Kesha and Macklemore to Perform at the Walmart AMP
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, December 11, 2017 – The Walmart AMP is excited to announce another addition to the 2018 Cox Concert Series. The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore at the Walmart AMP on Monday, June 25, 2018. Gates open at 5:30 pm, and the show starts at 7 pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 15 at noon.
Ticket prices range from $36 to $100.50 plus applicable fees. Purchase four lawn tickets at the same time to take advantage of the “LAWN 4-PACK” with a discounted ticket price of $31 each. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office in Fayetteville, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting www.amptickets.com.
The tour follows acclaimed and celebrated eras for both artists. For Kesha, that has included her triumphant latest #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 #2 on the Billboard 200 chart, #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.
$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 United States. 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 show stopping current single “Praying,” and other songs from Rainbow (Kemosabe Records/RCA Records), “an artistic feat” (Entertainment Weekly) for the singer, which debuted at #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 four Grammys, five MTV Awards, two American Music Awards and one BET Award. In 2016, Macklemore was featured in an MTV special with President Obama about the opioid epidemic in America and was the first U.S. 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.
Watch the tour trailer here: https://youtu.be/MVyJZfFH9GI.
The Walmart AMP (Arkansas Music Pavilion), a Walton Arts Center venue since February 2011 is Arkansas’ premier outdoor concert venue. The AMP has presented headlining concerts for the past 12 years, including rock, country and pop. In its permanent home in Pinnacle Hills at 5079 W. Northgate Rd., Rogers, Ark., the Walmart AMP has the largest outdoor stage house in Arkansas.