“Can I get a boot up here? Do you think we can break the world record for shoeys tonight?”
The final leg of Post Malone’s fifth world tour If Y’all Weren’t Here, I’d be Crying is underway, displaying the magnetic live talent of one of the streaming era’s biggest stars. Post was previously in Australia and New Zealand late this summer with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, opening for the band on the equivalent leg of their ongoing stadium tour.
Post Malone’s headlining return to Australia, prefaced by support act Angus Stone (sans-Julia), was inaugurated last night at The Brisbane Showgrounds. The set-list, which spanned his hit-laden discography and included a cover of “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac, was punctuated not just by pyrotechnic eruptions but by a litany of shoeys.
Posty’s fondness of the truest of blue Aussie rituals – a national point of contention for our hygienists – is well-documented, having become a staple feature of his gigs across the continent.
With beer flowing from such vessels as Nike Dunks, R.M. Williams boots, and his own sneakers, Post Malone downed seven shoeys over the course of the concert – a personal, perhaps all-time, record.
The performance itself saw Malone showcase his vocal capabilities and the varied approaches that he’s taken to music stylistically.
Post Malone released his fifth studio album Austin while touring America’s east coast this July.
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The authentically self-titled LP has Malone play guitar on all eighteen of its tracks, leaning more into an indie pop/rock sound than on previous records.
Austin reached number-two on the ARIA Albums chart and in his native United States, led by the radio hit “Chemical”.
If Y’all Weren’t Here, I’d be Crying will be moving south over its final run, with Post Malone and Angus Stone set to take the stage at Sydney’s Domain on November 29th, and at the Melbourne Showgrounds on November 30th.
Post Malone’s sojourn down under will also see him headline Spilt Milk Festival, which spans four days and as many cities.
Also featuring Dom Dolla, Cub Sport, Ocean Alley and many more, the festival will be heading to Canberra (Exhibition Park) and Gold Coast (Sports and Leisure Centre) on November 25th and 26th, and to Sydney (Victoria Park) and Perth (Claremont Showground) on December 2nd and 3rd.
Fourth release tickets for Canberra and Perth are available here.
Words By Harrison Jones