Post Malone Replaces Travis Scott At Vegas Festival After Astroworld Event Deaths
According to tweets from the Day N Vegas festival’s Twitter page, Post Malone will take over as the Saturday night headliner from Travis Scott. The revelation comes as a result of the impact of Scott’s performance at the Astroworld Festival in Houston on Friday, which resulted in the deaths of eight people and the injuries of hundreds more.
“The security and safety of all attending Day N Vegas has always been and is always a top priority in our festival planning,” the post announcing Scott’s cancellation said. We’re still working on our weekend routines with law enforcement, medical workers, and other public safety authorities. Please look for yourself and one another.”
For the second day in a row, Houston Fire Chief Samuel Pia blamed rapper Travis Scott and concert promoter Live Nation for failing to protect attendees at the Astroworld Festival in Houston on Friday, where a horrific series of events killed eight people and injured hundreds more.
“If the lights would have been turned on – [if] the promoter or artist called for that – it would have chilled the crowd, and who knows? Who knows what the outcome would have been? But everybody in that venue, starting from the artist on down, has a responsibility for public safety,” Piña told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Monday.
We are excited that @PostMalone has been added to close out Saturday night! 🌻 ♠️ Download the Day N Vegas app to view set times, register your wristband and receive real time updates and info 📲 pic.twitter.com/lrO6LfvJ78— Day N Vegas (@daynvegas2021) November 9, 2021
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner on Monday posted a statement saying, “I met with Travis Scott and his head of security for a few moments last Friday before the main event to express my concerns regarding public safety.” Finner characterized the meeting as “brief and respectful.”
During Scott’s set at the event, there was a stampede to the front of the stage. Although the cause of death has not been determined, investigators have stated that many persons looked to have been stomped.
At least one individual was allegedly stuck with a needle, resulting in a drug overdose, according to police. They’re looking into whether similar instances may have prompted a panicky rush to the stage.
A Texas man is suing Scott, recording artist Drake, and performance producer Live Nation, according to the Daily Mail. Seven more lawsuits were filed against Scott and Live Nation on Monday, according to TMZ, but that does not include legal action announced by George Floyd family lawyer Ben Crump on Sunday, who said he “is representing victims in the aftermath of the Travis Scott Astroworld concert, including 21-year-old Noah Gutierrez.”