Shortly after concert organizer Live Nation broke the news on social media that the planned performance by Travis Scott at the Pyramids of Giza has been postponed, the rapper took to social media himself to reassure his fans that the event will indeed take place at a later date.
“The concert at the pyramids will happen. However, due to overwhelming demand and intricate logistical details, we require a little more time to establish everything on the ground. I will keep you updated on the new date, which will be soon. Love you all,” said Scott.
In addition to this, the rapper announced that he has plans to organize four more concerts of similar scale at different venues. The Giza concert was originally scheduled for Friday, July 28. However, Live Nation revealed in a statement that due to “complex production issues,” and in spite of their utmost efforts, the concert “could not be staged in the desert.” The complete announcement is provided below.
Scott’s Egyptian concert was officially unveiled earlier this month, only to face criticism from Egypt’s Musicians’ Syndicate shortly thereafter. The syndicate, as reported by Agence France-Presse, stated that it would withdraw the concert’s permit as it “contradicts the identity of the Egyptian culture.”
At the same time, Live Nation defended Travis Scott’s show in a statement to Newsound: “Travis Scott’s concert in Egypt has not been changed; any contrary reports are untrue. We eagerly look forward to celebrating ‘Utopia’ with you in Egypt!” Live Nation did not reference any previous criticism in their postponement announcement.
Earlier this week, Scott announced his new movie, Circus Maximus, which will premiere this week. The film is set to feature new music that will be included in his forthcoming album Utopia, slated for release on Friday.
We are sorry to announce that the Utopia concert, originally set for July 28th at the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, has been postponed. Despite our best efforts, intricate production challenges meant the concert couldn’t be arranged in the desert.
We understand the disappointment this news might bring and it certainly isn’t the outcome we hoped for.
Ticket holders will receive refunds at their point of purchase. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this postponement may have caused and appreciate your understanding. We remain dedicated to delivering exceptional live performances to fans and look forward to the opportunity to do so in the future.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Travis Scott’s Giza Pyramids Concert Postponed
What happened to Travis Scott’s concert at the Pyramids of Giza?
Travis Scott’s scheduled concert at the Pyramids of Giza, organized by Live Nation, has been postponed. This was due to “complex production issues” which made the concert challenging to stage in the desert.
What did Travis Scott say about the postponement of the concert?
Travis Scott took to social media to reassure his fans that the concert at the Pyramids of Giza will still occur at some point. He mentioned that the delay is due to the overwhelming demand and the intricate logistics involved, and he promised to keep fans updated on the new date.
Why was there backlash against Travis Scott’s concert in Egypt?
The concert faced criticism from Egypt’s Musicians’ Syndicate, which stated that the event contradicts the identity of the Egyptian culture. The syndicate planned to withdraw the concert’s permit because of this reason.
Will the ticket holders for Travis Scott’s concert get a refund?
Yes, ticket holders will receive refunds at their point of purchase due to the postponement of the concert.
What other projects is Travis Scott working on?
Travis Scott announced his new movie, Circus Maximus, which is set to premiere the same week of the concert postponement announcement. He is also releasing new music featured in the film, which will be included in his forthcoming album Utopia.