Tyler, The Creator’s New Zealand ban lifted

The rapper will headline the Bay Dreams festival in January 2020.

August 07, 2019
Tyler, The Creator’s New Zealand ban lifted Tyler, the Creator performs at the 2019 Governors Ball Festival at Randall's Island on May 31, 2019 in New York City.   Nicholas Hunt/Getty

Tyler, the Creator has had his ban from New Zealand lifted, Stuff reports. He is booked to headline the Bay Dreams festival in the country, which takes place in January 2020.

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This will mark his first performnce in the country since 2012. Stuff reports that Immigration New Zealand no longer consider the rapper "to be a potential threat to public order and the public interest.” Tyler was previously banned due to the violent nature of some Odd Future lyrics and fears he represented "a threat to public order."

The end of the ban follows a similar instance in the U.K., where Tyler will perform this September. One country he won't be visiting, however, is Sweden. Tyler vowed to boycott the country in solidarity with A$AP Rocky, who is awaiting sentencing on assault charges in the Scandinavian country.

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Tyler, The Creator’s New Zealand ban lifted