Post Malone Brings the ‘If Y’all Weren’t Here, I’d Be Crying’ Tour to the Woodlands

Written by on August 11, 2023

Post Malone returned to Houston on August 8th for the “If Y’all Weren’t Here, I’d Be Crying” tour with support from Beach Fossils – only this time, he performed at the Cynthia Mitchell Woods Pavilion in the Woodlands.

Starting off the show was the Beach Fossils, who were performing much bigger stages than what they are used to. The band just announced their fall tour with Turnover, so performing with Post Malone definitely helps get them exposure. They played hits like “Down the Line” and “May 1st,” as well as newer tracks from their latest album Bunny, such as “Don’t Fade Away” and “Seconds.”

The lights dimmed right at 9:10pm, and a four-piece string ensemble showed up on stage and began performing the beginning of a song. The rest of the band showed up on stage shortly after, along with Post Malone singing the beginning of “Better Now.” The track was followed by “Wow.”, which was accompanied by some fun dance moves from Posty.

“My name is Austin Richard Post, and I’m so happy y’all came out to see me tonight in this heat.”

Post Malone at the Woodlands Pavilion

Throughout the night, the setlist consisted of multiple oldies and goldies, along with new tracks from his latest album AUSTIN, which sounds different from Malone’s established rap melodies. Posty blushed as he mentioned that he was able to play guitar in all of his songs for the album, which resonates with the sudden shift in genres. He performed songs like “Enough is Enough” and “Mourning” from the new album, along with throwback tracks like “rockstar,” “Over Now” and “Circles.”

One of the best highlights of the night was when Post Malone brought up a VIP fan to the stage. At first, Posty thought he wanted to play guitar, but the fan said he really wanted to sing instead. Posty played the guitar and Tyler sang his heart out to the crowd. They shared a thoughtful conversation before leaving the stage. The crowd was also at their loudest during “White Iverson” and “Congratulations,” and even louder when he performed “Sunflower.” Post Malone grabbed a set of sunflowers from a fan at the front of stage, ending the night perfectly under bright lights and smiles all around.

  • Keylee Paz

    I am a UH Graduate Student majoring in Mass Communications, a UT Austin alum and an aspiring music journalist! My hobbies include photography, traveling for shows/festivals and taking strolls with my husky baby Luna Zoe.

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