Kid Cudi to headline fourth annual ComplexCon in Long Beach

ComplexCon announced Kid Cudi will headline Saturday, during the two-day celebration of all things streetwear, pop culture, art, and well, consumerism, at the Long Beach Convention Center Nov. 2-3. ComplexCon officials say they will announce additional performers in the coming weeks.

This isn’t the first time the hip-hop artist, Scott Mescudi, better known as Kid Cudi, has performed at the massive convention. In 2016, after he was announced as the headliner of Day 1, alongside Skrillex, Travis Scott and Virgil Abloh, he checked himself into rehab for depression and suicidal urges. He did perform at the convention that year, marking it the first time he’d stepped on stage since seeking help and sharing his story with thousands of fans.

Even last year, the Grammy Award-winning artist pondered taking five years off, following the completion of the acclaimed “Kids See Ghosts,” a collaborative album with Kanye West, according to Complex. But a host of new projects brought “The Man on the Moon” back to earth, including his upcoming album “Entergalactic,” which will be featured on a new animated series from Netflix in 2020.

Music and fashion icon Pharrell Williams will return as host committee chair for ComplexCon, to be joined by contemporary artist and returning committee member/official curator Takashi Murakami, the mind behind the event’s EDC-meets-Heffalumps-meets-Disneyesque aesthetic.

With the convention expanding into Chicago earlier this year, with performances by T.I., Rick Ross among others, and with Agenda Show’s Long Beach iteration being canceled, whispers that ComplexCon might not be returning to Long Beach had started to circulate. Those can now be put to rest.

ComplexCon organizers also announced the more than 100 brands, pop-ups and collaborations expected to make up the marketplace this year, including Billionaire Boys Club, Puma, Champion and more. Click here for all the info.

Tickets are on sale now and range from VIP passes at $600 to single-day passes at $80; check out complexcon.com for more info.

IN PICTURES: Complex Con brings art and style back to Long Beach

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Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist.
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