Seattle-based white rapper Macklemore, born Ben Haggerty, landed onto the hip-hop scene in a big way with a song about “popping tags” at a thrift shop. He began his career as Professor Macklemore recording and self-distributing his first EP titled Open Your Eyes in 2000. Macklemore was becoming a Seattle hip-hop fixture and his shows began selling out. In 2005 he released The Language of My World featuring the song “White Privilege,” in which Macklemore illuminates his success in a predominantly black genre. In 2009, he released The Unplanned Mixtape comprising of the songs “The Town,” “And We Danced,” which features the recreation of David Bowie’s fictional character, Ziggy Stardust. In 2010, Macklemore collaborated with Ryan Lewis and together they released the EP VS., with the critically acclaimed song about drug abuse, “Otherside.” The duo released The Heist in 2012, with a world tour to follow. Songs like “Cant Hold Us,” “Thrift Shop,” and “Same Love” brought these artists to mainstream music. Ticketcity can get you to this highly anticipated tour!
“Macklemore and Ryan Lewis U.S Fall Tour 2013” with special guests Talib Kweli and Big K.R.I.T. The fall tour begins October 22, 2013 in Portland OR @ Rose Garden and wraps up December 12th with three shows in Macklemore’s and Lewis’s hometown of Seattle WA @ Key Stadium. Some of the venues hosting this hand clapping, feet stomping tour are the Maverick Center, Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, TD Garden, Theater at Madison Square Garden, Reliant Arena and the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The show will feature Talib Kweli and emcee Big K.R.I.T
“The Fall USA Tour”
Launches on October 22, 2013 in Portland OR. The 29-city tour will sweep the U.S playing repeat performances at two venues: The Theater at Madison Square Garden and Seattle’s Key Arena. The show will feature songs from each album produced and their new hits that include Billboard’s Music’s 2013 Rap Song of the Year and MTV’s Video of the Year, “Thrift Shop,” also featured will be “Cant Hold Us” featuring Ray Dalton and most recent to hit the charts “Same Love” featuring Mary Lambert. Expect Ray Lewis’s award winning videos to be shown and perhaps a special appearance from “Ziggy Stardust” singing “And We Danced.”
The top spots on the tour will be starting in his home state of Washington at the Spokane Arena October 23th. Working his way towards New Orleans and the Voodoo Music experience November 1st. Three shows in New York City November 12-14th at The Theater @ Madison Square Garden. With a few shows in between he then hits Texas, with a show in Houston @ Reliant Arena and Cedar Park @ the Cedar Park Center November 27th and 29th. Before ending, the tour will play The Staples Center in Los Angeles December 4th, you can expect a large showing of the #sharkfacegang to be there. Finally, his tour will end where he began in his home state Washington; he lands in Seattle and the Key Arena with three shows, December 10-12th, two selling out almost immediately.
Set List for “Fall USA Tour”
With a growing number of hits from their recent album The Heist, you are sure to hear “Same Love,” “Thrift Shop,” “Cant Hold Us.” Songs that have been re-released and added to this album are “Wings,” and “My Oh My.” The 6th release from the album “White Walls,” featuring Schoolboy Q, will also make the play list.