Machine Gun Kelly performed a medley of his from his latest album during the Play On: Celebrating the Power of Music to Make Change concert benefit special on Tuesday (Dec. 15).
“I’m so honored to be playing on the Apollo stage today and I remember being here 11 years ago with just $26 dollars to my name with really really big dream,” MGK said.
The singer performed a medley of hits from Tickets To My Downfall that included “Forget Me Too” and “Bloody Valentine.” He performed the popular tracks live from the Apollo Theater, accompanied by a full band.
MGK first took the stage at Apollo Theater during Amateur Night in 2009 when he was just 18 years old. That was the night he got his “big break.”
“Forget Me Too” is a track from MGK’s latest No. 1 album, Tickets To My Downfall. The album that has amassed more than half a billion streams in under a week.
Hosted by Kevin Bacon and Eve, the special also featured performance from LL COOL J featuring DJ Z-Trip, Sara Bareilles, Emily King, Pedrito Martinez, Maren Morris, Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, John Legend, Jon Batiste and many more.
Play On: Celebrating the Power of Music to Make Change raised funds for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) and WhyHunger, through the Play On fund created by Sixdegrees.org, by amplifying awareness for transformational racial, social and food justice. During the broadcast, viewers were able to donate to the organizations by texting the code “PLAYON” to 44-321.
The special aired on Tuesday, Dec. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and was available to stream live on CBS All Access.