HOT GIG ALERT: Post Malone rolls into Boston for two nights (10/8 + 10/9)
In May of 2018, Post Malone played the Xfinity Center in Mansfield MA, for his Beerbongs & Bentley’s Tour, and when he announced he was coming back to Boston this year, I knew that I had to be in attendance. The show at Xfinity was one of 2018’s best concerts; not only did I love the album, but until that night, I had never seen Post live in concert. The two biggest things I took away from that night was his ability to have the crowd’s attention for the entire concert, and his live show is just how you would expect it to be. He had moments of hype and excitement and then the shift to sitting on a stool center stage singing acoustically and drinking a Bud Light. His ability to command the stage and to sound even better than he does on recordings is something few artists can do. After that night, I vowed to try and see him perform when he was in Massachusetts.
When Post Malone released Hollywood’s Bleeding in September of 2019, I knew a new world tour would be right around the corner. and when he announced he would begin the tour on October 8th at TD Garden in Boston, everyone was talking about it. The album itself was a step up from Beerbongs & Bentley’s. It had more of a vocal variety from Post and had songs that could seemingly end up on any playlist. This album had a lot of features from well-known artists like Ozzy Osbourne, Travis Scott, Meek Mill, and Halsey. After listening to the album, it just increased the excitement for what songs from the album he will perform on tour.
When Post announced his Runway Tour would be in Boston both October 8th and October 9th, it became the talk of the town. The current tour will also feature the second annual Posty Fest and will appear at music festivals in Las Vegas and New Orleans. He also announced that his opening acts would be Swae Lee and Tyla Yaweh. On the setlist, it includes a lot of new songs off of the album with throwbacks like “Rockstar” and “White Iverson”. There are few artists that have the reputation of the causal artist, yet dominate the charts and can grow with each album produced. Post Malone has the creativity to sell sold-out arenas and headline festivals while keeping his sound consistent with who he is.