What is the first activity you envision yourself doing when we are able to gather at full capacity? Go to a theme park? Go out to the clubs? Going to a concert in a stadium is at the top of my to-do list. I’ve been a lover of concerts since I was just a kid, and the love has only grown with age.
As I sat in my house over lockdown, listening to the same old music, I decided I wanted to branch out and find some new tunes. After spending some time sucked into a Spotify rabbit hole- I found myself vibing to Machine Gun Kelly.
I’ve listened to a few songs of his songs- mostly his collaborations with my favorite artists, like Trippie Redd, but I was never really a huge fan. But suddenly he went from being a feature to being everywhere! It seemed as if he became mainstream overnight. From hanging out with Tik Tok stars to dating Megan Fox, he has solidified his spot on the A list. I decided to see what all the hype was about give his new album a listen.
Although he still goes by Machine Gun Kelly, it’s like lockdown made him into a new artist. He went from a rapper to an early 2000’s pop-punk rock star. When lockdown first started, MGK posted a cover of “Misery Business” by Paramore, which is where we first saw this new rock side. He continued to post covers of other songs with a similar sound – and fans were begging for him to make some songs of his own.
Lockdown was a time for people to reflect and be nostalgic, and MGK took advantage of this. He brought back that 2000’s soft rock sound that seems to have disappeared from pop culture for years.
In May of 2020, he dropped his first single off his upcoming album, “bloody valentine” and it was a big hit.
“It feels like im 14 again and living my emo life”
“I mean I wasn’t expecting MGK to cause the return of 2000s rock but sure”
These were just a few of the comments on this music video that got over 20k likes each – clearly everyone agrees MGK is bringing his audience back to their emo bangs and black choker days.
Now he’s ready to perform his new sound for his fans in concert. He recently had a “pre-tour” show in Jacksonville, Florida and it was packed to full capacity. His fans gave mixed reactions, and most of them were not very happy about his decision to having a show so soon. Either way, he looked like he was having the time of his life on that stage.
This pre-tour show was just a sneak peek of what you’ll get if you get tickets to one of his shows on tour. I don’t know about you, but it’s pretty convincing to me. I love seeing the artists enjoy performing as much as the fans love being there.
If you’re vaccinated and you’re ready for some live entertainment, you can purchase tickets here: https://www.ticketmaster.com/machine-gun-kelly-tickets/artist/1427880