Bad Bunny and the Weeknd, last week. The song is the first single from his new album, his first studio album in five years.
The 32-year-old American rapper released the long-awaited album at midnight on Friday (28 July), five years after his 2018 album Astroworld.
The album, which has 19 tracks, features vocals from Beyoncé, Drake, The Weeknd, SZA, Kid Cudi, Future, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, Swae Lee, Young Thug, and Sampha.
Scott stated earlier this week that Utopia will be followed by a film dubbed Circus Maximus.
The video will purportedly "take the audience on a mind-bending visual odyssey across the globe, woven together by the speaker rattling sounds of Scott's highly anticipated upcoming album Utopia," according to A24.
According to sources, the film will be shown at certain AMC cinemas in the United States on July 30 and August 1st. It is unknown whether the film will be available on streaming services.
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