Avril Lavigne and MGK take Manhattan: What we saw at Machine Gun Kelly's MSG show

'Are you ready to have one of the best f***ing nights of your life?'
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Machine Gun Kelly Photo credit Ashley, Kirby Media

Machine Gun Kelly played a sold-out show last night (June 28) at the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City and Audacy was there to witness all the pink magic!

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"I've loved New York City from the beginning of my career... it was the first city that actually gave me my first music check," MGK (aka Colson Baker) said while on stage at The Garden. "I became the first rapper to win Amateur Night at The Apollo. My first rap check was $45, and I never cashed it, I kept it forever and I also kept it right here in my heart forever, where New York City lies."

Kelly's Mainstream Sellout Tour kicked off with Iann Dior and Avril Lavigne, and let us just say, the nostalgia was REAL when Avril hit the stage.

After seeing her set, it’s safe to say we would live at an Avril Lavigne concert if we could. It was finally time for Machine Gun Kelly to take the stage and as the lights went down, the crowd lit up.

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Machine Gun Kelly Photo credit Ashley, Kirby Media

Machine Gun Kelly ended the show saying, “New York City, I’m f***ing human! I also love you all for being the humans that you are and coming to see a person like me and this band. This night means so much to us, performing in front of 15 f***in' people for so many years, 1,500 people, we made it 15,000, and then we made it to the Garden and sold this s*** out, all because of heart!”

“Keep your heart, keep your integrity, keep your positive energy going, do whatever you got," he concluded. "I love you all so much, have a great f***ing summer, I’ll see y’all next year!" Check out the full list of remaining tour dates now and grab your tickets via Ticketmaster.

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