Machine Gun Kelly confirms he’s releasing new music in August
Taking to his Instagram Live on July 5 for a 30-minute chat with fans (mostly to talk about buying a giant bunny rabbit with girlfriend Megan Fox and asking for name ideas), the rapper/pop-punker says of what he’s been up to lately (transcribed by Kerrang!): “I’ve been filming a movie this month and getting ready for the next album rollout and this tour. I’m excited for the album; you know, me and Travis, we got back in [to the studio] and everything’s just falling into place and I feel really happy with everything.”
After discussing rabbit name options and potentially settling on ‘Toast’, Machine Gun Kelly later adds before he leaves, “New music, August. I’ll let you guys know about the bunny.”
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Of course, this music will follow his many collaborations of 2021: MGK teamed up with CORPSE – aka YouTuber Corpse Husband – for DAYWALKER! in March; Sleeping With Sirens’ Kellin Quinn on love race in April; and pop-punk TikToker jxdn on Wanna Be just last week.
Check out the Instagram Live clip below:
In the same conversation, Machine Gun Kelly celebrated the two-year anniversary of his latest rap album, Hotel Diablo, which was released on July 5, 2019. To mark the occasion, he played a snippet of previously unreleased material, telling fans: “You know what? I wanna do this. I wanna play something real quick. This doesn’t have to do with anything that’s coming out – this is just some shit. It’s kinda hard. For some celebration of the two-year anniversary of Hotel Diablo.”
Catch MGK on his sold-out U.S. Tickets To My Downfall tour:
9 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
10 Council Bluffs, IA – Westfair Amphitheater
11 Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater
13 New York, NY – Summerstage Central Park
15 Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
17 West Springfield, MA – The Big E
21 Detroit, MI – Aretha Franklin Amphitheater
22 Cincinnati, OH – The Icon Festival
24 Orlando, FL – Rebel Rock
25 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
28 St. Louis, MO – St. Louis Music Park
2 Rogers, AK – Walmart Amphitheater
3 Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center
5 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
6 Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
9 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
12 Spokane, WA – Spokane Pavilion
13 Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Edgefield
17 Salt Lake City, UY – The Complex
18 Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
20 Los Angeles, CA – The Shrine
21 Phoenix, AZ – Meza Amphitheater
24 Dallas. TX – Toyota Music Factory
27 Charlotte, NC – Metro Credit Union
28 Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union Live!
18 Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Though some festival-goers booed and flipped-off MGK at Louder Than Life, he says that “all I saw was 20,000 amazing fans at the festival singing every word and 20 angry ones”.
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