This marks the group’s first performance in three years.
N.E.R.D. is reuniting for their first performance in three years at this year’s ComplexCon. The group, founded by Pharrell, Chad Hugo, and Shay Haley, has not performed together since 2014 when the three of them performed together at Tyler, the Creator‘s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival.
N.E.R.D. will be headlining the event, which includes performances from Gucci Mane, M.I.A., Young Thug, DJ Khaled, D.R.A.M., Noname, and others. The event will take place on November 4 and 5, with tickets available here.
Two-thirds of N.E.R.D. made an appearance at this year’s Roots Picnic, which featured Pharrell as its headliner. The undeniably talented artist brought out Haley to perform a number of N.E.R.D. songs including “Rockstar,” “Maybe,” “She Wants To Move,” and others. Our very own Elijah Watson wrote about the experience, describing it as “A dream come true.”
“In that moment, I was overwhelmed with a euphoria I hadn’t felt from a concert in years. As I air-drummed Questlove‘s parts and sung the track verbatim, I had reverted to my teenage self, watching the man who, without his artistry and music, I wouldn’t be the person who I am today. To many black millennials, Pharrell is an icon and rightfully so, having defined and redefined music time and time and time again. But just as integral is Pharrell’s persona — a black man who never confined himself and became a figure for black individuality because of that,” Watson wrote.
ComplexCon will take place on November 4 and 5, with tickets available here.