It all started with a picture of Tyler the Creator surrounded by fall foliage. Then a text confirmed it. Tyler, Steve Lacy, Taco, Brockhampton and Bane’s World would be playing Observatory Santa Ana Dec 30th. Observatory has been announcing am amazing shows recently, stoking hype with early bird tickets, giveaways and artists blasting the hell out of coming up concerts. This one is for the history books though as Bane’s World, one of our favorite locals from Long Beach and from the recent Tropicalia Fest, will be opening for the popular young rapper in an unforgettable show.

Check our coverage of Bane’s World at Tropicalia as one of our favorites from the event if you weren’t lucky enough to attend the sold out fest.

Brockhampton is another hot artist selling out local shows and hopefully playing the hottest fests of 2018 so make sure to get on this show as the early bird tickets have come and gone. Stay tuned to see if they’ll have any other promotions.

Make sure not to miss Bane’s World playing December 9th at Teragram Ballroom with one of Tyler’s favorite bands (and frequent Camp Flog Gnaw performers) The Garden, playing as Enjoy (with Wyatt and Fletcher Shears plus Rexx and Cowgirl Clue). Get tickets HERE.

Of note is that this is one of Tyler’s few California shows announced so far. With no hint of any Los Angeles performances, your best bet is to hit up Santa Ana unless you want to wait until later in the year. Again, if you didn’t catch Tyler at Camp Flog Gnaw, now is one of your only chances unless you’re flying out to fests.

Make sure to get your tickets now HERE


Jan. 26, 2018—Vancouver, B.C.—PNE Forum
Jan. 27, 2018—Portland, Ore.—Memorial Coliseum
Jan. 29, 2018—San Francisco, Calif.—The Armory
Jan. 31, 2018—Sacramento, Calif.—Memorial Auditorium
Feb. 2, 2018—San Diego, Calif.—Valley View Casino Center
Feb. 3, 2018 Tempe, Ariz.—Marquee Theatre
Feb. 6, 2018—Denver, Colo.—1st Bank Center
Feb. 7, 2018—Kansas City, Mo. – Arvest Bank Theatre
Feb. 8, 2018—Dallas, TX—Bomb Factory
Feb. 10, 2018—Atlanta, GA – World Congress Center
Feb. 12, 2018—Miami, Fla.—James L. Knight Center
Feb. 13, 2018—Orlando, Fla. – Orlando Amphitheatre
Feb. 15, 2018—Philadelphia, Pa. – Liacouras Center
Feb. 17, 2018—Toronto, Ont.—Ricoh Coliseum
Feb. 18, 2018—Montreal, Q.C. – MTELUS
Feb. 20, 2018—Pittsburgh, Pa. – Stage AE
Feb. 21, 2018—Rochester, N.Y. – Main Street Armory
Feb. 23, 2018—New York City, N.Y.—The Theater at MSG
Feb. 25, 2018—Washington, D.C.—he Anthem
Feb. 27, 2018—Detroit, Mich.—Masonic Temple Theatre
March 1, 2018—Madison, Wisc. – Alliant Energy Center
March 2, 2018—Chicago, Ill.—Aragon Ballroom
March 4, 2018—Milwaukee, Wisc.—Eagles Ballroom

Photo & words by Phillip Gutgesell