“I thought we were going to utopia?”
“What makes you say this isn’t utopia?”
“I mean, I don’t know, isn’t it supposed to be some perfect destination?”
SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., was the perfect destination for Travis Scott to make history Sunday (Nov. 5) during his latest Utopia – Circus Maximus Tour stop. But the multi-sensory experience — replete with flames spontaneously flying up from his rock-hewn stage design and heating up the entire 70,000-capacity stadium as well as an infinite amount of sweaty mosh pits — transported fans to the wonderful world of utopia he gradually built over the years.
Scott’s current tour is an on-going celebration of his latest album, Utopia, which he released on July 28 via his own label, Cactus Jack, and Epic Records. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 496,000 equivalent album units, capturing the largest week for any R&B/hip-hop or rap album in 2023; it remained atop the chart for four weeks. All 19 songs on the album debuted on the Billboard Hot 100, pushing Scott’s total from 93 to 111 total charted songs in his career, thus making the rapper the 15th artist in the chart’s 65-year history to log 100-plus career entries on the survey.
But that’s not the only history Scott’s made lately: His SoFi stop marks his biggest headline show to date and makes him the first rapper to play and sell out the stadium. “I never thought of this dream coming true. … This night has given me beyond chills,” he reflected with his ravenous fans before performing his 2016 hit “Goosebumps” from his sophomore album, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight.
But Scott didn’t savor his victory lap by himself, as tour opener Teezo Touchdown and Playboi Carti joined him onstage to perform their Utopia collaborations. Meanwhile, the rapper’s 5-year-old daughter, Stormi Webster, made a cute cameo.
Check out Billboard‘s five best moments from Travis Scott’s sold-out SoFi Stadium tour stop below.
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