Coverage/Photos By Julius Aguilar
On June 18th 2019 Machine Gun Kelly, MGK, brought the Hotel Diablo Tour to Phoenix, AZ; with it YFL Kelvin, DubXX and TM88. With all the excitement leading up to the event, fans of MGK showed up early in the summer heat lining up from the entrance and wrapping around behind a church. Each artist brought their own flavor and hype to The Van Buren with not once having an empty standing floor. YFL Kelivn and DubXX kicked off the show one after another; each with a unique sound. YFL Kelvin came out with a party hype vibe with bumping beats and crowd movement where DubXX provided a more calmer yet entertaining set.
The crowd continued to grow as the event continued into the evening; TM88 provided a DJ set playing music that personified what the evening was about. With the build up of anticipation through out the night, MGK takes the stage and the crowd yells intensely showing their love. MGK showed Phoenix his skill as a rapper but also as a drummer, guitarist and music maker in general. A talented fun filled night of music with crowd participation is what was had.