Seattle’s Macklemore & Ryan Lewis cannot be stopped! Since announcing their debut Australian tour less than a month ago, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ single Thrift Shop has been picked up for high rotation on triple j and is getting thrashed on the nightly request shows.
With the Sydney show almost immediately moving to a larger venue, Niche is thrilled to announce a second show for both Sydney and Melbourne to cope with the demand as the original shows are now sold out. This will be your last chance to catch Macklemore & Ryan Lewis this Summer in Australia, so don’t miss out, tickets are on sale NOW!
Macklemore aka Ben Haggerty works with Ryan Lewis (producer), Andrew Joslyn (violin), Owour Arunga (trumpet), Zach Fleury (drums, guitar, bass), and Noah Goldberg (piano) to create a wholly rich and satisfying brand of rap music. Macklemore released his debut album titled The Heist on October 9th 2012, which reached #1 on iTunes in the US and #1 on the Australian iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap Charts.
Growing up on Capitol Hill in Seattle, Washington, Macklemore attended Garfield and Nathan Hale High Schools, and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree at The Evergreen State College. Interested in reaching a younger generation through his music, he took a job at a juvenile-detention facility. There, he was a part of a program called Gateways, which was organized around rap.
Macklemore recorded an EP titled Open Your Eyes in 2000 under the name Professor Macklemore, which he distributed himself. Macklemore dropped “Professor” from his name, and released his first official full-length album, The Language of My World in January 2005. In September 2009, he released The Unplanned Mixtape. In October 2010, he teamed up with DJ Ryan Lewis to create the VS. Redux EP. Macklemore used his experience with substance abuse to create the mixtape’s critically acclaimed song Otherside, which samples the Red Hot Chili Peppers song of the same name.
Proving that interesting and intelligent voices can find an audience without label support, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are paving the way for a new generation of artists and gaining attention from a wide variety of press including Hip Hop heavyweights XXL and left-slanted major American news argent Huffington Post. Don’t miss these shows, they are destined to be special; the first glance at an artist poised to take the world by storm.
Niche Productions presents Macklemore & Ryan Lewis + Special Guests
12th February, 2013 – The Metro – Sydney
13th February – The Corner – Melbourne
14th February, 2013 – Coniston Lane – Brisbane
15th February, 2013 – The Metro – Sydney – SOLD OUT
16th Feburary, 2013 – The Corner – Melbourne – SOLD OUT
17th February, 2013 – Festival Gardens, Perth Festival – Perth