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Tyler, The Creator’s latest album Flower Boy (or Scum Fuck Flower Boy) has been deemed by numerous critical outlets (including this one) as a watershed in the maturation of the 26-year old rapper, who’s otherwise received tons of arguably justified flack for lyrics that flirt (at the very least) with the line demarcating creative expression and outright homophobia and misogyny. The album’s production and musical cohesiveness have been objectively improved from his prior work, and Flower Boy is packed with introspection and a fragility previously unimaginable. Thank you for finally letting us in, Tyler! Thank you!
Hmm. Maybe he’ll soon be able to say the same to the countries that not-so-quietly saw it fit to prevent his entry?
Well…until that time comes (or doesn’t), fans local to the United States will be able to enjoy (or decry) an upcoming winter tour that’s set to begin at the end of January 2018. Support notably comes from Vince Staples and Taco throughout the tour, which naturally skews toward the major cities.
You know the drill: peep some memory-jogging clips in order to solidify and/or reevaluate your recent stance on the guy, then see if you can picture yourself in attendance at one of the dates below.
Tyler, The Creator, Vince Staples, & Taco:
01.26.18 – Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum
01.27.18 – Portland, OR – Memorial Coliseum
01.29.18 – San Francisco, CA – The Armory
01.31.18 – Sacramento, CA – Memorial Auditorium
02.02.18 – San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center
02.03.18 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
02.06.18 – Denver, CO – 1stBank Center
02.07.18 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre
02.08.18 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
02.10.18 – Atlanta, GA – World Congress Center
02.12.18 – Miami, FL – James L. Knight Center
02.13.18 – Orlando, FL – Orlando Amphitheatre
02.15.18 – Philly, PA – Liacouras Center
02.17.18 – Toronto, ON – Ricoh Coliseum
02.18.18 – Montreal, QC – MTELUS
02.20.18 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
02.21.18 – Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
02.23.18 – New York, NY – The Theater at MSG
02.25.18 – Washington D.C. – The Anthem
02.27.18 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre
03.01.18 – Madison, WI – Alliant Energy Center
03.02.18 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
03.04.18 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom