Are you ready for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis... with Rick Ross and Wiley?
What’s On has details of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi on April 25, including support acts ticket information, prices and release dates.
Macklemore and Lewis may sound like a firm of solicitors but these two hip hop stars are as far removed from an office full of pinstripe suits as it’s possible to be.
The pair have won four Grammy Awards since bursting onto the scene last year with their number one hit Thrift Shop, in which they rapped about leopard mink and flannel zebra ‘jammies’.
They then proved they were no one-hit wonder when they followed it up with their second number one, Can’t Hold Us, as well as Same Love and White Walls all taken from their acclaimed debut album The Heist.
The duo kickstarted their world tour on February 28 in Australia, where they played 11 shows before seven more across New Zealand, Malaysia, China, Japan and the Philippines up to March 26.
Hailing from Seattle, the pair are well known for the outlandish videos and general tone of the rap lyrics, with fun at the very centre of everything they do. For example, their biggest hit – Thrift Shop – calls for clothing donations from fans’ grandfathers and jokes about how cheap his faux-fur jacket cost him. In ‘And We Dance’, Macklemore dresses in a glittery one-piece, complete with Pat Cash-style wig.
As well as Best New Artists, the pair scooped ‘Best Rap Album’ for ‘The Heist’, ‘Best Rap Song’ and ‘Best Rap Performance’ (both for ‘Thrift Shop’) at this year’s Grammys.
They’ll be supported by British grime star Wiley, who said, “Macklemore and Lewis have come on the scene and are making a big impact. We share the same ideas about creating different sounds but remaining true to our underground roots. It’s going to be a special show.”
Also on the bill is American heavyweight Rick Ross, who was last seen in the UAE performing at Festival City in October. The rapper is best known for his 2006 jam ‘Hustlin’
Friday April 25
Du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 7pm, Dhs295. Tel: (800) 86823. Taxi: Du Arena. thinkflash.ae