Local hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are taking another big step in their burgeoning career. On October 22nd, the two will commence on a tour playing in the biggest venues yet for them in this country.
Watch the duo make the announcement here:
They start in Portland, and finish a little over a month later back here in Seattle. So if you’re a big fan, following them around the west won’t be a problem.
Oct 22 – Portland, OR – Rose Garden
Oct 23 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
Oct 24 – Missoula, MT – Adams Center
Oct 25 – Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
Oct 26 – Salt Lake City, UT – Maverick Center
Oct 29 – Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center
Oct 30 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
Oct 31 – Decorah, IA – Luther College
Nov 1 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
Nov 2 – Auburn Hills, MI – Palace of Auburn Hills
Nov 4 – Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion
Nov 6 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
Nov 7 – University Park, PA – Bryce Jordan Center
Nov 8 – Boston, MA – TDE Garden
Nov 9 – Buffalo, NY – First Niagara Center
Nov 11 – Syracuse, NY – Carrier Dome
Nov 13 – New York, NY – Theater at Madison Square Garden
Nov 14 – New York, NY – Theater at Madison Square Garden
Nov 18 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
Nov 19 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
Nov 22 – Atlanta, GA – The Arena at Gwinnett Center
Nov 23 – Tampa, FL – USF Sun Dome
Nov 24 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
Nov 27 – Houston, TX – Reliant Arena
Nov 29 – Cedar Park, TX – Cedar Park Center
Nov 30 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre
Dec 4 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
Dec 5 – San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center
Dec 7 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Center
Dec 11 – Seattle, WA – KeyArena
Dec 12 – Seattle, WA – KeyArena
The fall U.S. arena tour will be available for early pre-sale to save fans money on ticketing fees, before going on-sale to the general public on Friday, June 28th. Joining Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on the road will be Brooklyn emcee Talib Kweli and Mississippi’s own Big K.R.I.T.
The group has toured their electrifying live show worldwide for nearly a year, and before doing the states, will will play already sold-out shows across Europe.
Ticket sales in Europe have been astounding -Two nights in Dublin sold out in 25 minutes—faster than any artist since Beyonce.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, from Seattle, are known for their expertly crafted music and innovative music videos and media. They broke new ground by independently releasing their debut full-length album, ‘The Heist,’ which shot to the #1 slot on iTunes, debuted at #2 the Billboard charts and was certified Gold without the support of a traditional record label.
Recently they made Billboard history as the only duo to send their first two singles to #1 on both the Hot 100 and Top 40 Radio charts with new single “Can’t Hold Us” and breakout smash “Thrift Shop;” each has over 60 million and 350 million views on YouTube respectively. “Same Love”, a song and video in support of marriage equality, galvanized young fans and voters, and is currently soaring at radio on multiple formats with certified Gold sales.
We here at Jack love these guys, and hope to catch as many of these arena shows as possible – and remember, just about every seat in The Key is a good seat.
-Lee Callahan, Jack FM