Machine Gun Kelly Announces 2021 ‘Tickets to My Downfall’ Tour
Machine Gun Kelly is bringing his Tickets to My Downfall tour across the U.S. this fall. MGK’s return to the road will be focused around his pop-punk debut, which hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 last year.
On April 23, Machine Gun Kelly made his return to the stage in front of a full-capacity crowd in Jacksonville, Fla. The rapper and pop-punk artist played 12 songs from Tickets to My Downfall and seven from his 2019 album, Hotel Diablo. He rounded off the gig with performances of “Daywalker” and “Smoke and Drive,” along with a cover of Paramore’s “Misery Business.”
The concert was met with controversy online, with some outraged over MGK performing a show in the midst of a pandemic. Others celebrated the MGK gig as a long-awaited return to normalcy.
Florida recently eased its COVID restrictions, despite just 24 percent of the state's population being fully vaccinated, according to USA Facts. MGK shared video from the show, where few masks were seemingly worn:
MGK’s 2021 tour will begin Sept. 9 in Minneapolis, Minn. and run until Oct. 30 in Pittsburgh, Pa. One additional show in Cleveland, Ohio has been added for Dec. 18.
See the full list of tour dates below.
MGK recently waxed poetic about his future goals as an artist who challenges the listener. “I want to break the mold of everything I just did and piss people off all over again,” he told KROQ. “When I say, ‘Break the mould and piss people off all over again,’ I just mean make them think again; make them have a moment of, ‘This artist is so polarizing [that] I have to tune in.’"
Machine Gun Kelly 2021 U.S. Tour
Sept. 09 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ The Armory
Sept. 10 - Council Bluffs, Iowa @ Westfair Amphitheater
Sept. 11 - Indianapolis, Ind. @ TCU Amphitheater
Sept. 13 - New York, N.Y. @ Central Park Summerstage
Sept. 15 - Boston, Mass. @ Leader Bank Pavilion
Sept. 17 - West Springfield, Mass. @ The Big E
Sept. 21 - Detroit, Mich. @ Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre
Sept. 22 - Cincinnati, Ohio @ The Icon Festival Stage At Smale Park
Sept. 24 - Orlando, Fla. @ Rebel Rock Festival
Sept. 25 - Louisville, Ky. @ Louder Than Life
Sept. 28 - St. Louis, Mo. @ St. Louis Music Park
Oct. 02 - Rogers, Ark. @ Walmart Amp
Oct. 03 - Bonner Springs, Kan. @ Providence Medical Center Amp
Oct. 05 - Milwaukee, Wis. @ Eagles Ballroom
Oct. 06 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Ascend Amphitheater
Oct. 09 - Sacramento, Calif. @ Aftershock Festival
Oct. 10 - San Francisco, Calif. @ The Warfield
Oct. 12 - Spokane, Wash. @ Spokane Pavilion
Oct. 13 - Troutdale, Ore. @ McMenamins Edgefield
Oct. 17 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex
Oct. 18 - Denver, Colo. @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Oct. 20 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Shrine
Oct. 21 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Mesa Amphitheatre
Oct. 24 - Dallas, Texas @ The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory
Oct. 27 - Charlotte, N.C. @ Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Oct. 28 - Richmond, Va. @ Virginia Credit Union Live!
Oct. 30 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Petersen Events Center
Dec. 18 - Cleveland, Ohio @ Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse