[19 July, 2023] CORRECTION: Despite the Egyptian syndicate of musicians’ announcement stating the cancellation of the Travis Scott concert, Travis Scott’s manager confirmed that the concert is, indeed, still scheduled to take place as planned.
To corroborate this claim, we promptly reached out to Ticketsmarche, and they, too, confirmed that the concert remains on the schedule.
Curiously, the syndicate has yet to provide any concrete reasons for the issuance of the cancellation statement, raising questions about the accuracy of their claims.
Rest assured, we are monitoring the situation and will keep you informed of any updates as they unfold. For now, the concert is still set to proceed, disregarding the previously released statement by the syndicate.
[18 July, 2023] The Musicians Syndicate have revoked the license for the upcoming concert of American rapper Travis Scott, scheduled to take place on July 28, 2023, at the Giza Pyramids in Egypt.
The Musicians Syndicate released a statement emphasizing its role as the authority responsible for issuing licenses for music and singing events in Egypt, in coordination with the Egyptian Ministry of Culture and the Censorship Authority for Artistic Works and the Ministry of Labor. They stressed the importance of considering security measures and obtaining approvals from relevant authorities as a top priority when organizing concerts, to ensure the safety and protection of the audience.
The statement highlighted that the syndicate has always welcomed various forms of art and concerts, but it has set conditions and regulations to safeguard Egypt’s cultural heritage and traditions.
According to the statement, the decision to cancel Travis Scott’s concert was influenced by the reactions on social media. A significant number of users expressed concerns over the controversial nature of some of Scott’s performances, linking him to Afrocentrism. Furthermore, rumors of alleged satanic rituals associated with the artist’s shows circulated online, fueling the campaign for the concert’s cancellation.
Travis Scott had planned to use the concert to unveil his highly anticipated album, ‘Utopia.’ The excitement surrounding the event was evident as tickets sold out within hours of their release.
Dr. Mohamed Abdullah, spokesperson for the Musicians Syndicate, reiterated the syndicate’s commitment to preserving Egypt’s cultural values and traditions. He clarified that their decision to cancel the concert was in consideration of the broader interests of society and not influenced by any financial gains associated with the event.
However, no one from the syndicate stated the reasoning was due to the violence that happened in several of Scott’s concerts and sometimes resulted in death, which should’ve been the main issue.