Macklemore announces Australian tour

Macklemore

Rapper Macklemore gestures to the crowd as he performs on stage before the NRL grand final between the Melbourne Storm and the North Queensland Cowboys at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Sunday, October 1, 2017. (AAP Image/David Moir) 

US rapper Macklemore has announced an Australian tour, just days after his performance at the NRL grand final.

He will return in February to perform in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne after his triumphant pre-match performance in Sydney on Sunday.

Macklemore performed his gay marriage anthem, Same Love, at the rugby league grand final, despite objections from conservative commentators.

 

Undeterred by the controversy, the rapper called out "equality for all" at the end of the song, and tweeted after the show the performance had been one of the greatest honours of his career.

 

He will return Down Under with music from his solo album Gemini which is at number 3 on the ARIA album charts. It features the singles Glorious and Good Old Days featuring Kesha. 

Macklemore had success in partnership with DJ and producer Ryan Lewis, the pair released two albums together and had hits with tracks such as Thrift Shop and Downtown.

TOUR DATES

February 2 - Riverstage, Brisbane

February 3 - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney

February 6 - Festival Hall, Melbourne

Tickets go on sale October 10

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