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Post Malone Fell and Injured Himself During Show in Saint Louis, then returned For a Shortened Set

Post Malone performing at Enterprise Center in Saint Louis. Photo by Keith Brake/ KBP Studios.

 

–by Keith Brake

Hello MwRW family and friends, I hope this review finds you all happy and healthy! This time I am going to take a dive into my experience at Post Malone’s “Twelve Carat Tour”. Now, I am not the world’s biggest Post aficionado or even a small Post aficionado, but I did get a peek into what makes him so adored by his fans. So, let us dig in. Shall we?

Roddy Ricch performing at Enterprise Center in Saint Louis. Photo by Keith Brake/ KBP Studios.

Roddy Ricch kicked off the evening to get the sold-out STL crowd in the mood for what was to come. The stage set up was gigantic, I am telling you one of the larger I have seen, and I attend many concerts. Because of this Roddy was constantly on the move to make his way to see and get close to as many fans as possible. As he performed, he made it a point to shake and slap hands with as many in the general admission “pit” he could. The crowd was very into and appreciative of his set in advance of Posty and they were even treated to some nice pyro…not something an opener usually gets to display. All in all, a great opening set.  

Roddy Ricch performing at Enterprise Center in Saint Louis. Photo by Keith Brake/ KBP Studios.

Now, those fans I mentioned in the Gen. Ad. Area, well, they were lined up all the way into the parking garage and around the building well before the doors opened! I must admit, I never expected this. I know Post has a massive following and his fame is larger than life, but I suppose I never put it all together until I witnessed those droves of his faithful. I was impressed and now intrigued to see the show.

Post Malone performing at Enterprise Center in Saint Louis. Photo by Keith Brake/ KBP Studios.

Post took the stage under a shroud of fog and red light, something fans love, and photographers loathe, in case you were ever curious. As soon as he made a slight appearance the crowd exploded into screams, cheers, shouting, crying (Yes, crying) and any type of response one can imagine. This also took me by surprise. Post started to work the massive stage to and froe, up and back as well as up and down from riser to base level. Along his way he was physically interacting with as many fans as possible. This was impressive to me. The level of personal interaction I witnessed seemed to start to put into perspective the massive fandom.

Post Malone performing at Enterprise Center in Saint Louis. Photo by Keith Brake/ KBP Studios.

The performance was solid and impressive in almost every way, and I was feeling a bit left out when I realized that I was, perhaps, the ONLY person in attendance that did not know ALL of the lyrics to ALL of the songs. Folks, I am not joking. Post could have, should he have chosen to, held the mic out to the crowd and they would have performed his set for him. What he chose to do was perform with them and the energy that caused in the Enterprise Center was palpable.

Post Malone performing at Enterprise Center in Saint Louis. Photo by Keith Brake/ KBP Studios.

In what was my favorite part of the evening Post took a break from the “mega-produced” numbers and grabbed an acoustic guitar, lit a cigarette and sang his ass off. He performed 3 numbers acoustically with the final selection being “Circles”. This selection was slated to be half acoustic and half full production. This is also the song and portion of the show that, unfortunately, would be the most memorable for all in attendance. As Post put the guitar aside halfway through “Circles” and grabbed the mic he started to once again work that massive stage. Below where the guitar once stood was a trapdoor in the stage that had opened so the guitar could be lowered away and, disastrously, never got closed.

As post was working the stage and looking to what seemed to be the upper levels of the room he stepped into the void and crashed down squarely on his ribs. This was a scary moment…the track kept rolling for a few seconds, but Malone was writhing in pain on a fully lit stage with a sold-out crowd watching in horror. This was no minor mishap, this was quite serious. Staff and medics rushed to aid Malone as the crowd went quiet with nervous anticipation. Is he OK? How bad is it? I hope he is not badly injured! All these thoughts riffling through the arena. It was, in every definition, a tense, scary moment. After what seemed to be an eternity, but likely only 5-6 minutes, Post walked off the stage under his own power and the Crowd ERUPTED with joy. He said “STL, gimme 3-4 minutes”. A few minutes later the house lights dropped, and Malone returned with his song “Rockstar” and finished an, understandably, shortened evening for the sold-out crowd.

Post Malone performing at Enterprise Center in Saint Louis. Photo by Keith Brake/ KBP Studios.

Now, I do not want to paint things in a light of “Hero” status here but I am sure you have all seen the videos by now of this spill. Posty was hurting and it was obvious. He was holding his ribs as he performed in obvious pain, it was painful to watch if I am being honest. Through the pain he still worked that stage, still bent over to touch and interact with his adoring fans and still gave them what they came for…an amazing show. And while I watched him doing all this in obvious pain, I got it, he loves them back and that is why he is selling out arenas and touching lives to the point of bringing tears. I got it, and I appreciated it. 

We reached out to his PR people for a medical update and they directed us to Posty’s statement on Twitter:

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Be sure to check out the gallery below the review. Stay safe and happy everyone, much love.

POST MALONE SETLIST:

Reputation

Wow.

I Like You (A Happier Song)

Wrapped Around Your Finger

Better Now

Psycho

Candy Paint

I Fall Apart

Euthanasia

Stay (Acoustic)

Go Flex (Acoustic)

Circles (Partially acoustic. Fell and injured his ribs)

INJURY TIMEOUT

Rockstar

Cooped Up (With Roddy Ricch)

Sunflower

Congratulations

White Iverson

 

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