Post Malone is a low-maintenance artist, almost as likely to have a red Solo cup in hand on stage as he is to wield a microphone. But his shows usually last just an hour or two, and naturally there is a distance between him and the thousands of people in his audience. Currently on a trip to New Zealand, the singer has found a solution to fill that gap, going out and performing for unsuspecting bar-goers at Danny Doolan’s Irish Pub for four hours.
“I met Posty last night at my bar Danny Doolans in Auckland, I asked if he could come on stage and he actually did,” one fan wrote on TikTok, sharing her front and center view of the singer as he ran through covers of The Disco “What I Got” by Sublime from 1996 and the single “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by the Proclaimers from 1988 with the house band.
Earlier this year, Post appeared in a Karaoke bar in Perth, Australia, for a similarly impromptu appearance, where he shouted System of a Down lyrics. He tried to enter a different bar in the area that night, but was denied entry because of his tattoos. He ended up at the 18 Us bar, where he treated customers to drinks.
In May, the musician stopped at a bar in Glasgow, England, and played with a fan he met there. “I never thought as I walked out the door with my guitar on Friday night for my show at @wunderbarglasgow that I would meet @postmalone and have a life changing experience,” wrote the fan, who is also a Scottish musician. “The hours spent with this gentleman talking and playing were life-changing in itself, not to mention what followed.” He allegedly helped the local musician finance a down payment on a house.
In just a few days, Post will be back in the swing of things as she joins Lana Del Rey, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Alanis Morissette, Kane Brown, Lainey Wilson and The War and Treaty in NBC’s holiday special Christmas at Graceland. Scheduled for November 29th, airing at 10pm ET/PT on NBC and Peacock, the performances will be filmed at Elvis Presley’s home in Memphis, Tennessee.