Travis Scott Backs Out of Day N Vegas Festival Amid Alleged Plans to Refund Astroworld Attendees

The ‘Sicko Mode’ rapper, in the meantime, has been hit with a $1 million lawsuit by a concertgoer claiming that he suffered serious injuries during the crowd crush.

AceShowbizTravis Scott (II) has canceled his planned Saturday, November 13 appearance at the Day N Vegas Festival in Las Vegas and promised refunds to Astroworld Festival concertgoers after eight people died in a crowd surge.

The “Sicko Mode” rapper is reportedly “too distraught to play” his next scheduled show after Friday’s tragedy (November 5), according to Variety, after fans pushed towards the stage, leading many to be trampled underfoot.

Rapper Roddy Ricch, who played before Scott at Astroworld, has pledged his festival earnings to the families of those who died, and will perform on the main stage at Day N Vegas on Friday. Kendrick Lamar is set to headline the gathering on Saturday, with Tyler, the Creator as the top act on Sunday.

Sources also told the outlet that Scott plans to reimburse ticket holders who were at the catastrophic concert in Houston, Texas. General admission fees for the sold-out event were $345 (£250), while VIP ticket packages went for $725 (£535) and $1000 (£738).

Meanwhile, Travis and surprise guest Drake have been hit with a $1 million (£740,000) lawsuit by an attendee claiming he suffered serious injuries during the crowd crush, who accuses Scott of “inciting the crowd” during his set.

Houston Police Chief Troy Finner is also facing criticism that he allowed the show to continue until its scheduled end time of 10.15 P.M., despite police and firefighters having declared a “mass casualty” event at 9.38 P.M., 32 minutes after Scott’s set began, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Finner has claimed an abrupt halt to the show could have caused a riot, but also said the number of officers on hand should have been sufficient to handle a crowd of 50,000 under normal circumstances.

The concert was live streamed to a worldwide audience by Apple Music. Police are now reviewing footage to help assess blame – and to determine the identity of the person who allegedly stabbed a security guard in the neck with an unknown substance that rendered him unconscious.

The second night of Astroworld was immediately canceled after reports of the death toll came in.

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