Machine Gun Kelly Is Going On A Massive 2022 Tour With Travis Barker, Avril Lavigne, Willow, And Others

Machine Gun Kelly has a major album on his hands with the upcoming Mainstream Sellout, and now he has major plans to tour behind it: The rapper-turning-pop-punk-er announced dates for his 2022 tours of North America and Europe, which run from June to October.

Some folks from Kelly’s recent professional life are going to be on hand, too, as supporting on various dates are Avril Lavigne, Travis Barker, Willow, Blackbear, Trippie Redd, Iann Dior, Pvris, and 44phantom.

Check out the full list of shows below.

06/08 — Austin, TX @ Moody Center***^
06/10 — Houston, TX @ Toyota Center***^
06/11 — Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center***^
06/14 — Jacksonville, FL @ VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena***^
06/15 — Miami, FL @ FTX Arena***^
06/17 — Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena*^
06/18 — Birmingham, AL @ The Legacy Arena At BJCC*^
06/19 — Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
06/21 — Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center*^
06/22 — Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena*^
06/24 — Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena*^
06/25 — Boston, MA @ TD Garden+$
06/26 — Philadelphia, PA @ Waterfront Music Pavilion+$
06/28 — New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden*^
07/01 — Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest*
07/02 — Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center*^
07/03 — Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena*^
07/05 — Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater*^
07/06 — Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena*^
07/08 — Kansas City, MO @ T-Mobile Center*^
07/09 — Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center*#
07/11 — Phoenix, AZ @ Footprint Center*#
07/13 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum*#
07/15 — Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena*#
07/16 — Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center*#
07/19 — Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena*#
07/21 — Portland, OR @ Moda Center*#
07/22 — Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena*#
07/23 — Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena*#
07/25 — Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena*#
07/27 — Fargo, ND @ FargoDome*#
07/28 — St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center*#
07/31 — Montreal, QC @ Osheaga
08/02 — Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena”#
08/04 — Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center”#
08/06 — Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre”#
08/07 — Denver, CO @ Ball Arena”#
08/09 — Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena”#
08/10 — St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center”#
08/11 — Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Music Center”#
08/13 — Cleveland, OH @ FirstEnergy Stadium*”$#’
09/17 — Cologne, DE @ Lanxess Arena’^
09/19 — Prague, CZ @ Sportovní Hala V Holešovicích’^
09/21 — Brussels, BE @ Palais 12’^
09/23 — Frankfurt, DE @ Festhalle’^
09/25 — Munich, DE @ Olympiahalle’^
09/27 — Milan, IT @ Mediolanum Forum’^
09/28 — Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion’^
09/29 — Paris, FR @ Zenith’^
10/01 — London, UK @ OVO Arena Wembley’^
10/04 — Birmingham, UK @ Utilita Arena’^
10/06 — Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena’^
10/07 — Glasgow, UK @ OVO Hydro’^
10/09 — Dublin, IE @ 3Arena’^
10/12 — Amsterdam, NL @ AFAS Live’^

* with Avril Lavigne
*** with Blackbear
^ with Iann Dior
+ with Pvris
” with Travis Barker
$ with Trippie Redd
# with Willow
’ with 44phantom

Iann Dior, MGK And Travis Barker Have A New Collab That Interpolates Semisonic’s Cult-y ’90s Hit ‘Closing Time’

Last week Iann Dior released a new album, On To Better Things, which follows up his massive 2020. Dior and 24kGoldn broke out in a huge way during the first year of the pandemic when their bratty hit “Mood” went all the way to No. 1 and stayed there for weeks, spawning a remix with Justin Bieber and J Balvin, and even landing Dior a guest spot on a remixed version of UK indie rockers Glass Animals own sleeper hit, “Heat Waves.”

But before all the buzz around “Mood,” Dior released his debut Industry Plant, back in 2019, and a couple EPs before sharing On To Better Things, a full-length album that officially follows up his debut. But over the course of his last few releases, Dior has been leaning way more into the pop-punk side of things (and recent trend) with several collaborations with Travis Barker, Machine Gun Kelly, or both. Dior even appeared on a song off MGK’s pivotal jump to pop-punk, Tickets To My Downfall.

So it’s not that surprising that there’s a song on Ian’s latest album that features both Barker and Machine Gun Kelly, but what is surprising is another credited artist on the track: Dan Wilson of the band Semisonic. You see this track, “Thought It Was,” which is the third single from the album, released just a few days before the full-length dropped, interpolates Semisonic’s cult-y 1998 hit “Closing Time” in the melody, an easter egg within the song that plenty of fans will notice upon close listen.

A couple listeners did notice and comment last week when the song first dropped:

And one of the song’s other co-writers, Kyle Reynolds, also weighed in to let listeners know they were hearing it right!

Given how many people love the original, could this be Ian’s next shot at a No. 1 single? Well, it’s only been a week, but who knows, ’90s nostalgia has been at an all time high lately, so there’s always a chance this one will take off like “Mood” did. Hopefully, TikTok will do its thing and give us a mashup of Dior’s new song and the ’90s classic. Check the new song out above, and for good measure, check out the original below.