Tyler, The Creator Cancels Australian Tour
Wants to come back when we're "not surrounded in controversy".
A few weeks ago we reported that Tyler, The Creator's upcoming Australian tour was in jeopardy thanks to a petition to the Immigration Minister of Australia by Collective Shout, asking to deny Tyler a Visa on the grounds that he fits the profile of a Controversial Visa Applicant. You can read more on it HERE, but what came out of it was that his tour hadn't actually been banned yet, with touring company Frontier advising the Visa hadn't been cancelled.
And while that still may have been the case, Tyler, The Creator has announced today he'll no longer be doing the Cherry Bomb World Tour Australian shows, stating:
"We would much rather come to Australia when it isn't surrounded in controversy. I love my fans there and hopefully I'll be back soon. Don't do drugs."
There's no word yet if this is directly related to his Visa application or if he was expecting it to happen and just decided to cancel first, or if/when the dates will be the re-scheduled. It's hard to see how they can re-schedule the dates though, as a Tyler, The Creator tour is always going to be surrounded by controversy down here.
Full refund details are below:
TICKETMASTER: Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney
All fans who purchased Tyler, The Creator tickets through the official ticketing agency, Ticketmaster, will receive a refund. Refunds will be available from 12pm AEST Monday 10th August.
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BIG TOP LUNA PARK BOX OFFICE: Sydney
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