Machine Gun Kelly kicked off his Laced Up Tour in front of a sold out crowd at The Wilbur Theatre in Boston, MA last Thursday. He moved the crowd with a high energy, spirited performance that resembled that more of a punk rock show than a hip-hop show. Complete with his DJ, drummer, and guitarist on stage as well as his hype men, MGK got the crowd jumping from the very first song. He was getting the crowd involved, jumping into the crowd, bringing beautiful females on stage, inciting mosh pits, and overall just keeping the mayhem at a maximum.
MGK made sure to pay tribute to the rap-rockers before him as well. The crowd came alive to his own rendition of “Rollin” by Limp Bizkit that would’ve made 42 year old Fred Durst proud. Keeping on this same theme, the crowd became even more ecstatic when his DJ dropped “Forgot About Dre” and Kellz did his own version of Eminem’s classic hook.
Finally MGK did what he’s famous for, being wild. “Wild Boy” dropped over the speakers and the crowd got the rowdiest it got all night. Kellz wasn’t worried about performing the song as much as he was letting his hype men handle the mic as he climbed off the stage, onto a fire alarm holding a speaker, and onto the lower side balcony. He slowly but surely worked his way all the way to the back of the theater at which point he stopped the music, quieted everyone down, and let his band drop “Smells Like Teen Spirit” as he exclaimed “got these crazy white boys yellin’ ‘Cobain’s back!’” He then jumped into the crowd, crowd-surfed to the front, and completed the song on stage.
We had a blast at the show and encourage all of you to try and make it out to one while he is on tour. Even if you weren’t feeling his songs, you couldn’t help but be moved by the sheer energy from his performance. MGK told the crowd how grateful he was for all of their support and thanked them for always standing behind him. He showed his appreciation by putting everything he had into the show, giving everybody at The Wilbur a night to remember.