Machine Gun Kelly shared a medley of songs from latest album Tickets to My Downfall, while appearing as a musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
During the Jimmy Kimmel performance, Machine Gun Kelly played snippets from album tracks “drunk face”, “all i know” and “my bloody valentine”. He was a one-man band for the rendition, performing with a bright pink piano, guitar and sampler. You can check out below.
Tickets to My Downfall, MGK’s fifth studio album, arrived back in September of last year. The record received widespread praise. In a four-star review, NME praised the musician for helping to revitalize the pop-punk genre, calling it “boisterous, full of sincerity and exciting enough to make you jump on a table in the middle of a board meeting”.
Earlier this week, MGK – aka Colson Baker – released a trailer for his forthcoming musical Downfalls High, based around ‘Tickets to My Downfall’. Set to arrive January 15, the musical will be narrated by Baker and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, and will feature appearances from Trippie Redd, blackbear and more.
Speaking to NME for a Big Read cover feature last year, Baker described Downfalls High as a “pop-punk Grease“, confirming it was shot over four days with collaborator Mod Sun.
“It was almost like shooting 14 music videos back-to-back, but with a narrative that’s outside of my personal life stories,” the musician explained.
“It focuses on other characters, and then me and [Travis Barker] are just the narrators. It’s an interesting concept because it hasn’t been done for an album ever, maybe outside of like Pink Floyd’s The Wall.”
Tickets To My Downfall debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 – not only marking Kelly’s strongest first-week to-date, but also becoming the first rock album to top the US charts in over a year. Weeks after dropping Tickets to My Downfall, Kelly released a deluxe edition, which featured six new tracks.
Most recently, Kelly joined Barker and Yungblud on single “acting like that,” which appears on Yungblud’s chart-topping new album, Weird! The artist also helped ring in 2021 in Times Square with a live performance, joining the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Andra Day, and Gloria Gaynor.
Tickets To My Downfall can be bought here.