Travis Scott Kicked Off Coachella Festival Following Deadly Astroworld Tragedy
Indio, CA – Travis Scott continues to face the consequences from the deadly Astroworld Festival that claimed the lives of 10 people and injured over 300 others.
According to KESQ News 3, the “SICKO MODE” rapper has now been removed from the 2022 Coachella lineup. The city of Indio, California — where the festival is held — and Community Services Manager Jim Curtis confirmed Scott’s removal on Friday (December 10).
The Astroworld tragedy took place on November 5, and an online petition to remove Scott from his headlining spot at Coachella was launched soon after. It has collected just shy of 60,000 signatures as of press time.
As the description explains, “With the recent tragic and unnecessary death at Travis Scott’s Astroworld concert, due to Scott’s own gross negligence and sheer lack of compassion for human life, we ask AEG, Paul Tollet, and Goldenvoice to remove his as performer at all of their festivals.”
Scott has been hit with numerous lawsuits, with over 2,800 alleged victims seeking billions of dollars in damages. But earlier this week, Scott and his legal team responded to a lawsuit filed by Jessie Garcia, who claimed to suffer injuries while at the ill-fated event.
Scott wants the suit dismissed “with prejudice” as it pertains to Scott, his Cactus Jack label and Jack Enterprises. The 29-year-old Houstonian also issued a “general denial,” which would cover all 275 and counting lawsuits against him.
Coachella returns on the weekends of April 15-17 and April 22-24, 2022. Rage Against The Machine is touted as one of the headlining acts.