Task force unveils improvements in wake of Astroworld showDecember 1, 2022 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — After last year’s deadly Astroworld music festival in Houston, questions were raised about whether there was sufficient coordination and communication among officials, public safety agencies and promoters in planning the event and implementing an emergency response when it turned tragic.
A look at some of the world’s major crowd disastersOctober 29, 2022 GMT
At least 146 people were killed and 150 more were injured as they were crushed by a large crowd pushing forward on a narrow street during Halloween festivities in the capital of Seoul, South Korea. Here a look at some of the major crowd disasters around the world in recent decades:
Families of 2 killed at Astroworld festival settle lawsuitsOctober 20, 2022 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — The families of two people who died during last year’s Astroworld music festival have settled wrongful death lawsuits they had filed, according to attorneys.
A look at some of the world’s major crowd disastersOctober 3, 2022 GMT
Police fired tear gas after violence broke out at an Indonesian soccer match in East Java province when Persebaya Surabaya beat Arema Malang 3-2. Panic and a rush for the exit left at least 125 dead, most of whom were trampled, police said Sunday.
Travis Scott, Morgan Wallen hit Billboard Music Awards stageMay 16, 2022 GMT
Travis Scott and Morgan Wallen made controversial returns on the Billboard Music Awards stage on Sunday, while Mary J. Blige was honored for her musical excellence.
Wallen performed in his first major awards show after he was caught on camera more than a year ago using a racial slur.
Astroworld movie released despite lawyers’ concernsApril 30, 2022 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — The experiences of panicked concertgoers who couldn’t breathe and had no clear path to escape a massive crowd surge at last year’s deadly Astroworld music festival in Houston are featured in a documentary released Friday.
Task force to review event safety in wake of Astroworld showFebruary 9, 2022 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — A new task force will look into how to improve the safety at large Houston-area events in the hopes of avoiding another tragedy like last year's deadly Astroworld music festival, officials said Wednesday.
Congressional panel investigates deadly Astroworld concertDecember 23, 2021 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — A congressional committee has launched an investigation into the promoter of the Astroworld music festival in Houston, in which 10 people were killed during a massive crowd surge and attendees were packed so tightly that many could not breathe or move their arms.
Officials: Astroworld victims died from compression asphyxiaDecember 17, 2021 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — The 10 people killed at the Astroworld music festival in Houston all died from compression asphyxia during a massive crowd surge in which attendees were packed so tightly that many could not breathe or move their arms, officials announced Thursday.
Travis Scott says he was unaware of deaths until after showDecember 9, 2021 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Rapper Travis Scott said in an interview that he didn't know that fans had died at his Astroworld festival in Houston until after his performance.
Board rules Astroworld lawsuits to be handled by one judgeDecember 9, 2021 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — The more than 300 lawsuits that have been filed so far in Houston following a massive crowd surge at the Astroworld festival that left 10 people dead have been consolidated and will be handled by one judge as the cases proceed through the court system, a judicial board ruled.
Families turn down Travis Scott offer to pay for funeralsNovember 30, 2021 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Several families of the 10 people who died from injuries in a massive crowd surge at the Astroworld festival have turned down an offer by headliner Travis Scott to pay for their loved ones’ funeral costs.
Illinois families of 2 killed at concert file lawsuitsNovember 24, 2021 GMT
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The family of two close friends from suburban Chicago who were killed at the Astroworld concert in Houston this month have filed wrongful death lawsuits against rapper Travis Scott, the Live Nation entertainment company and others.
Dallas boy, 9, is youngest of 10 killed at Houston festivalNovember 15, 2021 GMT
A promising college student expected to graduate in the spring. A visitor from Washington state. And a 9-year-old boy who had been in a coma for more than a week.
The death toll stemming from a crowd surge during a Travis Scott performance at the Astroworld music festival in Houston rose to 10 on Sunday.
9-year-old Dallas boy dies after Astroworld festival crushNovember 15, 2021 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — A 9-year-old Dallas boy has become the youngest person to die from injuries sustained during a crowd surge at the Astroworld music festival in Houston.
Ezra Blount of Dallas died Sunday at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, family attorney Ben Crump said.
Funeral held for Texas teen who died at Astroworld festivalNovember 15, 2021 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Brianna Rodriguez, who at 16 was among the youngest of the 10 people killed as the crowd surged at the Astroworld music festival in Houston, has been remembered by friends and family for her friendliness and love of dance.
70 minutes at Astroworld: A countdown to catastropheNovember 12, 2021 GMT
Anticipation had been building for hours, but never more than now, as the red numerals on the countdown clock disappeared and the first synthesized notes vibrated. An image of an eagle in a fireball hovered above the stage, a neon red tunnel appeared and eight towers of flames rose to the sky.
Texas A&M student hurt at Astroworld dies; death toll at 9November 11, 2021 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — A 22-year-old college student who was critically injured in the crush of fans at the Astroworld festival in Houston has died, the family’s lawyer said Thursday, bringing the death toll to nine.
Security staffing at Travis Scott show unclear, chief saysNovember 11, 2021 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Organizers of the Astroworld music festival have not provided investigators with clear records about private security personnel working the grounds when a massive crowd surge during headliner Travis Scott's set led to at least eight deaths, Houston’s police chief said Wednesday.
Rapper’s rowdy past raises red flags in Astroworld lawsuitsNovember 9, 2021 GMT
Lawsuits are piling up less than a week after the deadly crowd crush at the Astroworld concert, and legal experts say the risk is mounting that juries could decide against rapper Travis Scott and the companies behind the tragic event in Houston.
Crowd surge wasn’t mentioned in Astroworld operational planNovember 9, 2021 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Emergency plans for the Astroworld music festival did not include protocols for dangerous crowd surges like the one that unfolded during a rush to see headliner Travis Scott, which left eight people dead and injured hundreds of others, including a 9-year-old boy whose family said was still in a coma on Tuesday.
Astroworld deaths spur calls for independent reviewNovember 9, 2021 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — The deaths of eight people in a crush of fans at a music festival have led to calls for an independent, outside investigation instead of one by the Houston police, who along with the fire department played a key role in crowd control and other safety measures at the show.
‘A mass loss of control’: Answers sought in Houston concertNovember 9, 2021 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — When rapper Travis Scott's sold-out concert in Houston became a deadly scene of panic and danger in the surging crowd, Edgar Acosta began worrying about his son, who wasn't answering his phone.
EXPLAINER: How crowdfunding helps real Astroworld victimsNovember 8, 2021 GMT
In the hours following the pandemonium at the Astroworld Festival that left eight people dead and dozens injured, the requests for donations started multiplying on social media.
Aspiring border agent, dancer, engineer among concert deadNovember 8, 2021 GMT
A teen who loved dancing. An aspiring Border Patrol agent. A computer science student. An engineering student working on a medical device to help his ailing mother. And his friend and high school football teammate.
Mourning starts as Houston officials probe concert deathsNovember 7, 2021 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Investigators Sunday worked to determine how eight people died in a crush of fans at a Houston music festival, as families mourned the dead and concertgoers recounted the horror and confusion of being trapped in the crowd.
‘Stop the show!’ Houston concertgoers describe chaosNovember 7, 2021 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Screaming. Suffocating. Panicked. Unconscious.
The concertgoers at a highly anticipated Houston music festival Friday night say they were shocked to witness how the event brewed into pandemonium that left at least eight people dead.
A look at some of the world’s major crowd disastersNovember 6, 2021 GMT
HOUSTON, Texas (AP) — Fans at a Houston music festival surged toward the stage during a performance by rapper Travis Scott, triggering panic in the crowd and leaving at least eight people dead and many more injured, authorities said.