Travis Scott will drop his latest album in the Egyptian desert.
Over the weekend, the “Sicko Mode” rapper returned to Instagram for the first time since December 2022 to announce his album “Utopia.” In several cryptic posts shared to Instagram on Sunday, Scott announced brand new instrumentals and videos from his time Malibu, Houston And Miraval, France. He then posted two photos announcing his livestream event in Egypt.
“Utopia is wherever you are”, read a poster. “Live Stream Transmission of the Pyramids from Egypt.” A second poster with sun imagery announced that the event will be streamed on July 28th. Two crossed-out coordinates can be seen on both posters direct fans to the Great Pyramid of Giza.
Scott will release Utopia four years after his latest album Jackboy – and it’s safe to say some fans are ready for that.
“THE MUMMIES WAKE UP,” replied Instagram followers @Traviscott flame to the rapper’s Sunday announcement.
“Utopia will save 2023,” said fan @amandeepdey.
To prepare for this new chapter in his music, Scott has also relaunched his website to sell a variety of earth-toned “Utopia” items, including hats, sweatshirts and vinyl records.
Scott, a nine-time Grammy nominee, announced “Utopia” and its accompanying Egypt livestream weeks after a Houston grand jury ruled he would not face criminal charges over the tragedy at Astroworld’s 2021 festival.
Ten people died and hundreds more were injured in the Astroworld crowds in November 2021 as fans flocked to the stage to see the rapper perform. The concert was declared a mass casualty event at 9:38 p.m., but the concert lasted until 10:15 p.m
After the Astroworld tragedy, the “trance” artist gradually regained a high profile. In November 2022, Scott returned to the stage to perform in Brazil, Argentina and Chile.
Since the Astroworld tragedy, the “trance” artist has scaled back his high profile. He made his first stage return in November 2022, a year after Astroworld. In March, Scott headlined Rolling Loud California, but was forced to abandon his performance due to a strict 11pm curfew.
“Now that this chapter is closed, we hope government efforts will focus on what matters most — preventing future heartbreaking tragedies like AstroWorld from ever happening again,” a Scott representative told The Times in a June statement.
Times contributor Kenan Draughorne contributed to this report.