Kevin Gates was released from prison in January with a renewed focus. The rapper quickly made headlines as the Illinois Department of Corrections tried to stop him from touring requiring Gates to take legal action. During his wait the Baton Rouge MC released a three-song EP Chained to the City followed by his newest mixtape Luca Brasi 3. With the past behind him, Kevin Gates is officially free to tour again.
Hundreds packed their way into ACL Live on October 2nd in Austin, Texas for the kick off of Kevin Gates’ Luca Brasi 3 Tour. The tour marks his first since he was released from incarceration. The night featured appearances from Tokyo Jetz, Yung Bleu, and OG Boobie Black. Tokyo Jetz hit the stage first performing songs from her new album Bonafide including “No Problem” and “Baller Alert.” Yung Bleu followed pacing back and forth across stage during his brief set often pausing halfway through his songs in hopes the crowd would fill in the lyrics. His lack of stage performance was made up for by OG Boobie Black’s last minute attempt to get the crowd hyped for Gates even though he didn’t need the assist. Cell phone flashes illuminated the venue as roars from excited fans filled the air. Kevin Gates took to the stage in a white hoodie performing “Vouch.” The MC performed songs from Luca Brasi 3 including “Money Long,” “Me Too,” and “Adding Up.” Gates paused and shared some emotional moments with the crowd as he expressed his appreciation for being able to perform again. His overall demeanour seemed more at ease and his passion for his music seemed stronger than ever. The energy between Gates and the crowd was indescribable. The fans were just as excited for Kevin as he was to be there. Though some concertgoers bought seats, everyone in the venue was standing and rapping along song after song. Gates even made sure to throw it back for his day one fans performing hits “2 Phones,” “What If,” “Imagine That,” “Satellites,” “Posed to be in Love,” and crowd favorite “I Don’t Get Tired.” Kevin Gates pushed past venue curfew as he took a few moments to pray with concertgoers before they headed home. This is one concert you do not want to miss.
Make sure to check out his tour dates and catch him in your city.