Tyler, the Creator announces two London shows after ‘rowdy’ concert was cancelled

Tyler, the Creator is coming back to London (Picture: Getty Images)

Tyler, the Creator has already planned his return to London, with two new shows following the chaos over the weekend.

The American rapper has announced details of a pair of concerts set to be held later this year after police confirmed his impromptu Saturday concert was locked off by the venue due to security concerns.

The 28-year-old has taken to Twitter to make it up to his British fans, as he wrote: ‘LONDON: Sept 16/17 O2 BRIXTON ACADEMY – on sale Friday.’

This planned shows should hopefully do better than the Who Dat Boy rapper’s attempt at a surprise gig on Saturday.

The artist announced the weekend show in Peckham on Twitter, shortly before it was called off, with him blaming the police in a follow-up tweet at 3:10 pm.

Talking about the gig, which was scheduled to start at 3pm, he posted: ‘Too rowdy, cops cancelled it, go home, i tried, the gate climbing nail in the coffin, they go nervous, too bad was a cool idea.[sic]’

‘London i wanted to play new magic and earfquake so bad f******k. [sic],’ he added.

However, police told ‘The whole thing has been shut down because security doesn’t like what’s going on here.

‘Front management have shut the site down.’

Later on Twitter, Southwark police shared a statement which read: ‘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.

‘No crimes, reported injuries or arrests. Police are in the area to help ensure the crowd disperses safely.’

A concertgoer also told us that she attended the show because she ‘saw his tweet and really wanted to see what the fuss was about.

‘I wouldn’t be surprised if he got banned again after this.’

The show was described as ‘rowdy’ (Picture: Cydney Yeates)
Concert goers claim there wasn’t much security (Picture: Cydney Yeates)

Another fan at the show said: ‘I heard about Tyler being in London through a friend so rushed over.

‘There was no security or anything so it was quite confusing and after waiting for an hour someone on a megaphone said he wasn’t coming but no one trusted it so everyone just stayed.

‘But when the police came people started leaving.’

The show was taking place at the Bussey Building in Peckham, south east London but sources at the show told there was no security at the venue, and that punters were only told it was not happening when a man spoke out via megaphone to confirm the rapper would not be performing.

Fans were seen climbing the gates and ‘testing them to get on to the gutter’.

The show was announced a day after his new album release, and came after cryptic tweets of himself in London standing outside Buckingham Palace.

‘LONDON, IGOR, 3PM’ he shared on Twitter before adding: ‘LONDON IGOR 3PM; WILL UPDATE YOU LATER WITH LOCATION.’

He later gave further details, tweeting: ‘COPELAND PARK, BUSSEY BUILDING, 3PM.’

Confirmation of his performance surprised fans as in 2016 he was banned from the UK.

The musician, real name Tyler Gregory Okonma, was told the lyrics on two of his albums, Bastard and Goblin, posed a threat to the safety of the British public and this meant he could not perform at some planned shows that year in the UK.

Exclusion, ordered by the home secretary, is reviewed ‘every three to five years’ and it seems after nearly four years his ban was lifted.

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