On Friday, April 24, Post Malone will host a special livestream concert event on YouTube geared around raising funds for The United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund — but what makes this intriguing is that the superstar rapper will be playing a set of Nirvana songs.
Specifically, Post Malone will be performing “Nirvana hits and fan favorites,” per a news release.
If this bit of news strikes you as odd, it shouldn’t. Post Malone is a huge Nirvana fan, with Rolling Stone noting that he has at least two tattoos pertaining to Kurt Cobain and the grunge band, and has performed “All Apologies” in concert before.
A teaser for the livestream concert was premiered on Wednesday:
The feedback-y sound in that clip sounds similar to the beginning of the jagged In Utero song “Radio-Friendly Unit Shifter,” which would definitely qualify as a ‘fan favorite’ from the Nirvana catalog, should Malone play it:
The past year or so has seen Post Malone branch out a bit and embrace some of the more rock-oriented influences he’s had throughout his life.
In 2019, he scored a major hit with “Take What You Want,” a song featuring a vocal hook from Ozzy Osbourne (and a process that wound up inspiring Osbourne to work with Malone’s producer, Andrew Watt, on his recent album, Ordinary Man):
So, this Post Malone Nirvana set ought to be interesting, whether you’re a fan of his or not. If it intrigues you enough to watch the livestream, feel free to tune in on Friday at 3 p.m. PDT/6 p.m. EDT.