Kesha and Macklemore Will Conquer 2018 with ‘The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore’ Tour

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — 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. Watch ‘The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore’ tour trailer here:

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

$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:

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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 6Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
June 8Inglewood, CA – The Forum
June 9Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center
June 12Chula Vista, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
June 14Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 16Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
June 17Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
June 20Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
June 22Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
June 23The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
June 25Rogers, AR – Arkansas Music Pavilion
June 26Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
July 10Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 11Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
July 13Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
July 14Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 16Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
July 18Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 19Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 21Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
July 22Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
July 24Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
July 25Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
July 27Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center 
July 28Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
July 30Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
August 1Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
August 2Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
August 4Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena 
August 5Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

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