As the winter blues are starting to kick in, Kesha and Macklemore are getting ready to bring the heat during the summer months of the new year. On Monday (Dec. 11), the two musicians announced plans to hit the road during the summer months of 2018. The 30-date tour which has been named “The Adventure of Kesha and Macklemore” tour will kick off on June 6 at the Ak-Chin in Phoenix. After touring around the United States and Canada, the excursion will wrap up two months later on Aug. 5 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa.
“The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore” tour will be in support of both musicians’ new albums. Earlier this year, Kesha released her highly anticipated album, Rainbow, which has now earned her two Grammy nominations (Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Solo Performance). As for Macklemore, the rapper released his new album Gemini back in September. The new album marks Macklemore’s first solo album in 12 years. Typically, the rapper’s records feature his frequent collaborator, Ryan Lewis.
Though at first glimpse the partnering between Macklemore and Kesha for a two-month tour may seem a little odd, it’s interesting to point out how both collaborated on the track “Good Old Days” which is featured on Macklemore’s album.
Tickets for the 30-stop tour will go on sale beginning this Friday, Dec. 15 at noon local time. For those who are Citi card members, pre-sales will begin on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at noon local time and wrap up on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 10 p.m. local time.
As if a huge summer party wasn’t enough, proceeds from the ticket sales will reportedly be donated to the two different organizations.
“$1 from every ticket sold will be donated on ‘The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore’ tour,” Live Nation said in a press release. “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, an organization that advances racial and social justice through the M&RL Equity Fund.”
For now, the complete lineup for the upcoming tour can be seen below.
THE ADVENTURES OF KESHA AND MACKLEMORE TOUR DATES:
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