Tyler, The Creator Will Return To New Zealand After an Eight-Year Ban

9th August 2019 | Category: Concerts

After an eight-year ban Tyler, The Creator will return to New Zealand to headline Bay Dreams festival.

Tyler, The Creator is now finally free to visit New Zealand, eight years after he and his former Odd Future bandmates were controversially banned by immigration authorities.

The IGOR rapper was first banned from entering the country back in 2014 due to controversy over his group Odd Future’s lyrical content. The country’s immigration department infamously deemed the group a “threat to public order”, thus making them miss their slot at Rapture Festival alongside Eminem.

Tyler and five other six group members were reportedly declined visas due to a 2011 incident in Boston in which some of the witnesses claimed that the group members incited fans to attack police officers.

The artist will make a return to New Zealand in January, where he is slated to perform at the annual music festival Bay Dreams, alongside Skepta, Halsey, Netsky, Yelawolf and Sub Focus. It will be his first gig and appearance in the country in eight years.

New Zealand immigration has cleared the rappers flying visit and declared that he “is no longer deemed to be a potential threat to public order and the public interest.” It was reported that his visa is “currently being processed”.

This decision follows the U.K.’s Home Office lifting Tyler’s four-year ban on entering the country back in May.

Tyler is currently set to kick off his U.S. IGOR Tour on August 30th. Click on the link right here, and secure your tickets on time.

Bay Dreams Festival

Show Date and Time: Friday, August 30th, 3:30 p.m.

Show location: Seattle Center, Seattle WA

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