Post Malone surprises Sydney crowd with The Kid Laroi at his If Y’all Weren’t Here tour

Post Malone Surprises Sydney with Special Guest The Kid Laroi Following Weather Warnings

Now on the concluding leg of his If Y’all Weren’t Here, I’d Be Crying world tour, pop-rap superstar Post Malone touched down in Sydney earlier this week to perform one of his final shows of a stacked year. 

Malone treated the poncho-bearing crowd of Sydney’s Domain to quite the surprise on Wednesday night when he brought up The Kid Laroi, with whom there is a significant degree of listener overlap, on stage with him to perform.

The pair played Laroi’s “Bleed” from his recent debut LP The First Time – which spawned the UK and Australia top-ten hit “Too Much” – as well as their duet “Wasted Angels”, which is taken from Malone’s 2022 album Twelve Carat Toothache.

Save for his mural of tattoos and a pair of frayed jean shorts, Post Malone stripped down as the music stripped back. Cross-legged and strumming an acoustic guitar, Malone and Laroi moved the crowd to sway with the light of phone torches. 

Post Malone last performed in Sydney this February during his tenure as the New Zealand and Australia support act for the Red Hot Chili Peppers on their world tour. On his current own world tour, Malone is supported in New Zealand and Australia by Angus Stone. 

Ahead of the open-air concert two nights ago, the Sydney sky broke in the late afternoon and flayed the city with heavy rain for a good few hours. The harsh conditions prompted a warning from promoter Live Nation that concert-goers – who had, by this point, been sent into frenzy by the pluvial uncertainty – should delay their arrival to the Domain and seek shelter. Fortunately, the weather cleared in time for Malone’s ascent to the stage at quarter-to-nine. 

Post Malone’s return to Australia began last week in Brisbane, where the singer partook of an admirable seven “shoeys” over the course of his November twenty-third show. He has also been headlining this year’s Spilt Milk festival, which has so far taken place in Canberra and on the Gold Coast, and is due to head to Sydney and Perth over the weekend. 

The Kid Laroi will be embarking on his first ever headline tour in 2024, set to play five shows across Australia this coming February. 

Words By Harrison Jones