Watch Machine Gun Kelly Cover Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’
Machine Gun Kelly performed an acoustic rendition of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” at an intimate show in London yesterday (October 3).
The rapper-turned-punk rocker performed three gigs at Kingston’s Pryzm nightclub to celebrate the release of his sixth studio album “Mainstream Sellout” earlier this year.
According Setlist.FMthe singer performed his track “Why Are You Here”, leading into “Thinking Out Loud”, followed by his songs “Banyan Tree (interlude)”, “Jawbreaker” and “Sid & Nancy”.
“See, I came here, I think I’m Ed Sheeran all of a sudden,” the singer joked onstage.
Check out fan-taken footage of the performance below.
QUERO VERSÃO ESTÚDIO AGORA! No show from ontem (01/10) in London, Machine Gun Kelly sings Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ pic.twitter.com/P3rDYtAluZ
— MGK Brazil (@MGKBRA) October 2, 2022
Reviewing MGK at Wembley Arena, the first UK date of his world tour, NME wrote, “It’s swaggering bravado that dominates the two-hour, 29-track show from its opening seconds, when it appears on the Wembley Arena stage via a pink helicopter.”
“Making Wembley Arena intimate, Machine Gun Kelly owns the stage for the duration of the concert. “Hotel Diablo” inspire countless moshpits.
“The last time he was in London was at Brixton Academy, ‘and it didn’t look like that’, laughs MGK before promising, ‘We’re just getting started’. After tonight’s show, all bets are off on what comes next.
Machine Gun Kelly with a trilogy of shows in Kingston tonight
— Banquet Records (@BanquetRecords) October 3, 2022
MGK also paid tribute to the late Linkin Park frontman and ‘great human being’ Chester Bennington during his show at Wembley Arena over the weekend.
A month before Bennington’s death in 2017, Kelly performed with Linkin Park in Poland and was scheduled to support the band on the North American leg of their “One More Light” world tour, which was canceled after Bennington’s death. Bennington.
“We had a tour that we were about to start and three days before we started that tour, Chester passed away,” Kelly told the audience. “The last time I saw him was here in Europe, so I encourage you, because life is short, to go and live this life. I know it’s hard, man. I know this Shit is fucking hard. But nights like this make life worth it.