Machine Gun Kelly stuttered noticeably when the powered helicopter that transports him to the stage at the start of his touring show experienced turbulence on Sunday (July 3) in Detroit.
The fake plane apparently hit a bump on its pre-determined path and jostled the airborne performer as he performed above the crowd.
Once safely on stage, Colson Baker born rapper-turned-rocker and film actor MGK wowed the audience at Little Caesars Arena that “the helicopter broke right here in Detroit.” He thanked God for his safety saying, “Thank you, Lord, for keeping me alive.” Footage of the incident was provided to Loudwire by viewer Gavin Stancroff.
Watch the video at the bottom of this article.
Machine Gun Kelly showcased the life-size helicopter prop at the first show of its 2022 “Mainstream Sellout Tour” in Austin, Texas last month. The massive trek continues across North America this summer and covers Europe in the fall. Depending on the tour date, the show features support from Travis Barker of blink-182, a frequent Kelly cohort, and/or Avril Lavigne, Blackbear, Iann Dior, PVRIS, Trippie Redd and WILLOW.
Machine Gun Kelly General public sale the album was released in March. It features singles such as “Emo Girl” featuring WILLOW and “Ay!” with Lil Wayne. Earlier this year, MGK told pop-punk bands that he had gained his success in this genre. Last year he drew the ire of Slipknot fans after engaging in a spat with the metal band.
See Kelly’s upcoming dates below the video.
Machine Gun Kelly’s Helicopter Hiccup in Detroit – July 3, 2022
Machine Gun Kelly 2022 Tour Dates
July 6 – Toronto, Ontario @ Scotiabank Arena
July 8 – Kansas City, Missouri @ T-Mobile Ctr
July 9 – Tulsa, Okla. @BOK Center
July 11 – Phoenix, Arizona @ Footprint Ctr
July 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
July 15 – Las Vegas, Nevada @ T-Mobile Arena
July 16 – Anaheim, Calif. @ Honda Ctr
July 19 – Oakland, Calif. @ Oakland Arena
July 21 – Portland, Oregon @ Moda Ctr
July 22 – Seattle, Washington @ Climate Pledge Arena
July 23 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
July 25 – Spokane, Wash. @ Spokane Arena
July 27 – Fargo, ND @ FargoDome
July 28 – St. Paul, Minnesota @ Xcel Energy Ctr
July 31 – Montreal, Quebec @ Osheaga
August 2 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
August 4 – Omaha, Neb. @CHI Health Ctr
August 6 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ USANA Amp.
August 7 – Denver, Colorado @ Ball Arena
August 9 – Des Moines, Iowa @ Wells Fargo Arena
August 10 – St. Louis, Missouri @ Enterprise Ctr
August 11 – Indianapolis, Ind. @Ruoff Music Ctr
August 13 – Cleveland, Ohio @ FirstEnergy Stadium