By Estefania Torres | Staff Writer|
G-Eazy engaged the crowd of screaming fans at the Shrine Auditorium sporting his signature comb-over, dressed from head to toe in black, and a skull bandanna covering half of his face.
Walking into the designated press area I was immediately drawn to the inventive stage.
There was a very dark, urban feel to his stage setup. A grungy inspired layout displayed a sign that read Motel, a strip club and a bar with neon lights flashing the words “The Saint,” and “Girls, Girls, Girls.”
This highly anticipated five month world tour was announced after the release of his new album “When It’s Dark Out.”
Selling out almost every show, the young artist performed Feb. 9 in Los Angeles to a venue full of dancing and hyped fans.
The tickets for the tour were on such a high demand that the artist decided to add an extra LA show.
“I was so excited that I got tickets to his show I know they sold out fast. People were waiting for his new material and a lot of people liked it. I think that’s the reason why the shows got sold out fast,” said fan Melissa Orozco.
Artist A$AP Ferg opened up the show getting the crowd pumped up, it was an excellent start to the night.
After the opening act wrapped up their performance, the crowd anticipated the best for the main attraction.
The room went dark and the anxious fans knew it was time for the man of the night to perform.
G-Eazy was welcomed by his screaming fans as he jumped through a door and onto the stage.
The Oakland native began the show and the crowd immediately sang along.
“When It’s Dark Out” released on Dec. 4, 2015, is the rappers second studio album, released by RCA records.
His first single from this album “Me, Myself and I,” ft. Bebe Rexha, ranked number 10 on Billboards Hot 100 which was a first for G-Eazy.
The energy on this track became evident when the beat dropped.
The crowd was pleasantly surprised when young artist welcomed the featuring artist Bebe Rexha as his guest to perform their song.
Other special guests took the stage, like up and coming rappers Marc E Bassy, Nef the Pharaoh, and Marty Grims.
“Hit Her in the DM” rapper Yo Gotti also took the stage performing a duo of the popular song.
“This concert was literally perfect. From the opening act to G-Eazy I enjoyed every second,” said concert goer Juan Cortez.
G-Eazy had the crowd with their hands up in the air jumping up and down and dancing to his up beat music.
He performed some of his older well-known songs like “Tumblr Girls,” and “Lets Get Lost,” from his “These Things Happen” album.
He also played “Far Alone” that can also be found on the “These Things Happen” album where it seemed like he made a tribute to the Bay Area; which is where he’s originally from.
Going to this show it was easy to see how talented and loved this artist is.
Thousands of pictures could be found on social media outlets using #whenitsdarkout, #geazy, and #eazyseason.
With the talent and support that G-Eazy has, it is no wonder why he’s selling out shows in every city he goes to.
Something tells me that this is just the beginning of a long and successful career.