Machine Gun Kelly reveals massive global arena tour
Multiplatinum-selling artist Machine Gun Kelly is to visit 52 arenas across Europe and North America on his Mainstream Sellout Tour.
Produced by Live Nation, the American rapper’s first-ever arena tour kicks off this June at the Moody Center (cap. 15,000) in Austin.
Venues on the run include Madison Square Garden (21,000) in New York, the Climate Pledge Arena (18,000) in Seattle and The Forum (17,000) in Los Angeles.
The North American leg will wrap up on 13 August with a special hometown performance at the 67,000-capacity FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio.
The North American leg will wrap up with a special hometown performance at the 67,000-capacity FirstEnergy Stadium
The 15-stop European leg will commence a month later at the Lanxess Arena (18,000) in Cologne, making stops in Prague, Paris, London and more before wrapping up in Amsterdam at AFAS Live (6,000) on 12 October.
OVO Arena Wembley (12,500) in London, Olympiahalle (15,500) in Munich and Hallenstadion (15,000) in Zurich are among the venues billed for the European leg.
Special guests on the tour include Avril Lavigne, Travis Barker, blackbear, Trippie Redd, WILLOW, iann dior, PVRIS and 44phantom on select dates.
Machine Gun Kelly is represented worldwide by UTA’s Matt Meyer. See all dates for Kelly’s Mainstream Sellout Tour below.
Motley Crue plot explosive touring return
Six years after signing a ‘cessation of touring’ agreement bringing down the curtain on their live career, infamous LA hair metallers Mötley Crüe are to reform, following the success of their Netflix biopic, The Dirt.
As detailed in the video above, awkwardly titled (to British ears) ‘Mötley Crüe is Back’, the notoriously tempestuous band destroyed the contract, signed after their ‘final’ show on 31 December 2015, “in true Mötley Crüe fashion, by literally blowing it up”.
“Since playing Tommy Lee in The Dirt, so many of my fans have said how they wish they could’ve seen the real Mötley Crüe play live,” comments Colson Baker, aka Machine Gun Kelly. “I never thought I would see the day when this would become a reality. But the fans spoke and Mötley Crüe listened.”
In the six months following the release of The Dirt, Mötley Crüe have celebrated a 350% increase in streams of their music across all streaming platforms, with most fans now aged 18–44.
However, say the band, “most of the new fans have never seen any of the legendary live shows that Crüeheads have relished for close to four decades.” Expect a new tour announcement soon.