September 27, 2022

Since final yr, Publish Malone has carried out at a smattering of festivals, however on Saturday (September tenth), the rapper performed his first correct enviornment tour date in additional than two years for the “Twelve Carat Tour” kickoff at Omaha’s CHI Well being Heart. (Seize tickets to imminent dates right here.)

And he was grateful. Each few songs, he’d pause to hoist one other crimson Solo cup stuffed with beer — dutifully handed to him after almost each music by a barely seen stagehand — and toast the viewers with an f-bomb-filled thanks speech.

“Omaha, how the fuck are you feelin’ tonight? Holy fuck, man. Cheers to each single one among y’all motherfuckers,” he mentioned. “I simply need y’all to know the way fucking grateful I’m.”

In jean shorts, white sneakers and a black T-shirt depicting the flaming Eye of Sauron, Publish Malone clutched a cigarette in a single hand whereas he crooned the phrases to “Fame” in a haze of fog machine smoke lit up by strobing lights.

A sold-out enviornment stuffed with 14,000 screaming followers greeted Publish Malone as he strutted and shuffled up and down a forked stage, whose three lengthy prongs prolonged the size of the world ground. As he did on his final tour, he held the stage alone as he rapped and sang by way of hit songs reminiscent of “Sunflower,” “Rockstar” and “Circles.”

Eight of the evening’s 22 songs got here from his newest album, twelve carat toothache, and the tortured vibe was a dominant feeling for the evening’s festivities. He smoked cigarettes. He performed breakup songs. He was, at occasions, his anticipated goofy self, dancing and air humping with a broad smile on his face as followers cheered. However the ache and torture was on show, too — similar to on the album, which reveals Publish Malone going by way of some shit.

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