With Yung Gravy’s Australian and New Zealand leg currently underway, the Minnesota native brought his charm, energy and suave personality to the Astor Theatre in Perth, Western Australia.
With Australian rapper CHISEKO kicking off the show, it was clear that it was going to be a good night with the crowd cheering for the up-and-coming artist and setting the bar high for the rest of the night. Arguably a must at an Australian show, CHISEKO amped the crowd up further after being convinced to do a shoey midway through his set. The young rapper impressed fans with his quick bars and rhythmic verses, and he also went the extra mile by meeting the crowd outside the venue after the show.
DJ Tiiiiiiiiiip followed the opening act, acting as both an MC and a DJ, spinning old 2000s throwbacks and even presenting a personalized slideshow made just for Perth. As seen during the North American leg of this tour, DJ Tiiiiiiiiiip kept the tradition going by offering snacks to the crowd and throwing items into the pit for lucky fans to catch. Although the show was delayed, the extra 10 minutes the crowd spent with Tiiiiiiiiiip’s charismatic personality made the wait an easy one, the DJ eventually making his way offstage and downstairs to bring Yung Gravy to take the main stage.
The American rapper kept fans jumping the entire night, playing shorter versions of his many hits including, “Mr. Clean”, “oops”, “C’est La Vie” and “Betty (Get Money)”. With the Astor Theatre’s capacity sitting just under 1000 attendees including both the mezzanine and the main floor, this was one of the smaller venues on this tour which created a more intimate setting for attendees. Yung Gravy was entertaining to watch, constantly moving from each end of the stage and throwing his used towels into the crowd of screaming fans. From interacting with young fans and their mothers to Gravy fans bringing in inflatable toys paired with the colourful visuals played on screen, this atmosphere was high energy from start to finish. Towards the end of the show, Yung Gravy goes on to mention that this was his first time in Perth, proceeding to take off his shirt, which increased the volume of the screaming crowd tenfold, to then put on a Perth Glory FC jersey. Closing off the night with his hit track “You’ll Never Find”, Yung Gravy left his mark in Western Australia, with fans leaving with ear-to-ear grins on their faces as they exited the venue.
If you have yet to see Yung Gravy live, you will not regret adding his show to your bucket list. With his recognizably deeper registry paired with his take on many older hits and sampling tracks from the 80s and 90s, there is something to like for both the older and younger generations of live music fans. Yung Gravy has a few more stops on this tour, where he will close out his tour in Dunedin, New Zealand on the 25th of February.
Photos and Article written by Kianna Sumitani.