Kesha and Macklemore will team up in 2018 for ‘The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore’ Tour. Presented by Live Nation, the tour follows acclaimed and celebrated eras for both artists. For Kesha, that has included her triumphant latest No. 1 album ‘Rainbow,’ a completely sold-out headlining tour, and two recent GRAMMY® nominations. For Macklemore, ‘Gemini,’ his first solo effort in 12 years, debuted at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 chart, No. 1 on the charts for Rap, R&B/Hip-Hop and Independent Albums and includes Platinum-certified single “Glorious” with the viral video that has been viewed over 95 million times. Macklemore also recently wrapped up a completely sold-out US tour.
The nine-week, 30-market tour pairs the two trailblazing artists for an epic summer trek of North American amphitheaters and arenas, starting June 6 at the Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ, and ending August 5 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, FL. Tickets go on-sale to the general public starting Friday, December 15 at 12pm local time at LiveNation.com.
$1 from every ticket sold will be donated on ‘The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore’ tour. Kesha will donate her proceeds to RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network), the largest anti-sexual assault organization in the US. Macklemore will donate his proceeds to M Plus1, and organization that advances racial and social justice through the M&RL Equity Fund.
Rolling Stone called one of Kesha’s recent live performances in Nashville “one of the most positively uplifting, inclusive concert experiences available in 2017.” Backed by a live band and with her trademark swagger and playful snarl, Kesha will perform a set of her past global hits, her showstopping current single “Praying,” and other songs from ‘Rainbow’ (Kemosabe Records/RCA Records), “an artistic feat” (Entertainment Weekly) for the singer, which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and topped charts in nearly 30 markets worldwide.
Praised by New York Times, Billboard, Vanity Fair and more, as well as ranked #4 in Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Albums of 2017, ‘Rainbow’ earned Kesha the first GRAMMY nominations of her career, with ‘Rainbow’ up for Best Pop Vocal Album and “Praying” getting a nod for Best Pop Solo Performance.
Collectively, Macklemore’s music videos have been viewed over 2.7 billion times and he is one of only two rappers to have a Diamond-certified single. His breakthrough album ‘The Heist’ with producer partner Ryan Lewis earned the duo 4 GRAMMY awards, 5 MTV Awards, 2 American Music Awards and 1 BET Award. In 2016, Macklemore was featured in an MTV special with President Obama about the opioid epidemic in America and was the first US citizen ever to participate in the Presidential Weekly Address.
Kesha and Macklemore also appear together on “Good Old Days” from the rapper’s latest album, ‘Gemini’ (Bendo/Warner Bros.), the duo performed the song together on Ellen earlier this year and at KIIS-FM’s Jingle Ball last week. Watch the Ellen performance here: http://bit.ly/2wVBnOg
More praise for Kesha live:
“Once Kesha takes the stage, it’s almost like she’s the preacher ready to deliver one hell of an inspirational sermon — in the happiest, sparkliest church you’ll ever witness.” — Billboard
“It was a show punctuated with messages of empowerment and inclusiveness and resilience, full of all-out production and straight-up killer performances that brought the damn house down.”— Nashville Scene
“Kesha proved to be the only rock star we need today.” — NPR Music
“Her current tour is the victory lap we need right now. “ — Mashable
More praise for Macklemore’s ‘Gemini’:
“Powerful” — Rolling Stone
“Uplifting and affirming” — Billboard
“Stirring” — Entertainment Weekly
“It’s clear Macklemore’s in top form” — XXL
‘The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore’ tour dates:
June 6 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
June 8 – Inglewood, CA – The Forum
June 9 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center
June 12 – Chula Vista, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
June 14 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 16 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
June 17 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
June 20 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
June 22 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
June 23 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
June 25 – Rogers, AR – Arkansas Music Pavilion
June 26 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
July 10 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 11 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
July 13 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
July 14 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 16 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
July 18 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 19 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 21 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
July 22 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
July 24 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
July 25 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
July 27 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
July 28 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
July 30 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
August 1 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
August 2 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
August 4 – Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena
August 5 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre