The stage at The Factory in Chesterfield, Mo came alive on the electrifying night of October 16th, marking the kickoff of Strange Music’s “Hollywood & N9ne” tour. The spotlight fell first on King Iso, setting the stage ablaze with his dynamic performance as the opening act. The atmosphere crackled with anticipation, and as Hollywood Undead took the stage, the crowd’s energy surged to a fever pitch.
The Factory, with its mesmerizing ambiance, proved to be the perfect canvas for this tour’s inaugural strokes. The sound reverberated with crystal clarity, the lights danced in perfect synchrony, libations flowed freely, and the vigilant security added an extra layer of comfort to the night. The venue, undoubtedly, showcased St. Louis’ pride in hosting such exceptional talent.
Hollywood Undead, true to their reputation, brought an explosive energy, igniting the audience with renditions of their most iconic songs. The crowd pulsated with excitement, reaching a zenith of electric fervor. Not content with the ordinary, Hollywood Undead took it a step further, involving the audience in a gender reveal mid-set—a rock show moment etched in the memories of all who witnessed it.
As the night soared to new heights, the stage was set for the luminary himself, Tech N9ne. True to form, Tech delivered an energetic and impeccable performance, weaving seamlessly between his timeless classics and tracks from his latest album, ‘Bliss.’ The audience became an active participant in the spectacle, with Tech’s charismatic crowd interactions elevating the experience.
Tech N9ne’s love for his fans transcended the boundaries of the stage. In a heartwarming gesture, he invited a fan to join him early in the set and later brought a child on stage—a moment that will undoubtedly linger in the youngster’s memories for a lifetime. Such gestures spoke volumes about Tech’s genuine appreciation for his diverse fanbase, regardless of age.
The night took an unexpected turn when Tech, out of concern for a young fan he had brought on stage, halted the show mid-song. This impromptu pause, born out of genuine care, emphasized Tech’s commitment to the safety and well-being of his audience. Fortunately, the minor mishap was swiftly addressed, and the show resumed, leaving everyone in awe of Tech N9ne’s unparalleled dedication to his fans.
Amidst the sea of bobbing heads and resonating lyrics, it became evident that witnessing this tour was more than just a concert—it was a transformative experience. Tech N9ne’s performance was nothing short of legendary, a testament to his enduring impact on the rap scene. If given the chance, don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this tour; it’s a hell of a way to kick off a musical journey that promises to be nothing short of extraordinary.
Written by: JSTN Williams
Photography by: Deep Space Studios