Post Malone returns to Memphis for Runaway Tour


Theo Wargo

Post Malone, famous for his top hits including “Congratulations” and “Sunflower,” is set to perform at the FedEx Forum on March 6, 2020. With a brand new album released in 2019, fans anticipated an exciting concert experience.

From his first album “Stoney” in 2016 to his most recent “Hollywood’s Bleeding” in 2019, I’ve always been a big Post Malone fan, and like many of his other supporters, my initial excitement for his Runaway Tour stop in Memphis turned into concern after several worrisome videos of him blew up on social media.

“Videos of Posty were all over my TikTok showing him looking unwell during performances, and a lot of people speculated that he was using drugs, insisting that he reach out for help,” Julia Howell-Moroney (10) said. “I know that he gets really into his performances, so I wasn’t sure what to believe. Nonetheless, I was still excited for the concert.”

On the night of March 6, 2020 at the FedEx Forum, Tyla Yaweh and Swae Lee opened for Post Malone’s concert, hyping up the crowd with hit songs like “Powerglide” and Swae Lee’s newest single “Someone Said.” Moneybagg Yo made a surprise appearance and performed “1 2 3,” reassuring the audience that the night was going to be one to remember.

Finally, the star of the night arrived on stage with “Hollywood’s Bleeding,” sending a rush throughout the audience. What shocked everyone the most was when the singer took time to address all the rumors and shut them down saying, “I’m not on drugs, and I feel the best I’ve ever … felt in my life.”

The rest of his set was filled with fan favorites, from his hit and upbeat pop songs to the more emotional ones like “Stay,” which he sang a moving acoustic version of. From floor level all the way up to nosebleed seats, the audience was one of the most engaged crowds I’ve ever been a part of. From dancing with friends to singing at the top of my lungs, the night was filled with everything I could wish for from a concert.