BY TER STAFF
Last night Post Malone brought The Hollywood Dreams and Monster Energy Outbreak Tour to Chicago’s Concord Music Hall. Traveling with rappers Jazz Cartier and Larry June, the huge tour comes with some of the best emerging names in rap today.
Up first for the night was Bay Area rapper, Larry June. Performing a number of records from his new Cookin Soul collaborative mixtape, Orange Season, June is still introducing himself to many, but he certainly set the mood for the night and picked up some new fans in Chicago with his opening set. Next up was Toronto native, and one of the best emerging rappers today, Jazz Cartier. With one of the more slept on mixtapes of the past year, with Hotel Paranoia, Cartier is not one to ignore. Last night’s performance included cuts from the new tape, his 2015 project Marauding in Paradise, and more, Cartier had an energy filled set that fans won’t soon forget. If you want to read more on Cartier, check out our 2015 interview with Cartier here.
Moments later, it was time for Post Malone to greet the Chicago crowd for his headlining performance. Opening his set with his track ‘White Iverson’, a record which quickly made Post a household name in rap music, the crowd instantly went wild, singing every word to the addictive track. Malone then followed with his fan favorite song, ‘Too Young’, a track dedicated to rappers and artists everywhere who leave the world far too soon. And while fans are still awaiting Post Malone’s forthcoming debut album, Stoney, Post Malone’s set included performances from his 2016 mixtape, August 26th, his new single and Justin Bieber collaboration, ‘Deja Vu’, and more.
Stoney is expected to release sometime this year, and of the most exciting tracks on the LP will be Post’s collab with Pharrell, which we witnessed the birth of months ago at Bonnaroo. While we were awaiting Post’s Tennessee performance this past summer, fans in attendance included Odd Future’s The Internet, Miguel and none other than Skateboard P himself. Pharrell and Post instantly linked up on-site, which then led to a collaboration, which fans will hear soon.
Post Malone’s breakout record ‘White Iverson’ released only a year ago, and since its release we have seen Post perform four times, and each time he improves on his stage presence. Post has had a swagger and confidence from the beginning, but with more experience and more songs under his belt, his live shows benefit as a result. If you get the opportunity, definitely do yourself a favor and catch a Post Malone performance.
Check out our photos from yesterday’s show below and make sure get your tickets to a tour stop near you at PostMalone.com.
Photos by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration