Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Tour Kicks Off July 11

This fall, Billboard rap song of the year performer Macklemore commences his 2013 U.S. tour together with popular producer Ryan Lewis. On October 22, Portland, OR fans will be the first to hail the hip-hop sensations at the Rose Garden, after the duo's return from the summer tour across Europe. The U.S. concert schedule includes 30 venues and wraps up on December 12 at the Key Arena in the singers' hometown Seattle, WA. Rap stars Talib Kweli and Big K.R.I.T. will also join the fall 2013 U.S. tour as the Thrift Shop duo's opening acts.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Tour 2013:

July 11, 2013 Indian Lookout Country Club, Pattersonville, NY
August 2, 2013 Echo Beach at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, ONT
August 7, 2013 Big Four Building, Calgary, ALB
August 8, 2013 Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, ALB
August 31, 2013 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA
August 31, 2013 Minnesota State Fair Grandstand, Saint Paul, MN
October 22, 2013 Rose Garden, Portland, OR
October 23, 2013 Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA
October 24, 2013 Adams Event Center, Missoula, MT
October 25, 2013 Taco Bell Arena, Boise, ID
October 26, 2013 Maverik Center, Salt Lake City, UT
October 29, 2013 CenturyLink Center Omaha (Formerly Qwest Center), Omaha, NE
October 30, 2013 Wells Fargo Arena - IA, Des Moines, IA
October 31, 2013 Luther College, Decorah, IA
November 2, 2013 Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
November 4, 2013 UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL
November 6, 2013 Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH
November 7, 2013 Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA
November 8, 2013 TD Garden (Fleet Center), Boston, MA
November 9, 2013 First Niagara Center (formerly HSBC Arena), Buffalo, NY
November 11, 2013 Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY
November 13, 2013 The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
November 14, 2013 The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
November 18, 2013 Verizon Center - DC, Washington, DC
November 19, 2013 PNC Arena (Formerly RBC Center), Raleigh, NC
November 22, 2013 The Arena At Gwinnett Center, Duluth, GA
November 23, 2013 USF Sundome, Tampa, FL
November 24, 2013 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
November 27, 2013 Reliant Arena, Houston, TX
November 29, 2013 Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, TX
November 30, 2013 Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TX
December 4, 2013 Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
December 5, 2013 Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA
December 7, 2013 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
December 12, 2013 Key Arena, Seattle, WA

To announce tour dates 2013, the performers of the hit singles Thrift Shop and Can't Hold Us surprised their U.S. fans with a suave 3-minute video. Currently touring Europe with the support of artist Chance the Rapper, the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis filmed the message to their home crowd while roaming the streets in Germany and thus remained faithful to their trademark nonchalant and positive style.

Active as a hip-hop singer and songwriter since the early 2000s, and releasing his first album The Language of My Life in 2005, Macklemore shook the world rap scene with his 2012 collaboration with DJ Ryan Lewis. Lewis is also the producer of the duo's subsequent album called The Heist. Hype and unusual compared to other hip-hop celebrities, the two are the first performers since 1994 to reach Billboard number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 without being signed to a major label.

Tickets are already on sale, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis used their video announcement to urge fans to purchase their passes fast, since with the exception of New York City each concert venue includes only one show. The almost two-month-long U.S. tour continues Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' world tour which was set in motion soon after the sweeping success of The Heist.

The selection of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis tour tickets varies according to the hosting venue. Therefore, tickets will include field tickets, presale tickets, upper and lower arena tickets, floor tickets, balcony tickets, lodge tickets, and mezzanine tickets. For a few selected venues, the tickets may also include premium tickets and VIP fan packages.