Kesha announces 2018 joint tour with Macklemore (minus Ryan Lewis)
Get ready for “The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore.”
If that name suggests an upcoming Saturday morning kid’s TV show or a new music-fueled amusement park attraction, guess again.
Pop singer Kesha and rapper Macklemore are teaming up for a 2018 summer tour, apparently minus Macklemore’s longtime musical partner, Ryan Lewis.
The nine-week North American concert trek begins June 6 in Phoenix and concludes Aug. 5 in Tampa. Three California cities are included in the itinerary — Chula Vista’s Mattress Firm Amphitheatre on June 12, Mountain View’s Shoreline Amphitheatre on June 14 and Los Angeles’ The Forum on June 8.
All tour dates and ticket information appear below.
This will mark Kesha’s first San Diego show since her September performance at the KAABOO Del Mar festival. She also performed in July at the 2016 edition of San Diego Pride, the annual LGBT celebration at Marston Point in Balboa Park.
Kesha and Macklemore performed a song together earlier this month at a concert in Los Angeles that appears to have served as an unofficial prelude to their upcoming tour.
One dollar from each ticket sold for “The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore” tour will be donated to charity.
Kesha will donate her proceeds to RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network), the largest anti-sexual assault organization in the U.S.
Macklemore will donate his proceeds to M Plus1, an organization that advances racial and social justice through the M&RL Equity Fund.
Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday at ticketmaster.com and livenation.com. A pre-sale for Citi card holders begins Wednesday, followed by an array of other online pre-sales..
Tickets for Kesha and Macklemore’s June 12 Mattress Firm Amphitheatre concerts are price from $30.50 to $126 each, plus service charges.
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