Four days after Travis Scott’s performance at Astroworld in Houston turns deadly, one of the bands scheduled to perform at the festival heads to Dallas.
Tame Impala’s concert at the American Airlines Center on Tuesday night will be his second since the cancellation of the Astroworld festival. The band was featured on Day 2 of the Houston Festival, alongside others like 21 Savage, Bad Bunny, and Earth Wind and Fire. But the remainder of entertainment giant Live Nation’s two-day event was scrapped after at least eight people were killed and dozens were injured Friday night during Scott’s performance. Among them was a 27-year-old man from north Texas, Danish Baig, who was killed. A nine-year-old boy, Ezra Blount, was also seriously injured, according to reports.
For Tame Impala, Astroworld came in the middle of a southwest leg of their “Slow Rush” tour. The Australian psychedelic group kicked off the tour in September after months of pandemic issues that crippled the live entertainment industry. Fans have been waiting for him since February 2020, when the band released their fourth studio album.
On Monday, as an investigation continued at NRG Park in Houston into what appeared to be one of the deadliest crowd control incidents at an American concert in years, Tame Impala put on a show in another place of Houston – and offered its condolences.
“I’m not going to talk about it for long, but I know there’s a weird feeling in Houston right now,” frontman Kevin Parker told a packed house at White Oak Music Hall, according to the Houston Press, “and my heart breaks for what happened at Astroworld a few days ago. But I know that you are going to take care of each other and we will take care of you and we will all take care of each other. And we will always have a really [expletive] good time.”
The set lasted nearly two hours, the Houston Chronicle reported.
Tame Impala’s concert in Dallas is the band’s next stop after leaving Houston and the biggest show they’ve performed since the weekend. (The White Oak Music Hall in Houston only has about 3,000 of them on its lawn.)
It is also his last American concert for the moment. On Saturday, the group is due in Monterrey, Mexico, for a series of performances starting with the annual Pa’l Norte music and art festival.