Machine Gun Kelly joins YUNGBLUD for surprise Warped Tour performance
The duo rocked an epic, crowdsurd-filled performance of “I Think I’m Okay.”July 21, 2019
Warped Tour is closing out its final night ever in Mountain View, California, and attendees got quite the surprise. Machine Gun Kelly joined YUNGBLUD during his set Sunday night for a performance of their collab with Travis Barker.
Earlier today, YUNGBLUD began teasing that something was happening with “I have a surprise for you.”
— YUNGBLUD’s a FLEABAG (@yungblud) July 21, 2019
The singer had a plane flying around the Warped grounds that read “Hope for the underrated youth.”
@yungblud has a plane flying around the vans warped stage that has a banner that says “hope for the underrated youth ❤️” and it’s very cute
— anissa🐇 (@anissaeilene) July 22, 2019
— DJ and NA (@pastyourbedtime) July 22, 2019
However, this wasn’t exactly the surprise he was referencing as his set at the 25th anniversary Warped Tour stop kicked off a few hours later. Machine Gun Kelly joined the singer onstage for “I Think I’m Okay,” which appears on the rapper’s recently released Hotel Diablo.
YUNGBLUD made his Warped Tour debut on the final cross-country run in 2018, and this wasn’t MGK’s first set either. The rapper had a handful of dates in 2011, and he hit the run in 2012. In the following years, he joined acts such as Sleeping With Sirens in 2013, Linkin Park in 2014 and We The Kings in 2016.
After their high-energy performance, the duo dove into the audience for an epic crowdsurf.
yungblud and machine gun kelly just crowdsurfed over our heads I FUCKING LOVE WARPED TOUR
— syd ⚔️ (@sydneylyokley) July 22, 2019
I just fucking held Machine Gun Kelly above my head. Twice. And then Yungblud. Wtf why is Warped Tour ending?! WHEN ELSE COULD I CROWD SURF MGK?!
— Miranda💙 (@freethesnacks) July 22, 2019
— Desiree (@desireedayz) July 22, 2019
The move isn’t a surprise given they did the same thing a few weeks ago after performing the track from atop a bus. To get inside an after party, they did the only thing that makes sense and crowdsurfed their way over.
Check out some more footage and photos from their equally epic Warped Tour performance below.
i don’t think you guys understand how close i was to MGK & Yungblud pic.twitter.com/9b0EQWwgOA
— anissa🐇 (@anissaeilene) July 22, 2019
— The Noise (@thenoise) July 22, 2019
More on YUNGBLUD and Machine Gun Kelly
Last month, Machine Gun Kelly performed in Anaheim as part of his Hotel Diablo tour. On the same night, YUNGBLUD was holding his show in Los Angeles at The Roxy Theatre.
Both artists began teasing an “After Party” at The Roxy at midnight, with MGK driving to LA to surprise fans with a special performance of “I Think I’m Okay.” Travis Barker also joined the duo at the After Party.
MGK, YUNGBLUD and Barker gave an incredible performance of the recently released collab, but they didn’t stop there.
Taking to the top of a tour bus, MGK and YUNGBLUD gave an a cappella performance of the track for fans outside.
YUNGBLUD will be joining Machine Gun Kelly at his sixth annual EST Fest Aug. 2-3. More information is available here.
08/02-03 – Butler, OH @ EST Fest
09/11 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
09/12 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
09/13 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
09/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
09/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
09/19 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
09/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
09/23 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
09/24 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
09/25 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall Downstairs
09/27 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
09/28 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
09/29 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
10/01 – Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
10/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/04 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
10/05 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
10/06 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
10/09 – Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater
10/10 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/14 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/16 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
10/17 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Machine Gun Kelly Dates:
08/02 — Butler, OH @ EST Fest*
08/03 — Butler, OH @ EST Fest*
08/09 — TBA
08/11 — TBA
08/13 — TBA
08/16 — Osaka, JP @ Summer Sonic*
08/17 — Tokyo, JP @ Summer Sonic*
08/23 — Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival*
08/25 — Reading, UK @ Reading Festival*
08/26 — Glasgow, UK @ SWG3
08/27 — Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz
08/28 — Bristol, UK @ SWX
08/30 — Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute
08/31 — London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
09/01 — Paris, FR
09/03 — Brussels, BE
09/04 — Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Grote Zaal
09/05 — Cologne, DE
09/07 — Zurich, CH
09/08 — Milan, IT
09/09 — Prague, CZ @ Forum Karlin
09/11 — Warsaw, PL
09/12 — Berlin, DE
09/13 — Hamburg, DE
09/15 — Copenhagen, DK @ Musikkens Hus, Store Vega
09/16 — Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
09/17 — Stockholm, SE @ Fyrehuset
09/19 — Helsinki, FI
09/21 — St. Petersburg, RU
09/22 — Moscow, RU