Macklemore and Kesha Are Going on Tour
Fresh off of his completely sold-out U.S. tour, Macklemore is gearing up to hit the road once more with collaborator Kesha for the Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore tour. The tour is set to kick off in summer 2018.
The nine-week, 30-date tour will begin June 6, 2018, at the Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, and will hit major cities such as Denver, Dallas and Las Vegas, before concluding Aug. 5 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Ampitheatre in Tampa, Fla.
$1 from every ticket brought to attend the twosome’s tour will benefit separate causes important to both artists. Kesha is planning to donate her proceeds to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), the largest anti-sexual assault organization in the country, while the "Glorious" musician is planning to put his proceeds directly to MPlus1, an organization that advances racial and social justice through the MR&L Equity Fund.
Both artists have made triumphant returns to the music scene in 2017. Macklemore released his first solo album in 12 years, Gemini. In its opening week, Gemini found its way to No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, a first for the artist as a solo performer. The Seattle, Wash. native’s first solo effort, 2005’s The Language of My World, failed to chart, however, his collaboration projects with Ryan Lewis—2012’s The Heist and 2016’s This Unruly Mess I’ve Made—made the charts at No. 2 and No. 4, respectively.
Kesha’s August LP Rainbow debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. This era of the pop star’s career has been critically-acclaimed, and its earned the singer her first Grammy Award nominations. Rainbow is up for a win for Best Pop Vocal Album, while her hit “Praying” garnered a nod for Best Pop Solo Performance.
Kesha also makes an appearance on Gemini; the two duet on the song “Good Old Days,” which was performed at KIIS-FM’s Jingle Ball and on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Pre-sale tickets to the tour are available now until Thursday (Dec. 14).
Check out a trailer and the full list of dates for the Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore tour below to see if they’ll be performing in a city near you.—J'na Jefferson
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
Aug. 1 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
Aug. 2 - Atlanta, GA - Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Aug. 4 - Miami, FL - AmericanAirlines Arena
Aug. 5 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
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