Kesha And Macklemore Announce 2018 North American Summer Tour Dates
The artists announced the tour in a comedic short video where Macklemore, 34, decides to retire from rapping to become a roller-blading coach. Kesha, 30, then shows up and convinces him to not retire early.
The duo recently released a song called “Good Old Days,” which is featured on Macklemore’s new album Gemini, released in September. The record marks the rapper’s first solo studio album since 2005, and the first one he’s made since 2016’s This Unruly Mess I’ve Made.
Kesha and Macklemore’s 30-city tour starts in Phoenix, Arizona on June 6 and ends in Tampa, Florida on August 5.
Kesha released her third album, Rainbow, in August. Her first record since Warrior (2012), Rainbow features the hit Grammy-nominated song “Praying,” a slow, soul-infused song that marks a stark departure from the techno/dance pop artist’s previous hits.
Pre-sale tickets will be available for purchase at Tunespeak on December 13.
Kesha plans to donate $1 from each ticket sold to RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network), while Macklemore says he’ll donate to M Plus1, an organization focused on racial and social justice, Live Nation said in a statement.
Ticket sales begin Friday at 12 p.m. local time via Live Nation, but Citi cardmembers will have access to a presale starting Wednesday at 12 p.m. until Thursday at 10 p.m. through Citi’s Private Pass program.
I’m going on tour with @KeshaRose this summer! Pre-sales start Weds and all tickets on-sale Friday. Register for the pre-sale here: https://t.co/lK8gkTuVcH and all dates listed at https://t.co/rQ0Ps9uVEf pic.twitter.com/rvcQAeEBFy
— GEMINI (@macklemore) December 11, 2017
Here are the tour dates announced thus far:
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
LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 30: Recording artist Macklemore performs on the Pepsi Stage, during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, at The Orpheum Theatre on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for MTV)
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