The planned performance of Travis Scott’s album “Utopia” in Egypt, right in front of the Pyramids of Giza, has been officially canceled. This was stated by the organizer of the Live Nation event on his social networks, writes Billboard.
The concert was supposed to take place on July 28. The reason for the cancellation, organizers called “complex production issues.” The official announcement of Scott’s concert at the Egyptian pyramids took place in early July. VIP tickets sold out in half an hour.
“The show could not be arranged in the desert. We understand that this news is disappointing and is not the outcome that any of us wanted. All ticket holders will be refunded at the place of purchase,” Live Nation said in a statement.
News of Scott’s performance was received negatively by a certain Egyptian musicians’ union. He believes the concert “contradicts the identity of Egyptian culture.”
Previously, a trailer for the movie “Circus Maximus” featuring songs from the upcoming album “Utopia” appeared on Travis Scott’s YouTube channel. The film’s theatrical release will take place on July 27.