Macklemore Biography & News
Macklemore touts 'One Love' (Created 9/13/13)
'Grassroots' is a term loosely used in the music industry these days, but not by Ben Haggerty, aka Macklemore. This rapper began releasing music back in 2000 and has gained his fame through an ever-growing online fan base. He has one mixtape, three EPs and two albums to his name – but none have come via a major label.
Of course Macklemore's motto seems to be "even if you succeed…try, try again." For it was his 2012 sophomore release that catapulted him into the mainstream. That album, "The Heist," was made with producer Ryan Lewis and independently produced, recorded and released by the duo. Hours after it was made available on iTunes, it hit the No. 1 spot with no mainstream marketing or promotion. It spawned five singles, including "Thrift Shop," which was the most commercially successful – peaking on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 and charting within the Top 40 overseas.
A subsequent world tour to promote "The Heist" followed the album's release, with Macklemore and Lewis using the platform to put a spotlight on songs like "Some Love." The track is a message of support to Washington state's Referendum 74 regarding gay marriage, and has been a constant source of controversy for Macklemore, who is a strong supporter of LGBT rights. The singer also condemns homophobia in mainstream hip hip, society, and mass media.
In May 2013, Macklemore was featured on Clinton Sparks' single "Gold Rush," along with 2 Chainz and D.A. He is currently on tour to promote "The Heist," and recently released a video for their latest single "White Walls."
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Macklemore Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 05/01/2015 Las Vegas NV Light Nightclub, Mandalay Bay 01/22/2015 Las Vegas NV Light Nightclub, Mandalay Bay
Macklemore Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/31/2014 Las Vegas NV 1 Oak At The Mirage Hotel And Casino 09/13/2014 Las Vegas NV Surrender Nightclub 08/20/2014 Monte-Carlo Salle Des Etoiles - Sporting Monte Carlo 08/20/2014 Monte Carlo Caj Sporting Monte Carlo 08/16/2014 Chiemsee Festival Gelande Ubersee 08/15/2014 Ubersee Festivalgelande Ubersee 08/09/2014 San Francisco CA Golden Gate Park 08/09/2014 San Francisco CA Golden Gate Park 07/12/2014 Barcelona Catalonia Parc del Forum 07/10/2014 Dublin D Marlay Park 07/04/2014 Las Vegas NV Encore Beach Club 06/06/2014 Los Angeles CA Club Nokia 06/04/2014 Las Vegas NV Wynn Las Vegas - Surrender Nightclub at Encore 06/04/2014 Las Vegas NV Surrender Nightclub @ Encore 05/25/2014 Las Vegas NV Surrender Nightclub 05/25/2014 Las Vegas NV Wynn Las Vegas - Surrender Nightclub at Encore 05/22/2014 New York NY Hammerstein Ballroom 05/21/2014 New York NY Hammerstein Ballroom 03/13/2014 Auckland Auk Vector Arena 03/12/2014 Wellington Wgn TSB Bank Arena 03/08/2014 Randwick Nsw Royal Randwick Racecourse, Nsw 01/23/2014 Los Angeles CA The Belasco Theater 01/23/2014 Los Angeles CA Belasco Theater Los Angeles
Macklemore Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/31/2013 New York NY Dream Downtown 12/13/2013 New York NY Madison Square Garden 12/12/2013 Seattle WA Key Arena 12/11/2013 Seattle WA Key Arena 12/10/2013 Seattle WA Key Arena 12/07/2013 San Francisco CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 12/06/2013 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 12/05/2013 San Diego CA Valley View Casino Center 12/04/2013 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 12/03/2013 San Jose CA SAP Center 11/30/2013 Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie 11/29/2013 Cedar Park TX Cedar Park Center 11/27/2013 Houston TX NRG Arena 11/24/2013 Miami FL American Airlines Arena 11/23/2013 Tampa FL USF Sun Dome 11/22/2013 Duluth GA The Arena At Gwinnett Center 11/22/2013 Duluth GA Gwinnett Center 11/19/2013 Raleigh NC PNC Arena 11/18/2013 Washington DC Verizon Center 11/15/2013 New York NY The Theater at Madison Square Garden 11/14/2013 New York NY The Theater at Madison Square Garden 11/13/2013 New York NY The Theater at Madison Square Garden 11/11/2013 Syracuse NY Carrier Dome 11/09/2013 Buffalo NY First Niagara Center 11/08/2013 Boston MA TD Garden 11/07/2013 University Park PA Bryce Jordan Center 11/06/2013 Columbus OH Schottenstein Center 11/06/2013 Columbus OH Value City Arena 11/04/2013 Chicago IL UIC Pavilion 11/02/2013 Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 10/31/2013 Decorah IA Luther College 10/30/2013 Des Moines IA Wells Fargo Arena 10/29/2013 Omaha NE CenturyLink Center Omaha 10/26/2013 Salt Lake City UT Maverik Center 10/25/2013 Boise ID Taco Bell Arena 10/24/2013 Missoula MT Adams Event Center 10/23/2013 Spokane WA Spokane Arena 10/22/2013 Portland OR Moda Center 10/09/2013 Assago LM Mediolanum Forum 10/08/2013 Amsterdam Nhl Heineken Music Hall 10/06/2013 Paris Ile Zenith de Paris 10/04/2013 Stockholm Sto Annexet 10/04/2013 Stockholm Globens Annex 10/02/2013 Oslo 03 Sentrum Scene 10/01/2013 Copenhagen 147 Tap 1 09/29/2013 Frankfurt HE Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt 09/28/2013 Dortmund Westfalenhalle/B1 09/26/2013 Stuttgart BW Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle 09/24/2013 Warsaw Poland Torwar 09/23/2013 Warsaw Poland Torwar 09/22/2013 Paris Ile Zenith de Paris 09/21/2013 Paris Ile Zenith de Paris 09/20/2013 Zurich ZH Hallenstadion 09/20/2013 Zurich ZH Komplex 457 09/18/2013 Amsterdam Nhl Heineken Music Hall 09/17/2013 Brussels Bru Forest National 09/15/2013 Dublin D The O2 - Dublin 09/14/2013 Dublin D The O2 - Dublin 09/13/2013 Glasgow Glg O2 Academy Glasgow 09/12/2013 Manchester Lancashire O2 Apollo Manchester 09/11/2013 Birmingham W Mids O2 Academy Birmingham 09/10/2013 London London O2 Academy Brixton 09/09/2013 London London O2 Academy Brixton 08/31/2013 Philadelphia PA Ben Franklin Parkway 08/31/2013 Saint Paul MN Minnesota State Fair Grandstand 08/09/2013 Squamish BC Loggers Sports Grounds 08/08/2013 Squamish BC Loggers Sports Grounds 08/08/2013 Edmonton AB Shaw Conference Centre 08/07/2013 Calgary AB Big Four Building 08/07/2013 Calgary AB BMO Centre 08/06/2013 Saskatoon SK SaskTel Centre 08/03/2013 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 08/02/2013 Montreal QC Parc Jean-Drapeau 08/02/2013 Toronto ON Echo Beach 07/11/2013 Mariaville Lake NY Indian Lookout Country Club 06/15/2013 Bridgeview IL Toyota Park 06/15/2013 Manchester TN Manchester Farm 06/13/2013 Manchester TN Manchester Farm 06/08/2013 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 06/07/2013 Englewood CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre 06/01/2013 Houston TX Eleanor Tinsley Park 06/01/2013 Philadelphia PA Festival Pier at Penn's Landing 05/27/2013 London Lnd O2 Shepherds Bush Empire 05/26/2013 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 05/20/2013 New York NY Roseland Ballroom 05/18/2013 Baltimore MD Pimlico Race Track 05/10/2013 London London O2 Academy Brixton 05/09/2013 San Jose CA SAP Center 05/08/2013 Napa CA Napa Valley Expo 05/04/2013 Eugene OR Matthew Knight Arena 05/03/2013 Moscow ID Kibbie Dome 04/28/2013 Rochester NY Gordon Field House 04/20/2013 Grand Junction CO Delta Quad at CMU 04/19/2013 Boulder CO Balch Fieldhouse 04/08/2013 Harrisonburg VA Warren Hall 04/07/2013 Washington DC George Washington University 04/05/2013 Sioux Falls SD Augustana College 03/30/2013 San Bernardino CA San Manuel Amphitheater 03/29/2013 Anchorage AK William A Egan Civic And Convention Center 03/28/2013 Stockton CA Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium 03/23/2013 West Lafayette IN Elliott Hall of Music 03/22/2013 Winston-Salem NC Winston-Salem Fairgrounds 03/19/2013 East Lansing MI Jack Breslin Student Events Center 03/08/2013 St George UT Hansen Stadium 02/23/2013 Wellington San Francisco Bath House 02/22/2013 Wellington San Francisco Bath House 02/14/2013 Brisbane Qld Coniston Lane 02/01/2013 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Macklemore Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/31/2012 Honolulu HI The Republik 12/10/2012 San Francisco CA The Regency Ballroom 12/08/2012 Salt Lake City UT The Depot 12/07/2012 Fort Collins CO Aggie Theatre 12/06/2012 Denver CO Ogden Theatre 12/05/2012 Omaha NE Slowdown 12/04/2012 Des Moines IA People's Court 12/02/2012 Iowa City IA Blue Moose Tap House 12/02/2012 Omaha NE Slowdown 12/01/2012 Minneapolis MN First Avenue 11/30/2012 Minneapolis MN First Avenue 11/29/2012 Madison WI Barrymore Theatre 11/28/2012 Chicago IL House of Blues 11/27/2012 Lansing MI The Loft at Harem 11/25/2012 Cleveland OH House Of Blues Cleveland 11/24/2012 Detroit MI Saint Andrews Hall 11/21/2012 New York NY Irving Plaza 11/20/2012 New York NY Irving Plaza 11/18/2012 New Haven CT Toad's Place 11/17/2012 South Burlington VT Higher Ground 11/16/2012 South Burlington VT Higher Ground 11/15/2012 Boston MA House of Blues Boston 11/14/2012 Philadelphia PA Theatre of Living Arts 11/13/2012 Washington DC 9:30 Club 11/11/2012 Charlottesville VA Jefferson Theater 11/10/2012 Asheville NC The Orange Peel 11/09/2012 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle 11/08/2012 Atlanta GA Masquerade 11/08/2012 Atlanta GA The Masquerade 11/07/2012 Orlando FL Plaza Theatre 11/07/2012 Orlando FL Plaza Live (SOLD OUT) 11/04/2012 New Orleans LA The Parish at House of Blues 11/04/2012 New Orleans LA House of Blues New Orleans 11/03/2012 Houston TX House of Blues - Houston 11/03/2012 Houston TX House of Blues - Houston 11/01/2012 Dallas TX House of Blues Dallas 11/01/2012 Dallas TX Hob Dallas 10/30/2012 Albuquerque NM Launchpad 10/28/2012 Tempe AZ Club Red 10/27/2012 Los Angeles CA Fonda Theatre 10/27/2012 Los Angeles CA The Fonda 10/26/2012 Santa Ana CA The Observatory 10/25/2012 San Diego CA House of Blues San Diego 10/24/2012 Santa Cruz CA The Catalyst 10/23/2012 Arcata CA Kate Buchanan Room 10/21/2012 San Francisco CA The Fillmore 10/20/2012 Eugene OR McDonald Theatre 10/19/2012 Bend OR Midtown Music Hall 10/18/2012 Boise ID Knitting Factory - Boise 10/17/2012 Missoula MT The Wilma Theatre 10/16/2012 Spokane WA Knitting Factory Concert House 10/14/2012 Vancouver BC Vogue Theatre 10/12/2012 Seattle WA WaMu Theater 10/11/2012 Portland OR Crystal Ballroom 09/27/2012 Oslo 03 Bla 09/26/2012 Stockholm Hamburgerbors 09/25/2012 Copenhagen Lille Vega 09/23/2012 Hamburg HH Markthalle Hamburg 09/21/2012 Amsterdam ?? Melkweg 09/20/2012 Paris Ville De Paris La Maroquinerie 09/19/2012 Dublin D The Academy 09/18/2012 Manchester Lan Manchester The Deaf Institute 09/17/2012 London Lnd Kings College London Chapel 09/17/2012 London Wsm Goldsmiths Students' Union 09/07/2012 San Francisco CA The Regency Ballroom 06/23/2012 Denver CO Westword Music Showcase 04/11/2012 Boulder CO Fox Theatre 04/09/2012 New York NY Best Buy Theater
Macklemore Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 12/17/2011 Salt Lake City UT In The Venue 12/16/2011 Denver CO Bluebird Theater 12/15/2011 Omaha NE The Waiting Room 12/14/2011 Minneapolis MN Varsity Theater 12/13/2011 Chicago IL Lincoln Hall 12/10/2011 Toronto ON Mod Club Theatre 12/08/2011 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club 12/06/2011 New York NY Bowery Ballroom 12/05/2011 Baltimore MD Baltimore Soundstage 12/04/2011 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle 12/03/2011 Atlanta GA Drunken Unicorn 11/30/2011 Dallas TX Trees 11/29/2011 Austin TX Emo's Austin 11/23/2011 West Hollywood CA The Troubadour 11/22/2011 San Diego CA Epicentre 11/20/2011 San Francisco CA Slims 11/19/2011 Eugene OR Wow Hall 11/17/2011 Spokane WA The Service Station 11/04/2011 Yakima WA Capitol Theatre 08/13/2011 San Francisco CA Golden Gate Park 04/30/2011 Boulder CO Fox Theatre 03/08/2011 West Hollywood CA The Viper Room 03/07/2011 San Francisco CA Cafe Du Nord