On March 15, 2014, rapper Tyler, the Creator, was arrested for “inciting a riot” after he yelled at fans to walk past security guards at a sold-out show the day before.  In February 2016, the charges against Tyler, The Creator, were dropped under a plea agreement with the prosecutor (in which the rapper pleaded guilty to a minor offense of disorderly conduct and paid a $100 fine, with the case to be dismissed if he remains out of trouble for three months).  Despite the language of the article which mentions removal as a possible consequence of non-compliance with SXSW rules, the statement states that “in our current performance agreements, there are no `distancing clauses`.” Roland Swenson, CEO and co-founder of SXSW, said the festival had never reported an international artist to immigration services. The screening of the Foo Fighters Back and Forth documentation on March 15 was followed by a surprising live appearance by the band itself with a list containing the entire Wasting Light album coming up at the time.  Following an avalanche of criticism over what some groups have called a “severance clause” in their performance contracts, the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, which begins Friday, issued a statement Tuesday that it would change its agreements starting in 2018. However, festival organizers have angrily denied that the language of their contracts over the past five years was intended to encourage the deportation of foreign artists who frequent the United States to perform at their event. SXSW 2018 coincided with a series of bombings in Austin that began on March 2 and ended on March 21, when the alleged perpetrator, Mark Anthony Conditt, blew himself up after being spotted by police.  Two of the attacks took place during SXSW. On March 17, Live Nation Music, a company that organizes events for SXSW, received an email bomb threat.