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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis w Home Brew/Summer Thieves/Max Dad-E: SOLD OUT

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis w Home Brew/Summer Thieves/Max Dad-E: SOLD OUT

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When:

  • Thu 21 Feb ’13, 8:00pm

Where:

Forsyth Barr Stadium, 130 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin

Restrictions:

R16

Ticket Information:

  • Students: $55.00
  • Public: $65.00

Related Artists:

Macklemore, Home Brew, Ryan Lewis

Acclaimed Seattle hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis make their debut NZ appearance this February, stopping in at Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium on the 21st.

Macklemore (known to his mother as Ben Haggerty) has been a mainstay on the Seattle hip hop scene since his high school days, but his obsession with the genre began much earlier. From a ridiculously young age Haggerty and his friends would make each other mix-tapes of tracks their tender ears should probably have not been listening to.

Haggerty's social conscience was awakened by the de-facto segregation he witnessed at his own high school and adjoining neighbourhoods. Realising that police only ever fired their guns 'in the hood', he began working in a juvenile correctional facility as part of their music therapy program.

But his own life has not been without its struggles. An addiction to prescription painkillers led to a fallow period in the mid 2000s, but when he cleaned up in 2008 he began collaborating with Ryan Lewis which led to the eventual release in 2012 of their highly acclaimed album The Heist, which floored critics and reached #1 on the US and Australian iTunes sales charts.

The Heist is not only notable for stellar sales but also for its impassioned lyrics about everything from gay rights ('Same Love'), consumerism ('Wings') sobriety and relapsing ('Starting Over') and even his own discomfort with 'white privilege' ('A Wake'), aided and abetted by Ryan Lewis' ' vast, daring and layered production'. Together they have created something truly unique - a instant party-starter that also makes you think.

The Superpass tickets provide entry to all Orientation events
(N.B: toga party is only for first year students).
Note: It is an R16 event. There is a drinking area but this is restricted.

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