A series of billboards that appear to be linked to Travis Scott and his long-rumored new album have been photographed in California this weekend. The four billboards were photographed on the I-10 highway on the road leading away from the Coachella grounds in Indio, California. Together they read: "Psst. Looking for Utopia? Wrong way!"
Travis Scott UTOPIA billboards reported in California‼️👀 pic.twitter.com/Ag1OvZK3Yt— RapTV (@Rap) April 10, 2022
Scott had been rumored to be appearing at Coachella during Kanye West's headline set. Whether that would have happened will remain speculation, however, after Ye pulled out of the festival earlier this month. Scott was originally scheduled to headline this year’s Coachella Festival, but he was removed from the bill in the wake of the disaster. Any appearance by Scott would have marked his first public outing since 10 people died at his Astroworld festival in Austin, Texas in November last year. 300 more were injured at the event, which has drawn significant criticism in the direction of the musican.
Scott's last album, also titled Astroworld, was released in 2018. The rapper revealed Utopia as the name of its follow-up in 2020. In 2021 he released the singles "Escape Plan" and "Mafia."
Last month Scott was accused of in court of violating a gag order preventing him from discussing the Astroworld 2021 tragedy. Scott and Live Nation, the promoter behind Astroworld, are facing billions in potential damages in an Astroworld lawsuit, which was combined from hundreds of separate lawsuits into one earlier this year. 10 people were killed by compression asphyxia and hundreds were injured at the event after a crowd surge caused mass panic and injuries both serious and fatal.