Tyler, The Creator has announced details of two London shows later this year.
Following the surprise release of his new album ‘IGOR’ last week, the rapper was forced to cancel an impromptu London gig at the weekend after hundreds of fans rushed down to the Bussey Building.
Now, he’s confirmed his return to London with two shows at the O2 Academy Brixton from September 16-17. Tickets are on sale from 10am on Friday May 24.
The shows were seemingly teased over the weekend with the word ‘IGOR’ appearing on the billing at Brixton Academy.
Southwark Police also shared a statement on Twitter: “A music event scheduled to take place at Bussey Building, Rye Lane, SE15 on Saturday, 18 May, was cancelled by the venue due to overcrowding issues.”
They added: “No crimes, reported injuries or arrests. Police are in the area to help ensure the crowd disperses safely.”
Tyler’s decision to try and play in London is notable; he was banned from visiting the UK in 2015. A series of shows were cancelled at the time and he tweeted that he had been banned for “three to five years” because of lyrics he’d penned back in 2009.
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By Damilola Faustino
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