Since breaking on to the music scene in the mid-2000s, it was clear that Machine Gun Kelly wasn’t going to be the type of artist who plays by all the rules. Instead, he quickly became known for his unique style and his willingness to push the limits creatively. His willingness to step outside of the box has served him well in his career and it has gotten him the chance to work with some of the biggest artists in music. Apparently, however, music isn’t the only place where Machine Gun Kelly likes to play by his own rules. Once while on tour, MGK decided that he was going to throw all of the rules out of the window and do things his way. Keep reading to learn about how Machine Gun Kelly once broke every rule while on tour.
What Happened While Machine Gun Kelly Was On Tour
Going on tour is one of the most important parts of an artist’s career. In fact, it’s how a lot of musicians make most of their money. That being said, it’s important for things to go as smoothly as possible while artists are out on the road. However, when Machine Gun Kelly went on tour with Tech N9ne back in 2012, he was still very early on in his career and he wanted to do things his way.
In an interview with Hip Hop DX, Tech N9ne spoke in depth about the experience of touring with Machine Gun Kelly. While talking, Tech N9ne shared that MGK “broke every rule”. Tech also added, “He’s a wild boy. We almost didn’t get to come back to venues because of MGK. I’m talking about food fights in the lunch rooms during the day, you know what I’m saying? Everything man, climbing up, breaking s**t.” While some people may have assumed that Machine Gun Kelly’s behavior on the tour would’ve caused issues in his relationship with Tech N9ne that wasn’t the case at all. Tech didn’t seem to mind that MGK disregarded all of the rules on tour. Instead, he had a memorable experience and he was glad to share it with Machine Gun Kelly.
Tech N9ne told Hip Hop DX, “I’ve always been a fan of MGK. Whenever you find fellow choppers, we try to connect. But to have a name like Machine Gun Kelly and Tech N9ne together, that’s perfect, you know?” Hopefully, the two will hit the road together again someday and bring that same energy they had during their first tour.
Has Machine Gun Kelly Learned His Lesson?
Breaking the rules on tour may sound like fun on the surface, but the reality is that breaking certain rules can get very costly. For example, if a venue decides that an artist is no longer welcome, they could lose out on thousands of dollars. On top of that, any damages to the property could be billed to the artist.
Most musicians would probably agree that losing money isn’t worth having a little bit of fun in the moment. While there’s no official update on Machine Gun Kelly’s behavior when he’s on tour, chances are that he’s calmed down a bit. After all, he’s currently in his early 30s and he’s probably grown and matured a lot since his tour with Tech N9ne. However, that doesn’t mean that MGK has stopped partying and having a good time. If you go one of his shows, you can bet it’s going to be full of energy.
What Does The Future Hold For Machine Gun Kelly?
Lots of things have changed since Machine Gun Kelly started his music career. His style has evolved a bit and he has also branched into acting over the last few years. At the moment, it appears that he’s more focused on his music than his acting, but we probably haven’t seen the last of him on our screens. His most recent album, Tickets to My Downfall, was released in the fall of 2020. The project was a big departure from the hip-hop sound that MGK has at the start of his career, and it marked his complete transition into a more rock sound. Moving between genres isn’t always easy, but he managed to do it pretty seamlessly.
Machine Gun Kelly was originally planning on going on tour, but it was postponed due to COVID. Despite the ups and downs he’s faced over the last year or so, he is still going strong and he’s excited for every opportunity he gets to share his music with his fans.