It’s been over two years since he was banned from entering the U.S., but Canadian rap vet Madchild finally gets the go-ahead to re-enter the country.
According to HipHopDX, the U.S. ban of the Swollen Members rapper has been lifted, and now, he will tour across the country on this summer’s Warped Tour.
“I’m really excited to finally get back into the United States for the first time in years,” Madchild told the site. “I have watched the Battleaxe movement grow stronger every day in America as Warriors continue to join in every state. Now I can finally share my live show with all the fans that have been patiently waiting for my return. I look forward to meeting each and every Warrior at the Warped Tour.
In late 2010, Madchild was on his way into the U.S. for a scheduled tour, but while passing through the customs unit at the Vancouver Airport, he was pulled to the side and questioned for multiple hours … about his past and/or if he had affiliations to the notorious biker gang, Hell Angels.
Eventually, he was denied… and had been unable to enter the country since.
Madchild will make his first American appearance in Scranton, PA on Tuesday (July 16) for a stop on the Vans Warped Tour. After that, he will head out on a full headlining tour with Slaine from La Coka Nostra and Adlib, beginning August 15 in Vancouver, BC.
The shows coincide with the upcoming release of Madchild’s sophomore album, Lawn Mower Man, due out August 6 via Battle Axe/Suburban Noize Records.