Tyler, The Creator played a series of secret shows throughout the United States last week. The pop-up shows took place in L.A., Dallas and Brooklyn. The venues, much smaller than the artist usually plays, were the musician’s first stops after not performing for two years following the onset of COVID-19.
The artist put out a sign-up a few days prior to the events, and the location was revealed the day before each respective concert. “Sign up, just trust me,” the artist wrote in a cryptic tweet. The first show was held June 30, just three days after his stellar performance of “LUMBERJACK” on the 2021 BET Awards.
Small venues, such as West Hollywood’s historic Roxy Theater, had hundreds of fans lined up outside of them in preparation for a show announced only hours before.
The Brooklyn performance video shows the groundbreaking artist being upfront about his intentions. “Listen, listen,” he says. “This [album] came out, what, six days ago? I’m honestly doing these small little things because I just miss being around fucking humans.”