Utopia emcee Travis Scott recently cancelled his Chicago show due to plane delays only hours before he was due on stage. However, fans were unaware until they entered the music venue.
Scott (real name Jacques Webster) is currently on the North America leg of his Circus Maximus tour and was due to stop off at Chicago’s United Centre. The cancellation was revealed via X/Twitter.
The next day, Scott released a statement about the cancellation, reading, “I literally spent 24 hrs on a fucking runway. Craziest shit ever.” He continued, “To my people in Chicago I was so ready to go crazyyyy. Chicago always been one if my favourite places to go ham and been waiting for it the whole tour.”
The lyricist was travelling to Chicago from Saudi Arabia, where he had performed at the Soundstorm Festival. Webster has announced that the Chicago show will take place on January 3rd, replacing the original Louisville show, whose new date has not been announced.
As Scott travels around the world performing his new album, music publications have taken an interest in the rapper, and recently, speaking to GQ, the emcee unveiled some interesting facts. During his interview, the ‘SICKO MODE’ artist stated Utopia was meant to be a play.
Elaborating, he revealed, “I was trying to take Broadway — because the thing about Broadway theatres, they’re kind of small — I was trying to bring the idea of Broadway to bigger venues. Like, either, like, plays in stadiums or plays in arenas, but still make it feel like a Broadway bill.”
He also spoke about the infamous 2021 Astroworld tragedy, which saw eight people die in a fatal crowd crush. When reminiscing about it, the rapper sadly admitted, “I always think about it. Those fans were like my family. You know, I love my fans to the utmost. It has its moments where it gets rough and…yeah. You just feel for those people. And their families.”