The inaugural ComplexCon not only established itself for its celebrity-filled panels and Instagram-worthy art installations, but for a major concert that brought out Skrillex, Travis Scott, Virgil Abloh, and Kid Cudi making a triumphant and joyous return to the live stage after a stay in rehab for "depression and suicidal urges" last month.
For his first performance since rehab, Cudi took over the Long Beach Convention Center to deliver new Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin' cuts like "The Frequency," along with past favorites like "Pursuit of Happiness."
Meanwhile, Cudder brought out Pharrell and Travis Scott to perform tracks like "Surfin'," "Way Back," and Cudi and Scott's collaboration "Through the Late Night" off the latter's Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight.
In his letter to fans that revealed his mental-health struggles, Kid Cudi added that "If all goes well I'll be out in time for Complexcon and I'll be lookin forward to seeing you all there for high fives and hugs." Those in attendance noted the rapper was looking in high spirits and, at one point, yelled "I love you, motherfuckers!"
See footage from ComplexCon and the show below:
Listen to the Back of the Class podcast break down the latest with Kid Cudi in a must-hear episode below: