Rapper known as “Machine Gun Kelly” has taken a break from acting and has turned his focus back to the angsty, aggressive, rap-rock music his fans know and love him for. MGK released his 4th full length project, Hotel Diablo, on July 5th. To promote his new album, MGK has set out on a massive 54 date world tour; luckily Seattle, WA was one of his stops. If you haven’t heard, MGK regularly says that he has changed rap and changed the way rap shows look, feel, and sound; after seeing him live, we can most definitely agree that he has.
The lights dimmed and a car animation appeared on the 2 LED screens, leading the car into “Hotel diablo”. The animation cut and told the fans to enjoy their stay at Hotel Diablo and MGK came out swinging, wearing a stylish Khaki suit and his usual doc marten boots. Throughout the night he performed songs from his entire discography to make sure he wouldn’t leave out any crowd favorites. After the third song, MGK exclaimed that he loved Seattle’s energy and tonight was going to be one of the most special nights on tour so far. MGK played the guitar for a few songs like, “Let you Go”, “I Think I’m Okay”, and “Bad Things”. MGK even switched places with his drummer during his cover of “Shout at the Devil” by Mötley Crüe. While MGK played the drums during the cover, his drummer, Rook, sang the lyrics along with the screaming fans.
Although MGK is known as a rapper, when you see his live show, you can tell that he is way more than that. There aren’t many rap shows where you can find yourself in a gritty mosh pit lead by rock guitar melodies. Our stay at Hotel Diablo was worth the price, let us know if you’ll be checking in too!