Machine Gun Kelly Shares New Musical ‘Downfalls High’

The ‘Grease 2’-inspired production sees Kelly’s ‘Tickets To My Downfall’ sound-tracking a classic tale of high school drama.

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Machine Gun Kelly has shared the finished version of his Tickets To My Downfall musical Downfalls High. He’s shared it on Facebook and you can check it out in full here.

Featuring appearances from the likes of Trippie Redd and Iann Dior, the Grease 2-inspired production sees Kelly’s Tickets To My Downfall soundtracking a classic tale of high school drama.

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Speaking to NME in a Big Read cover feature last year, Kelly called Downfalls High a “pop-punk Grease“ and explained it emerged from a running joke he had with his collaborator Mod Sun where they make excuses to leave situations by saying they need to go and watch Grease 2.

“I just shot it in four days with Mod Sun,” Kelly confirmed in the interview. “It was my first time directing. It was almost like shooting 14 music videos back-to-back, but with a narrative that’s outside of my personal life stories.

“It focuses on other characters, and then me and [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.”

It comes after Kelly performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this month, where he delivered a medley of songs while acting as a one-man band – performing with a bright pink piano, guitar and sampler.

Tickets to My Downfall, MGK’s fifth studio album, arrived back in September of last year. Kelly landed his first Billboard 200 No. 1 album with the album, selling a career-best 126,000 equivalent album units and delivering the first rock album in 2020 to top the Billboard 200.

Lauded by Billboard for its “dazzlingly effective songs” and Vulture for its “punk rock excellence,” MGK’s fifth studio album has propelled him into a bonafide superstar in the rock world. After winning best alternative for “bloody valentine” last August at the 2020 VMA’s, in addition to his role in the latest Netflix film Project Power, starring Jamie Foxx, MGK’s ascension speaks to his tireless work ethic and sheer versatility.

Tickets To My Downfall can be bought here.

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