ACC Live: Post Malone // Manchester Arena

ACC Live: Post Malone, Manchester Arena

Tuesday the 19th of February saw thousands of gig-goers head down to the Manchester Arena for the highly anticipated, sold-out Post Malone gig. Post (real name Austin Post) announced his European arena tour back in 2018. This included his debut UK tour dates so it’s no surprise that the tour sold-out within ten minutes!

Post Malone has already been lauded as one of one of the world’s biggest hip-hop artists. At just 23, he’s a multi-award winner, a Grammy nominee and Spotify record breaker for his album, Beerbongs & Bentleys.

From the get go, Post set the tone for his night in Manchester. The arena blacked out, a gunshot fired and the rapper emerged onto his catwalk, red cup in hand breaking into Too Young. Despite suffering with a cold, Post’s presence and vocals throughout the evening exuded raw emotion and passion. This high-octane set, coupled with pyrotechnics, dark visuals and an impressive light and laser show, is exactly why the solo artist was able to sell-out on his first UK visit!

Post Malone is one-of-a-kind; his music appeals to so many people. Influenced by grunge, metal even folk and country, Post seamlessly showcased this throughout his performance. Rock mixes with Rap to produce the crowd pleasers Blame it on me and Over now. He even gave the audience a taste of his guitar playing skills with acoustic performances of Feeling Whitney and Stay. We hope he’s brought enough guitars on tour though as in true rock and roll style, Post smashed the instrument on stage during hit, Rockstar, perfectly channelling his first major hit’s namesake.

Overall Post’s performance created something electric in the Manchester Arena. Post and his team put their all into the production of the one-man show and it paid off! The rapper’s and audiences energy levels were on a constant high and the response on social media post-gig was overwhelming!

Let’s hope that Post Malone comes back to tour the UK soon for another stellar show!

Setlist:
Too Young
Over Now
Better Now
No Option
Sugar Wraith
Candy Paint
Wow
Psycho
Blame It On Me
Paranoid
I Fall Apart
Up There
Feeling Whitney
Stay
Leave
Go Flex
White Iverson
Sunflower
Rockstar
Congratulations

Photo credit

Header: @seaonsimon (Instagram)

First image: @Evierea_ (Instagram)

Second image: @Libbyfaircloughv (Instagram)