Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents: Lil Xan - Total Xanarchy
- Dates: October 6, 2018
- Times: Starts at 8:00 PM
Host: 20 Monroe Live
Venue: 20 Monroe Live
11 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
- Phone: 1-844-678-LIVE (5483)
- Category: Music
- Price Per Person: See website for details.
Growing up in Redlands, Calif., the 21-year-old rapper, born Diego Leanos, says his family lived out of motels and was “dirt poor.” But he prized his father’s vinyl collection, which exposed him to all genres of music.
A shy kid who preferred doodling and video games to homework, Xan dropped out of high school when he was a freshman. He knew he would never work a 9-to-5 job -- and at 18 he got his first face tattoo of his mother’s name to prove it. He had also developed an addiction to the anti-anxiety drug Xanax -- hence the nickname “Lil Xan.”
“The last time I took a Xannie was six months ago, in the ‘Betrayed’ session,” he says of the anti-drug song that launched his career. The woozy track was recorded and mastered in 30 minutes, says Xan: “I never was like, ‘Yeah, this is the fucking one.’” But when the “Betrayed” video was released in August, the clip logged 1 million views in 12 hours, and has since notched almost 90 million.
Lil Xan’s first tour sold out in five hours,and Total Xanarchy, his Columbia Records debut, features guests like Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee and Diplo.