Tyler, The Creator just announced his first AU show since 2013
He'll be playing Brisbane's Wildlands Festival, with more presumed to be announced.
If we're talking about some of our most highly anticipated Australian shows we're hoping to see announced across the next twelve months, two Odd Future members stand tall at the top - Tyler, The Creator and Frank Ocean. While the latter is likely not going to tour Australia for a while now, largely considering that he's only doing stand-alone festival shows and he cancelled his last one here - Splendour In The Grass - just days before he was scheduled to play, the former is looking all the more likely, despite a rocky relationship with the Australian government.
After touring with Odd Future in 2012 and again with Earl Sweatshirt in 2013, Tyler, The Creator's 2015 headline tour was cancelled after a campaign from Australian feminist organisation Collective Shout, who argued that misogynistic lyrics from his early work - notably on 2009's Bastard and 2011's Goblin - should be enough grounds to get his tour cancelled. Well, it was; after a petition soared towards 1000 signatures, it's believed that Tyler's visa was refused as per the Controversial Visa Applicant guidelines, and his subsequent tour was then-cancelled ("We would much rather come to Australia when it isn’t surrounded in controversy," he tweeted).
Now, however, things are changing. After two reflective and incredibly forward-thinking records amongst hip-hop's best - Flower Boy and this year's delight IGOR - the tide his turning in Tyler, The Creator's favour. He's now amongst hip-hop's most well-respected and admired names, finding himself amongst year-end album lists - like ours, for example - and now, comes the next phase - his first Australian tour since 2013.
Announced as a co-headliner of the new Wildlands Festival (alongside RÜFÜS DU SOL), Tyler, The Creator's forthcoming tour is amongst Australia's most anticipated, with the rap mastermind scheduled to be in the country over the New Year's period. As a new joint-venture between the Origin Fields and Beyond The Valley teams, it can presumed that Tyler, The Creator will show his face at both of those festivals too, but in the meantime, dive into Tyler's IGOR below, and find the full Wildlands line-up HERE, which also includes Skepta, RL Grime, What So Not and more.
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