Tyler, The Creator Brings Big Energy to Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena

Written By | James Johnson

Teezo Touchdown opened the show with a construction themed setup in reference to his most recent single “Handyman.” He performed several of his better-known songs to get the crowd warmed up, such as “I’m Just A Fan” and “Careful,” and his near perfect vocals kept the crowd’s attention, even with minimal special effects or props.

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Following Teezo came rapper Vince Staples, who performed on the second stage set up in the middle of the arena. He performed songs from his newest album, “Vince Staples,” such as “Are You With That?” and “Law of Averages.” Staples finished his set with “745” and “Norf Norf,” earning himself a standing ovation.

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R&B singer songwriter Kali Uchis was the last of the opening acts and showcased several songs in Spanish as a tribute to her Colombian heritage. Dressed in a sparkly red outfit, she and her four backup singers dominated the stage with intricate, coordinated dance moves. She rounded out her set with some of her more popular songs, such as “Dead to Me” and “After the Storm.”

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The main act did not shy away from props, and the seta light blue house with stairs he climbed as he sang allowed Tyler, the Creator to serenade the crowd from the balcony. Clever details were present in the production throughout the concert, such as silhouettes of other rappers featured on some of his songs visible in the windows of the house.

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Tyler, the Creator was personable, taking time to talk to the crowd as if we all were friends. His first comments got the attention of the crowd when he mistakenly called a crowd member someone that he’d know for a better portion of his life. His transitions from stage to stage were made possible by a boat, that seamlessly rock back and fourth as if it was in murky waters.

Photos By | James Johnson