Travis Scott has reportedly made history after selling more than $1million (£824,000) at his shows over the weekend – his first major headline concert since the Astroworld tragedy last November.
Sources close to the rapper informed TMZ of the amount made, which if confirmed, overtakes K-Pop supergroup BTS’ record set in October 2018, for the amount of income made from merch sales at a UK show.
Travis Scott is said to have released a new series of merch, exclusively for the two shows that took place at The O2 Arena at the weekend. Item prices ranged from £45 for a hat to £125 for a hoodie.
Both nights of Travis Scott’s show were almost inevitably sold-out at the 20,000-capacity venue. The shows were notably Travis Scott’s first headline concerts since the fatal Astroworld Festival at the end of last year, in which ten people in total died from crowd-crushing in the hometown of Houston, Texas.
O2 MERCH PRICES pic.twitter.com/ouBk3e7NmZ
— TRAVIS SCOTT FAN PAGE (@RodeoTheAlbum) August 6, 2022
Travis Scott burned the O2 in London tonight.Goddd he is the best!! 🇬🇧🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/sogcevtJCN
— tlh (@Akf_333) August 6, 2022
Since then, the rapper has kept a relatively low public profile. Last week, however, the rapper teased fans by changing his Instagram bio from ASTROWORLD, the title of his previous album, to UTOPIA, sparking excitement about the imminent release of his next record.
UTOPIA has been in the works for almost two years, with Travis Scott tweeting in October that he was “Going to go cook up and build these walls for Utopia.”
If this weekend’s record-setting merch sales is anything to go by, fans are be chomping at the bit for his new album.