“I believed we have been going to utopia?”
“What makes you say this isn’t utopia?”
“I imply, I don’t know, isn’t it presupposed to be some excellent vacation spot?”
SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., was the right vacation spot for Travis Scott to make historical past Sunday (Nov. 5) throughout his newest Utopia – Circus Maximus Tour cease. However the multi-sensory expertise — replete with flames spontaneously flying up from his rock-hewn stage design and heating up your entire 70,000-capacity stadium in addition to an infinite quantity of sweaty mosh pits — transported followers to the fantastic world of utopia he progressively constructed over time.
Scott’s present tour is an on-going celebration of his newest album, Utopia, which he launched on July 28 by way of his personal label, Cactus Jack, and Epic Information. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 496,000 equal album items, capturing the most important week for any R&B/hip-hop or rap album in 2023; it remained atop the chart for 4 weeks. All 19 songs on the album debuted on the Billboard Hot 100, pushing Scott’s whole from 93 to 111 whole charted songs in his profession, thus making the rapper the fifteenth artist within the chart’s 65-year historical past to log 100-plus profession entries on the survey.
However that’s not the one historical past Scott’s made currently: His SoFi cease marks his largest headline present up to now and makes him the primary rapper to play and promote out the stadium. “I by no means considered this dream coming true. … This evening has given me past chills,” he mirrored along with his ravenous followers earlier than performing his 2016 hit “Goosebumps” from his sophomore album, Birds within the Lure Sing McKnight.
However Scott didn’t savor his victory lap by himself, as tour opener Teezo Landing and Playboi Carti joined him onstage to carry out their Utopia collaborations. In the meantime, the rapper’s 5-year-old daughter, Stormi Webster, made a cute cameo.
Take a look at Billboard‘s 5 finest moments from Travis Scott’s sold-out SoFi Stadium tour cease under.
Stadium Mosh Pits Hit Completely different
Earlier than the present began, tens of 1000’s of followers have been stirring on the recorded sound of crickets. However round 9:52 p.m., a robotic feminine voice started getting ready them for Scott’s rowdy arrival. “Greetings from Utopia. Earlier than the present begins, open that s–t up,” she politely instructed earlier than exhilarating chaos ensued for the subsequent hour. The mosh pits ebbed and flowed like waves crashing within the ocean, concertgoers’ white telephone lights indicating the tide.
“I’m nothing with out my followers. … Thanks for making me the primary rapper to promote out SoFi Stadium,” he marveled.
Moshing to their hearts’ delight was followers’ reward for sending Scott to the higher echelon of live performance venues, and it was well-earned.
He Carried out “Mamacita” & Extra Fan-Favourite Tracks From the Previous
Utopia took heart stage, however it wouldn’t be lit on the evening present if he didn’t pull out the classics. Scott took it way back to “Mamacita” from his 2014 sophomore mixtape, Days Earlier than Rodeo, and “90210” from his 2015 debut studio album, Rodeo, whereas “Goosebumps” turned the sudden, electrifying finale.
Scott instructed the gang “I by no means abided by curfews” shortly earlier than all the lights in SoFi Stadium abruptly turned on round 11:08 p.m., signaling everybody to go dwelling and soundtracking their exit with “Telekinesis.”
Scott Shared a Not-So-Typical Father-Daughter Dance With Stormi
It was a household affair when Scott’s firstborn baby, Stormi, joined him within the baby-shaped parasail throughout his efficiency of “Mafia,” the one he launched precisely two years in the past together with “Escape Plan.” Whereas the father-daughter duo was safely harnessed within the floating construction, he held her hand the entire time for further safety. However she grew comfy sufficient earlier than the journey was over to bop alongside along with her noise-reduction headphones. The candy second felt paying homage to the time Stormi’s mom, Kylie Jenner, joined him in the roller coaster cart throughout his NYC Astroworld Tour cease at Madison Sq. Backyard 5 years in the past.
He Introduced Out Playboi Carti for “Fe!n”
Scott restarted “Fe!n” to deliver out the tune’s sequestered visitor, Playboi Carti, for the present’s most riveting second. After smoking and flicking a cigarette in a single fell swoop, the Die Lit rapper casually carried out his verse from a crouched place whereas sending followers right into a frenzy at his toes. However Carti wasn’t too cool to get caught up within the hype. Carti and Scott’s unmatched synergy, as seen of their belligerent head bobbing and heard of their maniacal, ear-piercing screeches, made the previous Scott’s prime stage companion in crime.
The Present’s Excessive-Octane Climax
Scott got here in sturdy in the course of the present’s second half, when the rapper — with the assistance of his longtime DJ Chase B — executed a flawless transition between “No Bystanders” and “Fe!n.” He pulled out all of the stops for each celebration anthems, from flashing white and pink strobe lights creating an eye catching expertise to SoFi Stadium’s video board remodeling into classic TV screens that projected real-time movies of followers. However Scott pulled out his Sizzling 100 No. 1 smash “Sicko Mode” (sans Drake) to maintain the celebration going, sustaining his personal and followers’ frenetic momentum and making his L.A. cease an evening to not simply keep in mind, however want to relive.
Full Set Listing
- “Thank God”
- “Trendy Jam” with Teezo Landing
- “sdp interlude”
- “Reward God”
- “God’s Nation”
- “My Eyes”
- “Butterfly Impact”
- “Highest within the Room”
- “Circus Maximus”
- “Delresto (Echoes)”
- “I Know”
- “Topia Twins”
- “No Bystanders”
- “Fe!n” with Playboi Carti
- “Sicko Mode”