Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 7 December 2019

Travis Scott pulls out of Abu Dhabi F1 concert: replaced by rappers Future and Gucci Mane

The two newly announced acts are regular UAE club performers, but the F1 gig will be their biggest UAE show to date

Travis Scott will not make his Abu Dhabi concert ‘due to unforeseen circumstances’, organisers said. Photo: Getty 
Travis Scott will not make his Abu Dhabi concert ‘due to unforeseen circumstances’, organisers said. Photo: Getty 

Travis Scott has pulled out of his Abu Dhabi F1 concert.

The hip-hop star was set to perform at the du Arena on Friday night as part of the after-race concerts. According to organisers Flash, Scott is unable to return to the capital ‘due to unforeseen circumstances.’

It’s not a total loss for hip-hop fans though, as fellow hip-hop luminaries Future and Gucci Mane have been announced as the replacement acts.

With both acts seasoned UAE club performers, this will be the chance for them to put on their biggest UAE shows to date. Future is a star in his own right, and has been at the forefront of launching subgenre trap music to the charts. He will take the Abu Dhabi stage with a fistful of anthems, including Mask Off, Turn on The Lights and Low Life.

Fellow Atlanta native Gucci Mane comes to the UAE on the back of his latest hit album: released last month, Woptober II debuted in the US top 10 charts and spawned the club bangers Richer Than Errbody and Tootsies.

Those tracks will supplement what will surely be a solid set list that will include the chart topping singles Everrbody Looking and Back Beatles.

Other acts performing as part of the Abu Dhabi F1 after race series include the EDM star Marshmello on Thursday, November 28, US singer Lana Del Ray on Saturday, November 30 and The Killers on Sunday, December 1.

To attend the four Yasalam After-Race Concert performances it is necessary to purchase a ticket for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Tickets start from approximately Dh999, and rise in price depending on the hospitality and access. Tickets are available online at www.yasmarinacircuit.com, through the Yas Marina Circuit Call Centre (800 927) or +971 (0) 2 659 9800, as well as through all Etihad Shops and Virgin Megastores, the Yas Central Express stand at Yas Mall and through the YasHUB smartphone app and its Facebook shop: facebook.com/yasmarinacircuit

Updated: November 27, 2019 10:00 AM

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