Sunday, August 19, 2018

LIVE REVIEW + PHOTOS: Post Malone in Mansfield, MA 05.24.18

LIVE REVIEW + PHOTOS: Post Malone in Mansfield, MA 05.24.18

Voted “Most Likely to be Famous” by his high school class, Austin Richard Post, otherwise known as Post Malone, certainly lived up to the superlative. At the age of just twenty-two, Malone is one of the hottest acts in music right now, his second album, beerbongs & bentleys was released in April of 2018 and debuted at No.1, additionally nine songs from beerbongs & bentleys charted in the top 20, the most for one artist at any time in history, beating a record previously held by The Beatles.

It was only justified that a massive tour followed the rising success of the musician. The Beerbongs & Bentleys Tour began in April in Vancouver and has been making its way all across the US. The tour came to Mansfield, Massachusetts May 24 and the Xfinity Center was completely sold out. The fans ranging from mostly teenage girls to older adults that surpassed Malone’s age.

The show started with a DJ set that was followed by 21 Savage, who is featured on Post Malone’s song “rockstar”. Around nine, the smoke started to rise and a shadow appeared behind the screen, Malone had not even started to perform yet and the crowd was already in hysterics. The set started off with a track off his first album titled “Too Young” then went into more upbeat, hype songs like “Takin’ Shots” and “Better Now”, both off of his second album. His stage presence felt not like a first time headliner, but one of a seasoned professional. After the first three songs, he played a couple of songs like “Psycho” and “Candy Paint”, both singles off of Beerbongs & Bentleys. He began to transition into his acoustic set but not before laughing with the crowd saying, “This is Post Malone concert there’s no fighting here.” He then went over to the left side of the stage with his beer and guitar to perform, “Feeling Whitney” and “Stay”. Even though it was the acoustic songs, the crowd knew and sang every word.

As the end of the set began to arrive, he finished with “White Iverson”, which was one of his first released tracks prior to Stoney, and the Billboard Top 10 hit “Congratulations” which featured Quavo. The crowd stayed till the very end causing the typical backup of traffic leaving Xfinity, but one thing was clear that Post Malone has a very dedicated fan base and a big career ahead of him.

Photos – Post Malone at Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA on May 24th, 2018: