Machine Gun Kelly 11/8/16, Memphis

Dates: November 8, 2016

Location: New Daisy Theatre, Memphis TN

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Onstage at New Daisy Theatre, openers Mod Sun and headliner Machine Gun Kelly took care of a packed house.

TEXT & PHOTOS BY MARK JACKSON

On a historic night that no one will forget anytime soon, no not the election silly, Machine Gun Kelly playing at the New Daisy theatre.

I have said it before and will say it again. There is not a more monumental and top notch place with the staff to match to see your favorite artist than the New Daisy! In 2015 the venue got a much needed complete overhaul from the floor up. With this total renovation came new owners and a partnership with Live Nation. The history in this building is legendary and many of the greatest of all times have played here and have many fond memories. Over the years it has hosted the likes of Bob Dylan, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Jack White and Dave Matthews and that’s just to name a few. The remodel allowed the owners to bring in a state of the art light and sound show, remodeled bathrooms, three full bars, and several V.I.P. areas. If you are making a trip to Memphis, I suggest checking to see who’s playing. One last great thing is that it’s right on Beale Street and only a two block walk from the Peabody Hotel.

 

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I arrived at 5:45p.m. and the line was already down the block. The doors were to open at 7:00p.m. and show to start at 8. With New Daisy being a general admission venue unless you have V.I.P. area with couches or the balcony section with seats, People lined up early to try to get as close as they can to the stage as soon as the doors opened. By the time the doors opened at seven, the line stretched down the block and around the building. A packed house was ready to get wild for MGK, but first up was Mod Sun (pictured above). Mod looking like a young Leif Garrett came out and began to get the crowd moving and hyped up for what would soon be an all out party frenzy. I hadn’t heard of Mod Sun before this night, but MGK couldn’t have picked a better performer and Jack Daniels guzzling man to get the crowd ready for the kind of energy that Kelly brings, and brings out in his fans.

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Machine Gun Kelly appeared on a smoke filled stage, blinding lights, and with a full band backing him. I have seen acts his size and bigger, that in my opinion does an injustice to the fans by using a lot of drum machines and backing tracks. Fortunately, this was not the case here! The band was phenomenal, with almost as much stamina as their leader. You might think that Kelly is a rapper and you would be right, but he and the band are so much more. Covering songs like “Small Things” by Blink 182 and Awolnation’s “Sail” MGK shows that he has a wide range of talent. In October he even released his new single Bad Things with Camila Cabello from Fifth Harmony.

The “Wild Boy” kept the crowd jumping, rapping, and dancing while dripping sweat in this packed house. This is the second time this year that I’ve had the pleasure of seeing MGK, first being at Rock On The Range. See our coverage here https://blurtonline.com/review/rock-range-520-2216-columbus-oh/
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Set List:

“Alpha Omega”

“Sail”

“EST 4 Life”

“Young Man”

“Cain-World Series”

“Spotlight”

“Small Things”

“Bad Things”

“BMF”

“Oz 1”

“A Little More”

“Gone-Merry”

“Wild Boy”

“Mixtape Songs W/Mod”

“Dope Man”

“Mind of Stoner”

Till I Die”

“All Night Long”

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Tour Dates:

 

Nov13

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Varsity Theater

Nov14

Lincoln, NE, USA

Bourbon Theatre

 

Nov16

Chicago, IL, USA

House of Blues Chicago

 

Nov17

Detroit, MI, USA

The Fillmore Detroit

 

Nov18

Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Orbit Room

 

Nov19

Milwaukee, WI, USA

The Rave / Eagles Club

 

Nov20

Cleveland, OH, USA

House of Blues

 

Nov21

Cleveland, OH, USA

House of Blues Cleveland

 

Nov22

Cleveland, OH, USA

House of Blues Cleveland

 

Nov23

Indianapolis, IN, USA

Egyptian Room at Old National Centre

 

Nov24

Toronto, Canada

The Phoenix Concert Theatre

 

Nov26

Montreal, Canada

Olympia Theatre

 

Nov27

Kingston, Canada

Ale House

 

Nov29

Hamilton, Canada

Closed College Event

Nov30

Ottawa, Canada

Algonquin Commons Theatre

 

Dec1

Sarnia, Canada

Station Music Hall

 

Dec2

London, Canada

London Music Hall

 

Dec6

Thunder Bay, Canada

Crocks

 

Dec7

Winnipeg, Canada

Reset

 

Dec8

Saskatoon, SK, USA

Saskatoon Event Centre

 

Dec9

Calgary, Canada

Flames Central

 

Dec10

Edmonton, Canada

Union Hall

 

Dec13

Victoria, Canada

Distrikt Nightclub

 

Dec14

Vancouver, Canada

HARBOUR EVENT CENTRE

 

Dec17

Fargo, ND, USA

Sanctuary Events Center

 

Dec18

Clive, IA, USA

7 Flags Event Center

 

Dec19

Omaha, NE, USA

Sokol Auditorium

 

Dec20

Wichita, KS, USA

The Cotillion Ballroom

 

Dec21

Springfield, MO, USA

Gillioz Theatre

 

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