Travis Scott performed on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London.
The evening marked the rapper’s first headlining show since last year’s tragedy at his Astroworld music festival, which saw a surge in concert crowds leave 10 people dead and scores more injured.
Scott went through his usual list of popular hits, but gave English audiences a taste of unreleased music starting with a performance of “God’s Country”. The glitchy song originally appeared on an early tracklist for Kanye West’s 2021 album, “Donda.”
Along with “God’s Country”, Scott performed “Lost Forever”, an unreleased track featuring Westside Gunn and James Blake. Scott briefly debuted the track at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards in May.
The pair of songs are likely to appear on Scott’s fourth studio album, “Utopia,” which follows 2018’s “Astroworld” and the following year’s “Jackboys” compilation. So far, “Utopia” is said to include features from 21 Savage, Swae Lee, and Bryson Tiller. It will also likely include the 2020 track “Franchise,” featuring Young Thug and MIA.
Fans and critics alike have begun to wonder if the subject matter of “Utopia” will in any way mention or honor the lives lost during Astroworld. Scott kept a relatively low profile in the months following the tragedy, but he slowly returned to the public eye.
Recently, the rapper revealed that he will be performing a “Road to Utopia” residency at Las Vegas nightclub Zouk, for a series of seven shows between September 17 and October 15. The “Cactus Jack” brand with Dior — was also taken over.