Multi-diamond certified, GRAMMY® award winning artist Macklemore today unveiled the first leg of The Ben Tour, along with the official album artwork and pre-order/add/save link for Macklemore’s forthcoming studio full-length titled BEN, to be released on March 3rd, 2023.
The 19-date European stretch, produced by Live Nation, kicks off on Monday 3rd April at Dublin’s 3Arena, before the global hit-maker brings his electrifying show to cities in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark before wrapping in Oslo, Norway on Tuesday, 9th May. See full list of dates below. Stay tuned for additional 2023 shows to be announced soon.
The highly anticipated return to European stages comes after a huge year for Macklemore. Hot off the heels of his latest release ‘FAITHFUL’ feat. NLE Choppa, and accompanying Las Vegas stadium-fillers Imagine Dragons on their North American tour, 2022 also marked the 10-year anniversary release of his multiple GRAMMY® Award winning album ‘The Heist,’ which spawned two #1 singles; the Diamond-certified “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us.”
The official music video for his latest track ‘FAITHFUL’ ft. NLE Choppa is also out now. Directed by John C. Peterson and with his wife Tricia Davis as the creative director, the video cleverly depicts the dark forces of addiction and stars both Macklemore and NLE Choppa. Watch HERE.
Listen to ‘FAITHFUL’ ft. NLE Choppa HERE.
Multi-platinum and GRAMMY® award winning artist Macklemore has made history with a combination of commercial success, critical acclaim, and international appeal. With a total of 12.8 BILLION COMBINED STREAMS to date, Macklemore is one of the most successful independent artists of all time. Macklemore has recently released two new singles as part of a new album campaign, set for release in 2023. With undeniable triumphant energy and a soaring chorus from viral artist Tones and I, “CHANT” delivers the motivating emotion synonymous with Macklemore’s most beloved records. “MANIAC” (featuring Windser) is the latest single released, a catchy earworm that is currently #34 on the US Top 40 radio chart.
‘GEMINI’, Macklemore’s first solo effort in 12 years, was released in 2017 and debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and #1 on the charts for Rap, R&B/Hip-Hop, and Independent Albums, featuring Platinum-certified singles, “Glorious” (featuring Skylar Grey), “Good Old Days” (featuring Kesha), and “Marmalade” (featuring Lil Yachty). ‘GEMINI’ followed two releases with producer Ryan Lewis: the multiple-GRAMMY award winning and 5X platinum album, ‘The Heist’ (which spawned two #1 singles, the Diamond-certified “Thrift Shop” and the newly diamond-certified “Can’t Hold Us”) and 2016 release “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made”, which featured the Platinum-certified single “Downtown“. Collectively Macklemore’s music videos have been viewed over 3 BILLION times and he is one of only two rappers to have a Diamond-certified single (“Thrift Shop”). Macklemore is one of only 20 artists to have earned two RIAA diamond certifications.
A lifelong Seattle resident, Macklemore has always believed in using his platform, resources, and creative pursuits to have an impact on racial and social justice issues. Macklemore is a co-founder of The Residency, a hip hop and youth development program that has become one of the preeminent opportunities for young aspiring artists in the region. Drawing on his personal battles with drugs and alcohol, Macklemore has consistently used his art and platform to raise awareness around issues of addiction and recovery. In 2016 he was featured in an MTV special with President Obama about the opioid epidemic in America and was the first non-administration official ever to participate in the Presidential Weekly Address.
In 2021, Macklemore launched Bogey Boys, a golf and lifestyle clothing brand that has gained quick momentum and made waves in the golf and fashion worlds. In September 2021, Macklemore launched the Bogey Boys Flagship along with Goose Magees Vintage Mall on Capitol Hill in Seattle. He is a co-owner of the Seattle Sounders, of Major League Soccer and Seattle Kraken, of National Hockey League. He currently serves on the board of directors for MusiCares, The Residency and The Underground Museum in LA.