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A cryptic tweet from Tyler, the Creator is teasing a surprise gig in London today


Here’s all we know so far…

A day after his new album release, Tyler, the Creator appears to be teasing an event in London today – although there are few clues as to what it might be yet.

Via some some cryptic tweets of himself in London standing outside Buckingham Palace, Tyler wrote: “LONDON, IGOR, 3PM” and then “LONDON IGOR 3PM; WILL UPDATE YOU LATER WITH LOCATION.”

Now, Tyler has given details about the location of the event, tweeting: “COPELAND PARK, BUSSEY BUILDING, 3PM.”

Fans have been speculating what the tweets could mean with many thinking it could be a surprise gig. You can the tweets from Tyler and some fan reaction below:

The decision to play in London is notable after reports that Tyler was banned from visiting the UK in 2015. A series of shows were cancelled and at the time, Tyler tweeted that he had been banned for “three to five years” because of lyrics he’d penned in 2009. 

Tyler’s manager Christian Clancy posted a more detailed explanation behind the ban in a lengthy Tumblr essay at the time.

He wrote: “Tyler has been banned from entering the UK for somewhere between 3 to 5 years per a letter from the secretary of state for the home department of the united kingdom…

“To say that I am confused would be an understatement. Can you imagine being beholden to things you said when you were 18? tyler has been to the UK over 20x in the last 5 years without incident,” he continues, referencing a show in the capital “literally last month.”

Meanwhile, Tyler unveiled his new album ‘IGOR’ yesterday – and it’s headed up by an impressive array of guests including Frank Ocean, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams.

The fifth studio album from the Odd Future leader sees Frank Ocean appearing on ‘Running Out Of Time’, while ‘New Magic Wand’ sees guest spots from both ASAP Rocky and Santigold. Arguably the biggest cameo is saved for late on, when Kanye appears on ‘Puppet’. It comes ahead of ‘Are We Still Friends’ – which closes the record with an appearance from Pharrell Williams.

In a four-star review, NME hailed it as his best record yet.

“Backed by a supporting cast of R&B superstars and bright newcomers, it’s a record of long, lazy summers; sitting back and staring at the clouds,” our verdict stated.

This is a developing story and will be updated 

 





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Ra Ra Riot Announce New Album Superbloom, Share New Song “Flowers”: Listen


Ra Ra Riot have announced their forthcoming album Superbloom. It arrives August 9 via Rob the Rich Recordings/Caroline. Ahead of the LP, Ra Ra Riot have shared the single “Flowers,” which was co-written and produced by Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend, Maggie Rogers, Haim). Listen to the track below, and scroll down for Superbloom’s cover art and tracklist.

Ra Ra Riot will kick off an expansive North American tour with Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World next month. Find their full itinerary here.

Ra Ra Riot’s last studio LP was 2016’s Need Your Light. In 2018, the band embarked on a 10-year anniversary tour of their debut album The Rhumb Line.

Superbloom:
01 Flowers
02 Bad to Worse
03 Belladonna
04 Endless Pain/Endless Joy
05 War & Famine
06 Bitter Conversation
07 This Time of Year
08 Gimme Time
09 Backroads
10 Dangerous
11 An Accident
12 A Check for Daniel



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