American artist Colson Baker AKA Machine Gun Kelly has announced a special, one-night-only show at London’s historic Royal Albert Hall on 31 May 2023.
The genre-bending artist will follow in the footsteps of the greatest musicians of all time in taking to the Hall’s 152-year old stage, fresh from the release of his No.1 album Mainstream Sellout.
Matthew Todd, Director of Programming at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “The Hall has been a home for trailblazers, innovators and cultural icons since we opened in 1871. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome MGK later this year, one of the leading artists of his generation and someone that has evolved constantly as the best artists do.”
MGK will join legendary counterculture names in headlining the historic venue, with past rock headliners including The Beatles and Rolling Stones sharing a bill, Pink Floyd supporting Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath, and Led Zeppelin.
He performs at the Hall after completing a major arena tour across North America and Europe. The Cleveland native finished the US leg of his tour by becoming the first Ohio native to sell out the FirstEnergy Stadium in his hometown – playing to 50,000 fans.
MGK released his debut studio album, Lace Up, in 2012, followed by further hip hop releases with General Admissions (2015) and Bloom (2017). His next album, Tickets to My Downfall, marked a revolutionary left turn to rock/pop punk, going on to become his first album to top the Billboard 200 chart. He then followed up with 2022’s Mainstream Sellout, a collaboration with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.
For his contributions to music, MGK was named as one of 2022’s Time 100 Next, a list honouring the emerging leaders from around the world who are shaping the future and defining the next generation of innovators. He has amassed over 15.5 billion streams online and sold over 10 million albums.
Pre-sale at 10AM on Thu 9 Feb for Royal Albert Hall Friends & Patrons
Tickets on sale at 10AM on Fri 10 Feb at www.royalalberthall.com