Though Times Square is usually the last place on earth you’d want to find yourself in one random Tuesday, that wasn’t the case last night.
At around 5:30pm, grammy-nominated rapper Post Malone walked out onto the TSX stage, making history as the first artist to perform on the new Times Square venue.
“I’m so happy the rain cleared up so we can hang out, ladies and gentlemen,” Malone announced to the crowd, according to Billboard. “I just wanted to say to everybody who came to hang out I’m so grateful and so very honored to be kicking this off. This is the coolest venue in the f–king universe. I’m super nervous and super happy you guys came out.”
The performance, sponsored by Raising Cane’s and Harley Davidson, came just around a month before his new album, Austin, is set to release on July 28, 2023. His set consisted of popular songs like “Sunflower,” “Enough is Enough,” “Congratulations” and “Chemical” off of the upcoming album.
“We are thrilled to unveil the TSX stage with an exceptional artist like Post Malone. This iconic moment not only marks the beginning of a new era for live performances in Times Square but also showcases our commitment to providing unique and unforgettable experiences for fans around the world,” said TSX Entertainment co-CEO Nick Holmsten.
The incredible stage is located behind an 18,000-square-foot billboard, one of Times Square’s largest. It’s “going to be the number one tentpole in pop culture,” said Phil Meynell, the creator of the stage.
Learn more about TSX Entertainment and what’s to come on their website.