Macklemore and Ryan Lewis announce UK arena tour
- Kirstyn Smith
- 27 October 2015
The hip hop duo play an extensive UK tour, including Glasgow, London, Manchester and Newcastle
Walk up to the club like 'What up? I got a Macklemore ticket.'
Yup, that could be you, thanks to the announcement that Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are heading off an a UK arena tour in 2016.
The duo are known for their oft-quoted (poorly, mainly – see above) smash hit 'Thrift Store', all about the joys of charity shopping, which spent six weeks at the top of the charts and went platinum six times. They followed this success with 'Same Love', a song and video in support of gay marriage, in an effort to galvanise young fans and voters and to tackle homophobia in US culture and media. Their performance of the song on Saturday Night Live introduced them to a whole host of new fans, leading to new single, 'Can't Hold Us' reaching number one on the Hot 100 and the video being viewed more than 60 million times.
The pair are renowned for their high-energy live performances, and the shows in 2016 will be their first UK dates sine 2013.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis 2016 UK tour dates
12 Apr 2016 - Manchester Arena, Manchester
13 Apr 2016 - SSE Hydro, Glasgow
21 Apr 2016 - SSE Arena, Belfast
22 Apr 2016 - Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
23 Apr 2016 - First Direct Arena, Leeds
24 Apr 2016 - Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
26 Apr 2016 - Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
27 Apr 2016 - o2 Arena, London
Presale begins on Wed 28 Oct and general sale begins on Fri 30 Oct.