LA’s Peppermint Club Hosted MACHINE GUN KELLY’s Last Show Before Heading To Europe For ‘The 27’ Tour!
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
Last night, Richard Colson Baker, better known as the artist Machine Gun Kelly or MGK, performed at the intimate Los Angeles venue, The Peppermint Club to a select few attendees. A number of industry taste-makers came to see this last US performance before taking off for his “The 27” UK Tour. Before the private show began, he signed cassette tapes for the long line of fans waiting to get inside the club.
MGK took the night to perform most of the songs found on his latest and third studio album, “Bloom,” released on May 12 via Bad Boy/Interscope Records. The album was preceded by the hit single, “Bad Things“, which reached at number four on the Billboard Hot 100, a collaboration with Camila Cabello.
With barely enough room to move, the boisterous and packed crowd sang and swayed along to the rapper’s tunes. Along with performing songs off “Bloom,” he also shared a a couple new tunes that he has been working on recently. Towards the beginning of the set, the musician talked about Linkin Park’s front-man Chester Bennington death this year and what that loss meant to him. Before dedicating the song to Chester, he proceeded to sing a stripped down version of the band’s hit song “Numb.” This cover can actually be purchased as he previously released it.
Other songs that Machine Gun Kelly performed included “Kiss The Sky,” “Trap Paris,” “Bad Things” and more.
It was endearing when MGK introduced his band and mentioned that he had grown up with most of them in Cleveland. It’s clear that they have all known each other forever simply based on their on-stage chemistry.
Machine Gun Kelly is truly a star and an incredibly entertaining performer. He uses the whole stage and commands the space.