A$AP Rocky Announces Return to Sweden for Benefit Concert
A$AP Rocky is headed back to the place where he was convicted of assault this past summer, in Sweden.
A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, will be performing a benefit concert in Stockholm, Sweden next month. The 31-year-old will be performing at the Ericsson Globe Arena on December 11 that will benefit the Swedish Network of Refugee Support Group. The rest of the musical lineup for the event will be announced at a later date.
"A$AP Rocky will be taking the stage at the Ericsson Globe on Wednesday, December 11th for a special headlining concert," Live Nation said in a statement to Variety. "After an outcry of support from his Swedish fans, he will return to Stockholm to deliver a triumphant show for all his supporters. Additional Swedish artists to be announced soon."
The "Praise The Lord" singer was involved in a street brawl on June 30 in Sweden. Both he and his team claimed that they were using self-defense after the victim was following him and his crew around. Mayers was subsequently held in the Swedish jail for a month.
The rapper and his bodyguards were given conditional sentences, which included paying restitution to the victim as well as court expenses. Another stipulation included that the three men cannot commit a similar offense in the future, or they risk prison time.
Tickets for the concert will go on sale to the general public on November 12 at 10 AM local time via LiveNation's website.