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Travis Scott Bringing ‘Road to Utopia’ Residency to Zouk Nightclub in Las Vegas

Scott begins a short run at Zouk Nightclub on Sept. 17.

Travis Scott will return to the stage Sept. 17 with the first of seven appearances at Zouk Nightclub inside Resorts World Las Vegas. Described by representatives as a multi-year partnership, an additional date of Oct. 15 is also on sale.

A statement from Resorts World describes “Road to Utopia” as a “mind-bending, first-of-its-kind nightclub residency experience,” taking advantage of the venue’s technological prowess. The lighting system, known as Mothership, produces a kaleidoscope of visuals as it moves to the music, floating above the dance floor. Advanced sound from an L-Acoustics-driven system powers the audio. The experience changes nightly to meet the headlining artist’s specifications.

“Travis plans to utilize all of this to his advantage,” says Ronn Nicolli, chief marketing officer of Resorts World Las Vegas. “He is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of artist with such a creative mind, we’re excited for what he will be able to create in the space.”

Scott is known to bring fervent energy and dynamic visuals to both his nightclub and large venue sets — those behind the deal think it is an ideal match between performer and stage.

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Nicolli shares that the deal happened organically with Scott first visiting the club as a guest, then as a performer in May.

“From there, our teams had built such a great rapport with one another and there was so much great synergy between Travis’s creative vision and Zouk — it just made sense to continue the relationship and build a great partnership,” he says.

Scott performed at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards in May at the MGM Grand Garden arena in Las Vegas and also showed up for that unbilled performance at Zouk. It was announced shortly after that he would headline Day N Vegas 2022, but that event was later canceled by promoters, citing logistics and timing unrelated to Scott.

“Travis had a surprise performance at the club and the energy in the room was amazing,” Nicolli says. “The crowd was shocked to see Travis suddenly appear on stage. We had such a great experience working with him and the team, and we knew he would be a perfect fit within the Zouk family.”

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Since the Astroworld tragedy on Nov. 5, 2021—just a few days before he was scheduled to headline Day N Vegas 2021—Scott has only performed a handful of gigs. His first festival appearance occurred at last week’s Rolling Loud in Miami when he joined Future onstage.

In 2019, Scott hosted an Astroworld residency at Marquee Nightclub in The Cosmopolitan, owned by Tao Group. Earlier that year, he opened the now shuttered KAOS Nightclub at Palms alongside Skrillex.

Scott joins fellow resident performers Zedd, Tiesto, G-Eazy, Becky G, Disclosure and Deadmau5, among many others.

“Our goal for Zouk from the beginning was to curate a diverse lineup” says Nicolli. “Having top talent is key and there’s no doubt that Travis is one of the best, but beyond that we always want to ensure that we bring in artists that provide different music styles, have diverse backgrounds and will deliver a good show.”

Nicolli adds that “we are looking for other opportunities to work with Travis and his brand portfolio across the property to create a complete resort partnership.”

As Zouk approaches its one year anniversary, Nicolli calls out that the brand—widely known in Asia—made strides to establish itself stateside thanks to signing artists like Scott.

“For any new venue or property, the biggest challenge is working out all the kinks and building brand recognition. It’s a lot of work and it takes both time and patience,” he says. “We opened in the middle of a pandemic, which of course impacted visitation across the city in 2021. As restrictions have loosened over time, we’ve seen that the demand for nightlife experiences and the desire to just let loose and have fun has increased.”