Odd Future founder Tyler, The Creator is playing Tampa this fall

Goldlink and Jaden Smith play support.

click to enlarge Odd Future founder Tyler, The Creator is playing Tampa this fall
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Igor is inarguably the most successful album of Tyler, The Creator’s career, and now the 28-year-old Odd Future founder is bringing it to the biggest rooms of his life.

Today, the Yuengling Center announced that a 34-date North American tour would be headed to Tampa on September 28. DMV area rapper GoldLink is set to open all tour dates with direct support from Jaden Smith on all September shows.

Other Florida dates on the tour include September 27 (Orlando’s Addition Financial Arena) and September 29 (Miami’s American Airlines Arena).

According to a press release, the tour follows Tyler's headlining set at New York's Governor's Ball this past weekend and his upcoming set at Firefly Music Festival later this month. It also comes eight years after Tyler had to wade through controversy surrounding his overtly homophobic 2011 album Goblin. In his own defense, Tyler told NME that he’s not homophobic.

“I just think 'faggot' hits and hurts people. It hits. And 'gay' just means you're stupid. I don't know, we don't think about it, we're just kids. We don't think about that shit. But I don't hate gay people,” he said. “I don't want anyone to think I'm homophobic."

Tyler released two albums after that and then raised questions about his own sexuality with his Grammy-nominated 2017 album, Flower Boy. Igor, which debuted at No 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart last month, found Tyler mining deeper into his musical curiosities while exposing the deepest parts of his life.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 7 at 10 a.m. EDT and will cost fans $35.75-$65.75. More information is available via yuenglingcenter.com.


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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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