MGK Joins Record-Setting Tech N9ne ‘2012 Hostile Takeover Tour’ – Lace Up Debut Album Coming Soon!

By on January 24, 2012



EST 19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope Records signee MGK (aka Machine Gun Kelly) will be joining Tech N9ne on the record-setting hip-hop tour for consecutive show dates in a 99 day span. The 2012 Hostile Takeover Tour will consist of an astonishing 90 tour dates in 99 days that kicks off March 22 with stops in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Dallas, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Baltimore, Denver and Seattle. With his highly energetic persona and entertaining live performances, MGK promises to put on an unforgettable show for music fans during this record-breaking run.
“Touring with Tech N9ne is going to be wild. I’m going to Lace Up and bring the energy to so many cities across the country. I’m thankful to be able to play to in a bunch of new cities and give them a crazy memorable show,” exclaims MGK.

MGK is having a hot winter with the mega success of his single “Wild Boy” featuring Waka Flocka and the 2011 title of MTV’s Hottest Breakthrough MC competition along with the announcement of joining the 2012 Van’s Warped tour this summer. As the leader of the Lace Up Movement, MGK passionately sets out to inspire fans from all walks of life with his music and story.

Born Richard Colson Baker in Texas, MGK and his missionary parents took up residence in multiple countries around the world including Egypt and Germany before settling in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. In 2009, MGK won audiences nationwide after being the only rapper ever to win New York’s famed Apollo Theatre Amateur talent show and MGK won twice. He earth-quaked the standstill mid-west Hip-Hop landscape in early 2010 with a series of loud and fierce mixtapes 100 Words And Running and the Lace Up mixtape.

Already attaining commercial success, MGK’s “Invincible” song is featured in television and radio advertisements for the new HTC Rezound smartphone from Verizon Wireless with Beats Audio. MGK was recently honored again when “Invincible” was selected as the WWE Wrestlemania 28 Official Theme Song. Wrestlemania 28 is taking place April 1, 2012 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida.
MGK will release his Lace Up debut on EST 19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope Records.
A complete list of all 90 shows of the Hostile Takeover tour will be announced later this week.

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