Macklemore and Ryan Lewis “The Heist” World Tour – Tickets – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC – November 13th, 2012

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis "The Heist" World Tour

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis "The Heist" World Tour

With Special Guest Dee-1, Xperience

Tue 11/13/12

7:00 pm

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis "The Heist" World Tour - (Set time: 9:45 PM)
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis "The Heist" World Tour
MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS will release their highly anticipated debut album THE HEIST on Tuesday, October 9th 2012, with the accompanying THE HEIST WORLD TOUR kicking off at Chicago’s famed Lollapalooza Festival. The 65+ city trek includes Europe, the UK, Canada, the US, a handful of major festival appearances, and soon to be added shows in Australia and New Zealand. The tour will also feature a proper homecoming show on Oct12th at the 7,500 capacity WAMU Theatre in Seattle, WA. New Orleans emcee Dee-1 will act as the main support act for the duration of the US portion.

The duo have been hard at work recording THE HEIST since returning home from their last headline tour, in December of 2011. Though taking short breaks from recording to perform at numerous college campuses, festivals, and a recent trek to Europe, the group has remained focused on delivering their fans with the in-demand new album.

THE HEIST is preceded by two EP projects, the VS EP in 2009 and VS Redux in 2010, as well as four highly successful single releases and undeniable music videos. WINGS, a fan favorite and one of the groups’ notable music video releases, is approaching 5 million YouTube views, adding to the more than 20 million views the group has amassed. As an independent team with no current association with a record label, the group has built their brand from the ground up and continues to be completely in-house with their music, art design, photography, merchandise and all other platforms of artistry.

Gaining steady momentum over the last year in particular, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis now hold a singular place in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, emerging as a premier national hip-hop group with numerous career highlights to their name. A genuine lyricist and an electrifying live performer, Macklemore, with his producer Ryan Lewis, havegarnered critical acclaim and an extremely devoted fan base. With Macklemore’s recent national feature on the cover of XXL Magazine’s Freshman Class of 2012, the pair is prepped to reach an even wider audience with the Fall release of THE HEIST.
With Special Guest Dee-1 - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
With Special Guest Dee-1
Xperience - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
From the Volcano "2011 Olympia Best Readers Pick, Artist of the year, and Album of the year. I don't think there's anyone more deserving of this award than Xperience. During 2010 he was by far the most active hip-hop artist in the 360. From people begging him to play with them in Portland and Seattle to being flown out to the Midwest, Xperience has really helped establish a name for Olympia in the hip-hop community. As busy as he was in 2010 - playing shows practically every weekend - XP still managed to make enough time to drop his incredible sophomore album, William the VIII.
Xperience's rapping and singing abilities have landed him a lot of features on other well-known Northwest artists' albums, including a full-length album with Rhymesayers' recording artists Grayskul. Aside from his solo work, XP has also recorded a full-length album with one of the many side projects he works with, Sound Asylum, which consists of himself and fellow Olympians A.K.A. and Compost. While Sound Asylum has put out an album, the even better known Step Cousins (XP and Macklemore) have yet to, but fans have been buzzing about this collab for years. Macklemore and XP have many songs written and recorded together (including a few off Macklemore's first album), but both artists admit with Macklemore living in Seattle and XP staying in Olympia, it definitely makes it a little difficult - especially with the growing success of Macklemore's current work with Ryan Lewis.
Regardless, Xperience will remain a top Olympia hip-hop artist for the near future. But his time in Olympia may come to end at some point - his fan base keeps growing larger and he has massive potential for success in the bigger cities surrounding us.
The bottom line: Soak up as much Xperience as you can in Olympia before you have to take a long drive to see him live.
Venue Information:
9:30 Club
815 V St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001