A congressional committee has launched an investigation into the promoter of the Astroworld music festival in Houston. During the Astroworld Festival tragedy, ten people were killed due to a massive crowd surge.
Astroworld To Be Investigated By Congress
The information the congressional committee requested included details about security, crowd control, and mass casualty incident planning. They also want details about any pre-show briefings by Live Nation on any safety concerns; and what steps the concert promoter will take to prevent injuries or deaths at any future events.
“Recent reports raise serious concerns about whether your company took adequate steps to ensure the safety of the 50,000 concertgoers who attended Astroworld Festival,” the committee said in the letter.
The committee is now asking that Live Nation provide documentation on the questions by January 7th and that it provide a briefing to committee members by January 12th.
Travis Scott Working To Make Concerts Safer
Recently Travis Scott has taken steps to make concerts safer after the Astroworld tragedy.
Travis has joined forces with The United States Conference of Mayors, an entity that represents the interests of more than 1,400 cities across the country. Together, they will assemble a commission encompassing leaders from government, public safety, emergency response, health care event management, music, and technology to help prevent further concert-related tragedies.