UPDATE: Day N Vegas Festival confirms rapper Travis Scott will no longer perform following the tragedy in Texas. Post Malone is scheduled to replace Scott as the headliner on Saturday.
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Following a tragic concert over the weekend in Houston where eight people died when fans rushed the stage, Travis Scott reportedly has canceled his Las Vegas appearance at the upcoming Day N Vegas Festival, according to Variety which reports on entertainment news.
“Sources describe Scott as too distraught to play,” Variety’s online report said.
The Day N Vegas Festival is a three-day music festival that starts Friday, Nov. 12. The website shows that Scott was scheduled to perform Saturday night.
Late Monday evening, Day N Vegas Festival posted a statement on its Twitter page confirming that rapper Travis Scott will no longer perform at the festival.
8 News Now spoke to Day N Vegas festival attendees, including Nina Roehl who says she will be making her way to Las Vegas from California.
“My happy place is in a crowd at a concert, so hearing something like that was really heartbreaking,” she said. “It would be a really bad look if like a week later after something like that he would go perform at another festival, it just doesn’t make sense.”
Justin Landers photographs concerts and events, he says too many people in one venue can become victims in something called crowd crush.
“What it is is so many people have crowded into that point that when that crowd moves you can’t go anywhere,” said Landers.
Police have launched a criminal investigation into what led to a crush of spectators at the Friday night music festival that left eight dead and hundreds injured. In the panic, some suffered heart attacks. The dead range in age from 14 to 27. More than a dozen remain hospitalized.
There were 50,000 attendees at the Astroworld event which was headlined by Scott.