After weeks of speculation, Tyler, The Creator‘s upcoming Australian tour has been officially cancelled.
The tour was due to kick off next month but was placed under scrutiny recently, with Tyler himself announcing that he has been “banned” from entering the country. While promoters at the time dismissed claims that the rapper’s visa was denied, they did confirm that “the department for immigration has raised issues with the visa application”.
Now, Frontier Touring have officially announced the tour will not go ahead.
“We would much rather come to Australia when it isn’t surrounded in controversy. I love my fans there and hopefully I’ll be back soon. Don’t do drugs,” said Tyler, the Creator in a statement.
It is unclear at this stage whether the tour’s cancellation has anything to do with his visa application.
Last month activist group Collective Shout began circling a petition urging immigration Minister Peter Dutton to stop Tyler, The Creator from entering Australia because his lyrics advocate, “rape and extreme violence against women”.
The rapper came under further fire recently when one member of that group Coralie Alison, faced some vile backlash from Tyler’s fans after the rapped singled her out on Twitter. He since tried to distance himself from the attackers saying that he is “not responsible for what others say.”
See Tyler, The Creator’s cancelled Australian tour dates and refund information below.
Tyler, The Creator Australian Tour Dates
Thursday, 3rd September – CANCELLED
The Tivoli, Brisbane (AA)
Saturday, 5th September – CANCELLED
Luna Park, Sydney (AA)
Sunday, 6th September – CANCELLED
Forum Theatre, Melbourne (18+)
Tuesday, 8th September – CANCELLED
The Capitol, Perth (18+)
TICKETMASTER: Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney
All fans who purchased Tyler, The Creator tickets through the official ticketing agency, Ticketmaster, will receive a refund. Refunds will be available from 12pm AEST Monday 10th August.
If you booked online, over the phone or at a Ticketmaster outlet with a credit card, Ticketmaster will refund your purchase back to the credit card used to purchase the tickets. It can take some time to process, so please give Ticketmaster up to 7 days to process your refund before you start to worry.
If your original card has expired or is no longer valid (prepaid Visa and MasterCard included), you’ll need to get in touch with Ticketmaster’s Customer Service Team via 136 100 between 9am – 8pm AEST Monday to Saturday, or 9am – 5pm AEST Sunday. Please contact Ticketmaster by 5pm Wed 12th August and they will arrange a refund via cheque.
If you purchased tickets at a Ticketmaster outlet using cash or EFTPOS, you’ll need return along with your tickets and the EFTPOS card used to make the booking, if applicable. The outlet staff will help you with your refund.
BIG TOP LUNA PARK BOX OFFICE: Sydney
If you purchased tickets directly from the venue for Tyler, the Creator at Big Top Sydney Luna Park you will receive a refund automatically to the credit card used in the transaction. Contact our box office on 1300 BIG TOP if you have any concerns.
Ticket purchasers will be automatically refunded to their credit card from 12pm AEST Monday 10th August. Refunds may take 7 to 10 days to process.
If you purchased tickets through an Oztix retail outlet you must return to the place of purchase to obtain your refund.