Travis Scott unexpectedly announced a concert at the Circus Maximus in Rome on August 7th. The news that came without any warning, after the cancellation of the concerts of the tour”Utopia‘, which was scheduled to have its world premiere under the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, but live performances were canceled due to protests. In fact, Travis Scott has been accused of being involved in “Afrocentric anti-Egyptian cases” and “Satanism” due to a conspiracy theory born after the death of 8 people during his 2021 performance at the AstroWorld festival in Houston. After the trial, the rapper was cleared of all charges. Rome is the rapper’s second Italian date after a concert in Milan on June 30. The choice of the Big Circus is a choice that only seems random, but which in reality is also completely consistent Circus Maximussong contained in his latest album “Utopia” and which also gave the name to the film, written by the rapper. Utopia, which received 5 Grammy nominations, broke all streaming records with around 128.5 million streams on Spotify alone in just 24 hours, becoming the most streamed rap album of 2023. Tickets for the Circus Maximus concert went on pre-sale from today, August 2, for registered customers MyLiveNation, and the general sale will open tomorrow, Thursday, August 3, from 10.00.
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