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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis announce tour for this January!

TICKETS ON-SALE NOW HERE: http://www.macklemore.com/shows

Jan 9, Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
Jan 13, Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall
Jan 15, Thackerville, OK @ WinStar Casino
Jan 16, Houston, TX @ The Revention Music Center
Jan 19, Miami, FL @ Fillmore Miami Beach
Jan 20, Orlando, FL @ Dr Phillips Center
Jan 22, Richmond, VA @ Altria Theater
Jan 23, Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater
Jan 27, Washington, DC @ Dar Constitution Hall
Jan 29, Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theater
Jan 30, Nashville, TN @ Grand Ole Opry
Jan 31, Louisville, KY @ Palace Theater
Feb 2, Detroit, MI @ Fox Theater
Feb 3, Muncie, IN @ Ball State
Feb 4, Peoria, IL @ Bradley University
Feb 5, Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom

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I wish that I could say that I was in a “better place” when I found out the news. It would make for a far more polished and respectable story. But I think back to that night: praying on the floor at 2am as Tricia went to the bathroom to take the pregnancy test I’d just purchased from Walgreens. I was scared. Scared to start working on new music. Scared of trying again and failing. Scared of the process of staring at myself through a page and seeing someone that I wasn’t proud of. Someone that I didn’t like. Someone that wasn’t ready to be a dad.

I’ve always had some make-believe image in my head of who I would be as a father. I held on to clear expectations of where I wanted be in my career, my age, my level of self-care, and my maturity. I basically assumed that I’d have it all together. But in actuality the hypothetical “dad” version of me looked completely different than the man whose heart was beating out of his chest on the carpet, praying to a god or spirit I hadn’t talked to in months. When Tricia walked out of the bathroom, I knew. And I knew I had to change.

5 months later we were recording in a remote cabin away from the density that is Seattle. I was finally having fun in the studio for the first time in years. Songs were getting made, finally. I was going back to the city once a week to attend a birthing class with Tricia. When I got back to the cabin the next day, Ryan had made a new beat that would eventually become the song you’re listening to. Half of it is advice about growing up. The other half is trying to figure out how to grow up myself.

When you try to escape yourself, life has an interesting way of creating situations that force you to come back. To look at who you are. This is why “Growing up” felt like the right song to re-emerge with. It’s where I’ve been the last year, through all the ups and downs. We didn’t want to do a big campaign or anything over the top with this. We just wanted to put out good music, directly to the people that have been here since the beginning. Thank you for your patience. Hope you enjoy.

And if you’re wondering…

Our daughter, Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty was born 2 months ago on May 29th. There is nothing like the joy and happiness that comes from bringing a baby into this universe. She has filled my heart in ways that I never knew were possible. She is the love of my life. This song is for her.

– Ben

Performed by Macklemore
Produced by Ryan Lewis
Featuring Ed Sheeran

Written by: B. Haggerty; R. Lewis; E. Sheeran; J. Karp; O. Arunga; J. Rawlings

Bass by Joshua “Budo” Karp
Piano by Joshua Rawlings and Joshua “Budo” Karp
Guitar by Ryan Lewis and Joshua “Budo” Karp
Trumpet by Owuor Arunga
Trombone by Greg Kramer
Vibraphone by Susan Pascal
Group Vocals by Deshe’ Brooks, Tanisha Brooks, Sherri Charleston, Josephine Howell, Dana Jackson, Karma Johnson, Russell Leonce, Shaunyce Omar, Sally Reavis, Austin Rickel, Francisca Shaw, Maelu Strange and Liah Walker

Macklemore Publishing (BMI)
Ryan Lewis Publishing (BMI)
Gutterfunk (ASCAP)
Arunga Music (BMI)
Joshua Rawlings (ASCAP)
Tyler W. Andrews (ASCAP)

Ed Sheeran Limited and Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK)
Ed Sheeran appears courtesy of Asylum Records UK Ltd

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Check out Talib Kweli talking about Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, after being on the road with them for the past few months.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis bring you their 2013 Fall World Tour Documentary series presented by Buffalo David Bitton. This is episode 03 of 05. The series brings you behind the scenes and on-stage during their 90-date World Tour.

Catch us on tour now at home in the USA. Tickets and show info at http://www.macklemore.com/shows

Episode 3 was…

Directed by Jason Koenig

Edited by Johnny Valencia & Jason Koenig

Shot by

Ryan Haug & Joel Clare MOVI
Nick Mahar
Chris Duerkopp Steadicam
Johnny Valencia
Zoe Rain
Jason Koenig
Greg Kramer

Produced by
Honna Kimmerer

Assistant Producer
Jenny Koenig

Production Assistant
Mitchell Overton

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are managed by Zach Quillen

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Win AMA's and Plan To Return To Studio in 2014

After winning awards over Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar and Lil Wayne at the AMA’S, Macklemore sits down with Rolling Stones for this interview about returning to the studio to follow up “The Heist”.

Read full interview here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/macklemore-and-ryan-lewis-plan-return-to-the-studio-in-2014-20131125

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis bring you their 2013 Fall World Tour Documentary series presented by Buffalo David Bitton. This is episode 02 of 05. The series brings you behind the scenes and on-stage during their 90-date World Tour. Episode 02 captures a day in the life with us, including a stop at the costume shop, watching the Seahawks game, singing Happy Birthday, and a call from 2 Chainz.

Catch us on tour now at home in the USA. Tickets and show info at http://www.macklemore.com/shows

Episode 02 was…

Directed by Jason Koenig & Johnny Valencia

Edited by Johnny Valencia

Shot by Chris Duerkopp, Nick Mahar, Zoe Rain, & Johnny Valencia

Produced by Honna Kimmerer

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are managed by Zach Quillen

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Ryan Lewis Wins Billboard Magazine's #1 Top Producer of 2013

“In Australia they’re called “op shops.”

Thanks to his international smash hit, and six-week Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper “Thrift Shop,” Ryan Lewis, 25, has newfound knowledge of and appreciation for thrifting culture around the world. Wherever Lewis and Macklemore, the rapper and his key collaborator, travel in support of their platinum debut album, “The Heist,” fans unfailingly regale the Seattle duo with tales of their own adventures in second-hand clothes shopping — a pastime with unexpectedly universal appeal.” Read the whole article at http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/5748015/billboards-top-producers-of-2013-1-ryan-lewis

Other producers on the list included Joey Moi, The Smeezingtons