Travis Scott Wishes You Were At His Arena Tour

Travis Scott
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– Travis Scott
Travis Scott is high-flying during the MTV European Music Awards at The SSE in Wembley, London, Nov. 12.
La Flame just keeps on getting hotter. After topping the sales charts Travis Scott is heading back where he has shone brightest, the road, and this time he’s taking on arenas.
Travis Scott’s Astroworld album is making big waves in the hip-hop world, as he was the first artist to topple Drake from his No. 1 spot on our Elite 100 Artists chart since the release of Scorpion in June. 

The “Astroworld: Wish You Were Here” tour opens Nov. 8 at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore and runs for more than a month, wrapping Dec. 19 at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Along the way are stops at Madison Square Garden Arena in New York; AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami; Little Caesars Arena in Detroit; United Center in Chicago; and PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C.

The official fan presale begins Aug. 22 at 4 p.m. local time. American Express Cardholders get a presale Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. local time. The general onsale is Aug. 24.

This tour is sure to be “lit” as Scott established himself as a premier live performer. He was on tour with Kendrick Lamar in North America last year and Rihanna the year before that, meaning he actually already has plenty of experience in arenas and a very sizeable audience that has already been activated to propel his album. He also announced his own Astroworld Festival, to be promoted by Texas’ own ScoreMore Shows.

“The real art is in the atmosphere he creates during the performance,” Lawrence Neil of said in a review highlighted by Pollstar last year. “You’re there for the ear-ringing, unbridled, mosh pit-inducing chaos facilitated by Scott. … His capacity to grip a crowd by the throat and never let go is truly impressive.”

The numbers certainly show Scott is the real deal. Last year he was grossing upward of $150,000 as a headliner in markets like Eugene, Ore.; Boise, Idaho; Indianapolis; Cleveland; and Rogers, Ark.

The announcement of the tour dates and cities comes after a tease last week that promised presale access with the purchase of any items from Travis Scott’s online store. That store features clothing, accessories and copies of the album, many of which are bundled, to the frustration of those competing for album sales bragging rights.
Scott also got a primetime promo from the mother of his daughter Stormi, Kylie Jenner, whose massive online presence has her on trajectory to become the youngest female billionaire in the world, according to Forbes.

Here is the routing:

Nov. 8 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
Nov. 9 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
Nov. 11 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
Nov. 12 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Nov. 13 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
Nov. 15 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Nov. 19 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Nov. 21 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Nov. 24 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Nov. 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Nov. 27 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Nov. 29 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
Nov. 30 – Hartford, CT – XL Center
Dec. 1 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Dec. 2 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Dec. 4 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
Dec. 5 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Dec. 6 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Dec. 8 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Dec. 9 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
Dec. 10 – Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center Omaha
Dec. 12 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Dec. 15 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
Dec. 18 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
Dec. 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum