Machine Gun Kelly announces 52-date Mainstream Sellout tour with Avril Lavigne and Travis Barker

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Machine Gun Kelly announces 52-date Mainstream Sellout tour with Avril Lavigne, Travis Barker and WILLOW among the openers

Machine Gun Kelly is set to embark on his 52-date Mainstream Sellout Tour.

The rapper turned pop punk star will release his new LP Mainstream Sellout on Friday and has now announced a mammoth global arena jaunt in support of the record.

The North American leg begins in Austin, Texas on June 8, with support from Blackbear and iann dior.

The latest: Machine Gun Kelly is set to embark on his 52-date Mainstream Sellout Tour. Seen in February 2022

The latest: Machine Gun Kelly is set to embark on his 52-date Mainstream Sellout Tour. Seen in February 2022

Other friends joining him on select dates include Avril Lavigne, WILLOW, Travis Barker, and PVRIS.

The first stint will wrap with a homecoming show in Cleveland, Ohio on August 13.

After a few weeks’ break, he will head to Europe to play Cologne, Germany on September 17. 

Exciting: Friends joining him on select dates include Avril Lavigne, WILLOW, Travis Barker, and PVRIS. Avril pictured February 2022

Exciting: Friends joining him on select dates include Avril Lavigne, WILLOW, Travis Barker, and PVRIS. Avril pictured February 2022

Around the world: The rapper turned pop punk star will release his new LP Mainstream Sellout on Friday and has now announced a mammoth global arena jaunt in support of the record. Travis pictured December 2020

Around the world: The rapper turned pop punk star will release his new LP Mainstream Sellout on Friday and has now announced a mammoth global arena jaunt in support of the record. Travis pictured December 2020

Kickoff: The North American leg begins in Austin, Texas on June 8, with support from Blackbear and iann dior. WILLOW seen in October 2020

Kickoff: The North American leg begins in Austin, Texas on June 8, with support from Blackbear and iann dior. WILLOW seen in October 2020

Following concerts in Prague, Brussels, Frankfurt, Munich, Milan, Zurich and Paris, MGK – whose real name is Colson Baker – will play London’s recently renamed OVO Arena Wembley, before heading across the channel to play the last date in Amsterdam on October 12. 

The tour announcement comes after the my ex’s best friend rapper took six months to tell Travis Barker he had changed the title of his album. 

MGK and his friend had worked together in the studio and decided to have ‘Born With Horns’ tattooed on their forearms in honor of his upcoming sixth album, but when he decided to rename the record Mainstream Sellout, he was nervous about breaking the news to the Blink-182 drummer. 

Breaking the name: The tour announcement comes after the my ex's best friend rapper took six months to tell Travis Barker he had changed the title of his album. Pictured March 2022

Breaking the name: The tour announcement comes after the my ex’s best friend rapper took six months to tell Travis Barker he had changed the title of his album. Pictured March 2022

He said: ‘We were so hyped, we’d just done a song, let’s just get the name tattooed on us. A couple of months later I was like, ‘Oh that’s definitely not the name of the album anymore.’   

‘I couldn’t bring myself to tell Travis because of the tattoos… I bet he wondered too because every day I’d be like at the edge of my seat all stiff and nothing came out because I was waiting for the right vibe [to tell him].

‘One day he was just laughing and I thought, “Oh this is a great moment”, we were having a great time. I was like, “Hey man, you should sit next to me” and I pressed record on my phone.’

Awkward: MGK and his friend had worked together in the studio and decided to have'Born With Horns' tattooed on their forearms in honor of his upcoming sixth album, but when he decided to rename the record Mainstream Sellout, he was nervous about breaking the news to the Blink-182 drummer

Awkward: MGK and his friend had worked together in the studio and decided to have ‘Born With Horns’ tattooed on their forearms in honor of his upcoming sixth album, but when he decided to rename the record Mainstream Sellout, he was nervous about breaking the news to the Blink-182 drummer

MGK shared Travis’ reaction on Instagram, with the pair laughing at the decision, and now the Midnight in the Switchgrass actor is keen to book another tattoo session with his pal – but will wait until after his album is released.

He laughed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show: ‘I’ll maybe wait for like release day just for his own [sake] but I’m sure we’ll get it tattooed just to bring it full circle. We’ll just go over something.’

Tickets go on sale starting March 25 at 10am local time at Ticketmaster.com. 

On sale: Tickets go on sale starting March 25 at 10am local time at Ticketmaster.com. Seen in 2021 with fiancée Megan Fox

On sale: Tickets go on sale starting March 25 at 10am local time at Ticketmaster.com. Seen in 2021 with fiancée Megan Fox

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