Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis to perform in Dublin
Updated: 29 January 2014
The mutli-GRAMMY Award winning duo will head to Dublin in July for a huge performance at Marlay Park where they will be joined by Ellie Goulding.
The summer performance follows on from their European tour last autumn.
Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis tour dates
Marlay Park, Dublin (10)
About Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis
Comprising of rapper Macklemore, real name Ben Haggerty, and DJ/Producer Ryan Lewis the pair landed the limelight when they released their debut album The Heist in 2012. It debuted at No.2 in the Billboard 200 before reaching the No.1 spot.
Despite what seemed instant success in the charts it was a grassroots beginning for the band who built a huge following through social media.
Macklemore teamed up with Ryan Lewis in 2010. It was after Macklemore had been trying to make it on his own under the guise of Professor Macklemore since 2000. As a solo artist he created a strong local following with his debut album, The Langue of My World.
The pairing proved to be a winning combination. Their Vs. Redux EP landed them a number of hits that were heavily shared across social sites including Otherside, My Oh My and Can’t Hold Us.
In 2012 they independently recorded, produced and released The Heist. It landed the No.1 spot on iTunes on the day of the release. The Heist was then nominated for the Album of the Year and took home the award for Best Rap Album at the 56th GRAMMY Awards.
One of their most notable singles from the album is their LGBT rights track Same Love that features the vocals from Mary Lambert. They performed the song at this year’s GRAMMY Awards while 33 couples were married during the performance.
Following their GRAMMY performance Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will perform a massive show at Dublin’s Marlay Park in July with none other than Ellie Goulding.