Artists like Uzi, the late Lil Peep, and Lil Xan have made rap sadder, with pop-punk and emo influencing their music.

Lil Xan, née Diego Leanos, is poised to be the next big thing in this subgenre.

“I don’t know what a not sold-out show feels like, everything we do had sold out,” Lil Xan says.

Xan kicked off his Total Xanarchy tour in Vancouver on January 25.

From t, Xan will head east through February and March before hopping across the pond for an unannounced European leg of his tour.

For Xan and his team, tour life has been a combination of back-to-back shows, routine, and goofing off with the boys on the bus.

At his shows, Xan often pays tribute to Lil Peep and cites the late rapper as one of his favorite artists.

Lil Xan is scheduled to perform at Club Red in Mesa at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 8.

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