If you weren’t able to catch Tyler, the Creator on his recent North American tour in support of his critically acclaimed album CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST, fear not. The hip-hop provocateur’s March 31 date at the Crypto.com Arena (formerly the Staples Center) in Los Angeles was live-streamed on Amazon Prime Video and that show is still available to watch. For anyone not currently familiar with Tyler, CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST TOUR LIVE acts as a career retrospective of sorts. The setlist consists largely of material from the namesake album but also features hits from Tyler, the Creator’s 10+ year career.
CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST was released in June 2021 to rave reviews from critics, peers, and fans alike. It made all of the year-end lists from the usual tastemaker outlets (The New York Times, Complex, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, etc) and even snagged Tyler a nomination for Best Rap Album of the year at the 2022 Grammy Awards – which he would go on to win. With all that said, it’s no surprise that the tour with openers Kali Uchis, Vince Staples, and Teezo Touchdown was in hot demand.
During the CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST TOUR LIVE concert on Prime Video, Tyler, the Creator mentions to the audience how special it is for him to be performing at the Staples Center in Los Angeles as opposed to the Madison Square Garden date weeks prior where Amazon had originally wanted to film. From the highly stylized set that features a facade of an elaborate house, a car, grass and a beautiful piano, it’s clear that this is all coming from Tyler’s vision. From his jaw-dropping music videos to his fashion/lifestyle brand Golf le Fleur, it’s clear how important visuals are to the creative powerhouse and that also extends to his stage show.
Drawing largely on the material from his more recent albums, Tyler also made sure to reflect on his earlier work that launched him into the world as a pop culture figure to watch such as “Rusty”, “Yonkers” and “Smuckers.” Whether intentional or not, the inclusion of those tracks in the set showcases Tyler’s growth from a youthful raw agitator to an elevated cultural force now in his early 30s. The out-of-the-box thinking and intensity from a decade ago are still very much intact, but now refined and more thought out. Throughout CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST TOUR LIVE, Tyler shows you exactly why he’s one of the biggest stars in rap today, commanding the stage and being a fully realized version of himself.
Tyler, the Creator’s CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST TOUR LIVE is available to stream now on Prime Video.