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Travis Scott’s plans for a concert at the Giza Pyramids in Egypt has become quite the story this week. Despite reports that the event had been cancelled, Live Nation says it’s still on.

“There have been no changes to Travis Scott’s show in Egypt; any reports to the contrary are false. We can’t wait to celebrate ‘Utopia’ with you in Egypt!” said the company in a statement aimed at fans.

The concert and its accompanying livestream is due to take place on 28 July, with Egypt’s most famous historical monuments as the backdrop.

Several news sites in the Middle East reported earlier this week that the concert has been cancelled by the Egyptian Musicians Syndicate, which has the power of approval of public performances in the country.

“The syndicate president and board have decided to cancel its issued permission for such concerts that contradict the identity of the Egyptian culture,” was the official statement, according to news site Ahram Online.

It also reported on an unpleasant campaign calling for the concert to be cancelled because Scott was involved in “anti-Egyptian Afrocentrism agendas,’ ‘satanic rituals,’ and actions that were deemed to ‘violate societal values’, not to mention one prominent lawyer’s claims that the artist is a “masonic, satanic, and devil worshipper with a dark history”.

However, Live Nation says the concert has not been cancelled. Fans will be keen to see what Scott has up his sleeves for the gig next week.

This story was amended on 20 July after Live Nation issued its statement about the concert’s cancellation being untrue.

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