Tyler, the Creator performs at United Center

Popular rapper begins tour for critically acclaimed album ‘Call Me If You Get Lost’


Tyler, the Creator performing at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Feb. 22, 2022 (Anderson/LION).

On Feb. 22, 2022, Tyler, the Creator took the stage of the United Center for his highly anticipated “Call Me If You Get Lost” tour. Having sold out entire stadiums in many cities including Chicago, this was Tyler’s biggest tour, with unmatched energy and excitement. 

After the openers of Teezo Touchdown, Vince Staples, and Kali Uchis, Tyler appeared at approximately 9:40 p.m. as he rose to the stage on the left side of the stadium in his infamous baby blue Rolls Royce, singing “CORSO.” The screen behind him fell to reveal the main set: a functional house that allowed Tyler to climb up and down it while singing. 

We thought this was very innovative because it was an impressive set piece that was attractive to look at, while still focusing on Tyler and his singing. While the set up was fairly simple, the lights really amped everything up. He stayed here for the first quarter of the show, until he transitioned to a mobile boat that transferred him to the center stage as he sang “WUSYANAME.” This was a really cool transition that made the crowd go wild once they realized the center stage would be utilized, while singing one of his more popular songs that a majority of the crowd was screaming along to. 

While Tyler was on the center stage, he continued to sing from a wide variety of his albums, including “Flowerboy,” “Wolf” and “Goblin.” This smaller rectangular stage was covered in prop grass designed for him to be able to travel across the whole stage. We thought this was very creative because it allowed him to engage with the whole stadium without being obstructed by his props. Fans that have loved Tyler since his earliest days as a rapper were ecstatic when announced he was going to perform some of his older, most beloved tracks, including songs like “Yonkers,” “She,” and “SMUCKERS.” We were very excited he performed these old songs because we have loved them for so long, and it is something he rarely does. 

He sang arguably one of his biggest hits, “See You Again” on this stage. However, it did not include Kali Uchis, who is featured in the song and was an opener at the arena.We thought that they should have brought her out, as she was a crowd favorite and would have raised the performance to another level. 

Tyler ended up using the boat a second time to get back to the side stage while singing “I THOUGHT YOU WANTED TO DANCE” and ended his set by singing some songs from “Igor,” his grammy award-winning album. His final song was “RUNITUP,” which also features an opener, Teezo Touchdown, who again was not included in the live performance.

Overall, we thought this was an amazing performance and a great concert to see for our first time, as we both have not been to a true concert before. The biggest criticism we have is Tyler’s lack of inclusion of the openers on the songs they are featured on. Especially with Kali Uchis, we feel like this would have created a positive impact on the song that could have brought it to another level of excellence.

Rating: 4.8/5 paws