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Kesha, Macklemore Plot Joint 2018 Tour

Pop singer, rapper joining forces for co-headlining, 30-date summer trek

Kesha, Macklemore Plot Joint 2018 TourKesha, Macklemore Plot Joint 2018 Tour

Kesha and Macklemore are joining forces for a co-headlining tour in summer 2018.

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UPDATE: Kesha postponed her spring tour dates in Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Japan after tearing her ACL during a February 9th concert in Dubai. The pop star is undergoing surgery to mend her knee and is expected to be healthy enough to embark on her co-headlining tour with Macklemore this June. 

“It’s my biggest joy in life to share my music with my fans all over the world, but I have to follow my doctors orders and undergo surgery so I can get ready to give it my all on my summer tour and beyond,” Kesha said. “Moving these dates is making me sick with sadness, but I tried to will this injury away and unfortunately it didn’t work. I love you all and I’ll work every single day, as hard as I can, to recover and get back on stage as soon as possible. I’m so sorry and sending love always.”

Kesha and Macklemore will unite for a co-headlining North American tour in summer 2018. The nine-week, 30-date trek kicks off June 6th in Phoenix, Arizona and concludes August 5th in Tampa, Florida.

A pre-sale for U.S. tickets runs from Wednesday, December 13th at noon local time through Thursday, December 14th at 10 p.m. local time through the Citi Private Pass program. General tickets go on sale Friday, December 15th at noon local time via Live Nation. One dollar from each ticket purchase will benefit charities of the artists’ choosing: Kesha will donate proceeds to RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network), and Macklemore will work with PLUS1 and donate to M&RL Equity Fund, an organization that “advances racial and social justice.”

The duo announced the “Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore Tour” with a goofy promo video. In the clip, Macklemore outlines his plan to become a “rollerblading coach” before Kesha shows up and convinces him to team up for the jaunt. 

Both artists issued new LPs in 2017: Kesha released Rainbow, her third album and first in five years; and Macklemore released the solo project Gemini, his second record without longtime musical partner Ryan Lewis.

“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

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