LAS VEGAS (December 11, 2017) – Kesha and Macklemore will team up in 2018 for 'The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore' Tour, coming to Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 7 p.m. Presented by Live Nation, the tour follows acclaimed and celebrated eras for both artists. For Kesha, that has included her triumphant latest No. 1 album ‘Rainbow,’ a completely sold-out headlining tour, and two recent GRAMMY® nominations. For Macklemore, ‘Gemini,’ his first solo effort in 12 years, debuted at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 chart, No. 1 on the charts for Rap, R&B/Hip-Hop and Independent Albums and includes Platinum-certified single “Glorious” with the viral video that has been viewed over 95 million times. Macklemore also recently wrapped up a completely sold-out US tour.
Citi® is the official presale credit card for the ‘The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore’ Tour. As such, Citi® cardmembers have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets, which are available beginning Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 12 p.m. PST until Thursday, Dec. 14 at 10 p.m. PST through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
Tickets ranging in price from $39.50 to $125 (not including applicable service charges or fees) go on-sale to the general public starting Friday, Dec. 15 at 12 p.m. PST at livenation.com. M life Rewards members and Live Nation and AXS customers will receive access to a pre-sale Thursday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. PST to 10 p.m. PST. To join the program or for more information, visit mlife.com.
$1 from every ticket sold will be donated on 'The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore' tour. 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, and organization that advances racial and social justice through the M&RL Equity Fund.
Rolling Stone called one of Kesha’s recent live performances in Nashville “one of the most positively uplifting, inclusive concert experiences available in 2017.” Backed by a live band and with her trademark swagger and playful snarl, Kesha will perform a set of her past global hits, her showstopping current single “Praying,” and other songs from ‘Rainbow’ (Kemosabe Records/RCA Records), “an artistic feat” (Entertainment Weekly) for the singer, which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and topped charts in nearly 30 markets worldwide.
Praised by New York Times, Billboard, Vanity Fair and more, as well as ranked #4 in Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Albums of 2017, ‘Rainbow’ earned Kesha the first GRAMMY nominations of her career, with ‘Rainbow’ up for Best Pop Vocal Album and “Praying” getting a nod for Best Pop Solo Performance.
Collectively, Macklemore’s music videos have been viewed over 2.7 billion times and he is one of only two rappers to have a Diamond-certified single. His breakthrough album ‘The Heist’ with producer partner Ryan Lewis earned the duo 4 GRAMMY awards, 5 MTV Awards, 2 American Music Awards and 1 BET Award. In 2016, Macklemore was featured in an MTV special with President Obama about the opioid epidemic in America and was the first US citizen ever to participate in the Presidential Weekly Address.
Kesha and Macklemore also appear together on “Good Old Days” from the rapper’s latest album, ‘Gemini’ (Bendo/Warner Bros.), the duo performed the song together on Ellen earlier this year and at KIIS-FM’s Jingle Ball last week. Watch the Ellen performance here: http://bit.ly/2wVBnOg
More praise for Kesha live:
“Once Kesha takes the stage, it's almost like she's the preacher ready to deliver one hell of an inspirational sermon -- in the happiest, sparkliest church you'll ever witness.” — Billboard
“It was a show punctuated with messages of empowerment and inclusiveness and resilience, full of all-out production and straight-up killer performances that brought the damn house down.”— Nashville Scene
“Kesha proved to be the only rock star we need today.” — NPR Music
“Her current tour is the victory lap we need right now. “ — Mashable
More praise for Macklemore’s ‘Gemini’:
“Powerful” — Rolling Stone
“Uplifting and affirming” — Billboard
“Stirring” — Entertainment Weekly
“It’s clear Macklemore’s in top form” — XXL
About Live Nation Las Vegas:
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About Mandalay Bay:
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is set on 120 lush acres featuring Mandalay Bay Beach, a tropical pool paradise with real sand. The Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning restaurants, exhilarating entertainment, unique shopping, Shark Reef Aquarium and the recently expanded 2-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center combine to make Mandalay Bay a distinctive Las Vegas resort destination. The resort offers three distinct hotel experiences: Mandalay Bay with 3,211 luxurious rooms and suites reflecting a modern tropical ambiance; Four Seasons Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond hotel offering 424 rooms and suites; and the luxury all-suite Delano Las Vegas. Mandalay Bay is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit mandalaybay.com, call toll free at (877) 632-7800 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
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