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[Event] Union Events & Live Nation Proudly Present Macklemore & Ryan Lewis August 2nd @ Echo Beach (Toronto)
On Friday August 2, 2013, Union Events & Live Nation present Macklemore & Ryan Lewis live in concert at Echo Beach in Toronto. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' debut studio album, The Heist managed to sell 78,000 copies in it's first week and since April 2013, the album has sold over 500,000 copies in the United States alone. The album features smash singles such as "Thrift Shop" (5x Platinum) and "Can't Hold Us" (Platinum). With the success these two individuals have experienced, this event will definitely sell out quickly. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 10, but in the meantime you can read our review of The Heist Tour w/ Macklemore & Ryan Lewis November 23rd 2012 @ The Sound Academy (Toronto). What: Union Events & Live Nation Proudly Present Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Where: Echo Beach, 999 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto When: Friday August 2, 2013 Admission: Doors 8:00 PM – All Ages | Advance GA tickets $45.00 + S/C | Advance VIP (19+) $75.00 + S/C from Ticketmaster (TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY MAY 10th AT 10AM)
Traveling the globe from New Zealand to Seattle, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis give us the official video for "Can't Hold Us" featuring Ray Dalton. Pick up your copy of The Heist if you haven't done so already and check out what Ryan Lewis had to say about the project.
It seems like when a music video comes out, the title that receives all of the credit and travels with a film is that of the director. It’s as though the director is the “artist” or “creator” of the music video, when in reality a music video is first a written treatment, produced (putting together ingredients like actors and locations), shot and directed, cut on the editing board and finally color graded. The music might be fine tuned and scored specifically for that film. There are so many variables that are completely equal if not sometimes more complicated than directing, it’s a shame that so much credit comes down to whoever fulfills that position. A director wouldn’t have shit to direct without a producer. A producer would have nothing to produce without a writer, and so forth. For our team, I think it’s even more complicated because roles tend to cross over. We simply don’t work within the conventional hierarchy of the film industry (director, producer, etc.) Sure, people have concrete pre-defined roles based on their expertise, but our team has the remarkable ability to wear multiple hats. Can’t Hold Us was a video that showcased this well. After three months of shooting, finally getting to those last few frames where you reveal the credits, it’s a tense moment. There isn’t exactly a sensible way to do it, if we’re trying to fit people into classic film roles. It leads me to the point that although we do our best to give people titles, this was a video fully created by seven individuals at the forefront. Take any of those people out of the equation, you’d be watching a very different video. I write this in hopes that you don’t fall under the illusion that one person creates a music video, particularly at the Macklemore camp. We are constantly challenging and enhancing each another’s ideas and I take pride in believing that’s the reason we make great videos. – Ryan Lewis
Nardwuar is at SXSW once again, and he's already been plenty busy. After meeting up with Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era earlier this week, he's now released video interviews with Trinidad Jame$, as well as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Both interviews are definitely entertaining, and well worth watching. They're also more than likely not the last of Nardwuar's interviews at SXSW. Check out the interviews below.