London, England – Tyler The Creator’s return to England didn’t go as planned. A surprise show in London had to be canceled after a rowdy crowd forced police to shut it down over safety concerns.
The Odd Future founder attempted to stage an event at the Bussey Building in London’s Peckham neighborhood. The impromptu concert would’ve been Tyler’s first performance in the United Kingdom since he was banned from the country in 2015.
“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,” Tyler wrote in a since-deleted tweet.
BASED ON LYRICS FROM 2009 I AM NOT ALLOWED IN THE UK FOR 3-5 YEARS ( although i was there 8 weeks ago) THAT IS WHY THE SHOWS WERE CANCELLED.
— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) August 26, 2015
Although Tyler couldn’t perform as he intended, he did share his excitement over the fan response and promised to deliver a show in London in the future.
“man london kids was blasting IGOR in the streets and stores and a fucking train station yall crazy i love it, feels like the early days before weirdos were sue happy,” he wrote. “sucks it was too wild ( out of excitment) but i am coming back trust me.”
man london kids was blasting IGOR in the streets and stores and a fucking train station yall crazy i love it, feels like the early days before weirdos were sue happy. sucks it was too wild ( out of excitment) but i am coming back trust me
— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) May 18, 2019
Tyler is fresh off the release of his fifth studio album, Igor. The LP features collaborations with Kanye West, Playboi Carti, A$AP Rocky and Santigold, among others.
Check out video and pictures from the scene of Tyler’s canceled show below.
london went BONKERS for @tylerthecreator … out waited the cops & rain & shut the block down… pls come back I promise we won’t climb any more gates :,) … p.s. igor S.L.A.P.S. pic.twitter.com/oECyxqnHdp
— veronicanyounot (@veronicanunot) May 18, 2019
mad scenes for Tyler in Peckham pic.twitter.com/sAsvhpJkOO
— Paul Bridgewater (@paulbridgewater) May 18, 2019
— Harry Allen (@harrysamsung_1) May 18, 2019
— Ryan Adamson (@ryan_adamson4) May 18, 2019