Live Nation to answer questions from Congress as part of Astroworld festival investigation

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Live Nation to answer questions from Congress as part of Astroworld festival investigation

The devastation of the Astroworld tragedy continues to manifest itself for those primarily concerned, namely Travis Scott and festival promoter, Live Nation . We thought the rapper would pay more than everyone else, but apparently it’s Live Nation that has a lot to worry about . The congressmen have decided to get involved in the case and this is likely to give him a big blow.

The promoter Live Nation must explain the loss of human life

More than a month after the Astroworld Festival tragedy, members of Congress are officially involved in the investigations . Live Nation, which hosted the event, is under scrutiny for the deaths of 10 festival-goers and the hundreds more injured. The Congress wants the proponent to provide answers about the tragedy that has caused so much irreparable damage.

TMZ reports that the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform is asking Live Nation to explain how 10 lives were lost during the Astroworld festival.

An open letter from Congress to Live Nation

The Chairman of the Supervisory and Reform Commission, Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, and the Ranking Member, Representative. James Comer are among the members of the commission who led the investigation into the Astroworld Houston tragedy.

Representatives Maloney and Comer issued an open letter asking Live Nation to respond to the misadventures of the festival , as the promotion company was “apparently responsible for planning, staffing , fundraising, obtaining permits, finding vendors and communicating with local agencies for the Astroworld festival ”. Which means that most of the work concerning public safety was the responsibility of the promoter.

Live Nation, used to security dysfunctions at its events

“The Astroworld festival tragedy follows a long line of other tragic events and security breaches involving Live Nation . From 2016 to 2019, Live Nation and its subsidiary Live Nation Worldwide were cited ten times for security breaches and incurred fines,  ”the open letter read. In fact, this is not his first disastrous safety event. In such a situation, he risks enormously.

In addition, the Supervisory Committee also referred to the statements of the police . Houston Fire Chief Sam Peña said injuries were reported as early as 20 minutes after Scott’s concert started. At that time, the promoters could have reacted to prevent the occurrence of more enormous damage .

 In addition, Congress is seeking responses from Live Nation regarding the alleged withholding of part-time wages . To all these questions, Congress gives Live Nation until January 7 to answer.

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