Vinyl Edition of No. 1 Album, ‘mainstream sellout’ Arrives June 24
Kicked Off ‘Mainstream Sellout Tour’ With Sold-Out Show in Austin
Fresh off his latest No. 1 album, Machine Gun Kelly has released his new song, “more than life,” today via Bad Boy/Interscope Records. The crunching track features rising pop prodigy glaive and exhibits MGK’s gift for relaying passionate pain as he weighs his fears of vulnerability with the acceptance of newfound love in the lyrics. The blistering new track will appear as the one new song on the vinyl edition of MGK’s No. 1 album mainstream sellout, which will arrive June 24.
The song release also comes with its official music video, directed by Colin Tilley, the visionary filmmaker behind such music videos as Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright.” In “more than life,” MGK’s past pain ramps up to 10 as he sits before a neighborhood that slowly engulfs in flames and he and glaive are encased in cement and ash and vent their angst in the of a graveyard. The fiery video made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU and on the Paramount Times Square billboards.
In addition to new music, the mainstream sellout era reached a new level when its namesake tour began this week with a sold-out show in Austin, TX. The dynamo lit up the city’s Moody Theatre MGK unleashing all his rockstar energy in a spectacle involving a tilted stage and serenading the crowd from a helicopter. Plus, superstars iann dior and blackbear joined for collaborations, including MGK and blackbear’s first live performance of “my ex’s best friend.” The Mainstream Sellout Tour spans 41 U.S. dates from June through August and includes MGK’s headlining slot at the 2022 Lollapalooza festival. He then heads to Europe for 15 stops in September and October. Supporting acts include a killer lineup of Avril Lavigne, Travis Barker, WILLOW, blackbear, Trippie Redd, iann dior and more rotating throughout the tour. Tickets are on sale NOW – purchase yours HERE.
Upon its release in March, mainstream sellout became MGK’s second consecutive No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, the first rock No. 1 since AC/DC in 2020 and started with the biggest debut week for a rock album since Paul McCartney over a year earlier. The album, which NME declared “will continue to speak to the millions who see Machine Gun Kelly as the saviour of punk rock,” contains several Billboard Hot 100 hits with artists like WILLOW (“emo girl”), Lil Wayne (“ay!”), blackbear (“make up sex”) and ”Bring Me the Horizon (“maybe”). The album also includes “twin flame,” the emotional track that MGK performed and dedicated to his family at the Billboard Music Awards in May in one of the night’s standout moments. mainstream sellout is available HERE.
Beyond the music wins, fans can also catch MGK in his new stoner comedy film, Good Mourning, available on-demand and in select theatres. The film, which NME praised as “providing sheer, silly entertainment, filling the comedy void left by the likes of Seth Rogan and Jonah Hill perfectly,” features appearances from a sea of stars, including Megan Fox, Becky G, Dove Cameron, Zach Villa, Boo Johnson, Pete Davidson and Whitney Cummings.