A$AP Rocky to Make First Live Appearance Since Swedish Prison Release at Real Street Festival in California

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 A$AP Rocky performs on stage during Breakout Festival 2019 at PNE Amphitheatre on June 15, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. 

A$AP Rocky will make his first festival appearance since being released from Swedish prison last week at the Real Street Festival on Sunday at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, the event's promoters have confirmed. 

Rocky was scheduled to play Real Street along with several other festivals this Summer when he was arrested on assault charges last month in Stockholm, Sweden. According to Rocky’s manager John Ehmann, the artist and two members of his entourage voluntarily submitted themselves to questioning from Swedish authorities following his performance at Stockholm's Smash Festival on July 2 and were then arrested.

The rapper was held in custody for a month until the conclusion of his trial last Friday. An official verdict on the trial is expected on Aug. 14.

Since his arrest, Rocky has missed festival appearances at Kadetten Festival in Norway, Open’er Festival in Poland, Longitude Festival in Ireland, Wireless Festival in London, Splash Festival in Germany, Atlas Weekend Festival in Ukraine, Dour Festival in Belgium, Carroponte in Italy, Sonar in Spain, Melt Festival in Germany, Tomorrowland in Belgium and Beachclub in Canada.

“We are elated that Rocky is finally coming home and will be taking the stage to headline our first Real Street Fest next weekend, as originally planned,” said iHeartMedia executive vp urban/hip-hop Doc Wynter in a release. “In the interim, Godspeed to Rocky and his family. We can’t wait to hear the crowd erupt for Rocky next Sunday night at The Honda Center Festival Grounds!”

“We are thrilled that A$AP Rocky is confirmed to perform at Real Street! The event is going to be one huge party, and we can’t wait for him to receive a massive welcome from his fans that night,” added Honda Center president and CEO Tim Ryan.

Real Street will feature two stages with performances from some of today’s top hip-hop acts, also including Future, Cardi B, Migos, Meek Mill, Big Sean, Miguel, Rae Sremmurd, 2 Chainz and more. The event is presented by radio station Real 92.3.

A limited number of tickets for Real Street are still available.


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