1. Macklemore announces tour of Australia and New Zealand for May 2024

    Macklemore announces tour of Australia and New Zealand for May 2024

    8 Nov 2023

    MG Live and Frontier Touring are excited to announce multi-platinum & GRAMMY award-winning artist Macklemore will make his highly-anticipated return to Australia and New Zealand with a series of headline shows in May 2024.

    Macklemore will first head to New Zealand for a show at Wellington’s TSB Arena on Wednesday 8 May and Auckland’s Spark Arena on Thursday 9 May. The singer-songwriter will then perform four headline shows in Australia including Hordern Pavilion, Sydney on Saturday 11 May, Melbourne’s John Cain Arena on Wednesday 15 May, Brisbane’s Riverstage on Friday 17 May before rounding out his headline tour with a final show at Perth’s HBF Stadium on Monday 20 May.

    The Telstra Plus (AU only) presale begins on Monday 13 November.  Frontier Members can access presale tickets on Wednesday 15 November from 12noon local, before general public tickets go on sale on Friday 17 November from 10am local. Tickets via

    Last in Australia in 2022, performing the headline slot for the fifth edition of Fridayz Live alongside fellow legendary artists, Akon, TLC & Craig David, Macklemore returned home and bunkered down, working on the release of his first album in six years. Releasing his third solo studio album BEN in 2023, the project includes the single ‘CHANT’ featuring Australia’s very own Tones And I, ‘NO BAD DAYS’ feat. Collett, ‘HEROES’ feat. DJ Premier & ‘MANIAC’ feat. Windser with the rapper, singer & songwriter proving his passion for music and exceptional lyricism once more with critical acclaim and admiration from fans.    

    “Ben is handily his best album” – NME

    “Macklemore’s newest release is one of catharsis and honesty, and one earmarked by the satisfaction that despite the clutter that clouds our lives and upends all sense of normality, Ben Haggerty is still telling his truth”- The Music

    “Macklemore, like you remember him” Ringer

    Consistently touring the BEN project across North America throughout 2023, alongside the hits the fans known and love, Macklemore’s return to Australia will see him perform tracks from the album for the very first time.

    With a total of 13.2 billion combined streams to date, worldwide accolades and critical acclaim, Macklemore is one of the most successful independent artists of the 21st century. GEMINI, Macklemore’s first solo effort in 12 years, was released in 2017 and debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and #3 on the ARIA album chart, featuring Platinum-certified singles, ‘Glorious’ (featuring Skylar Grey) and ‘Good Old Days’ (featuring Kesha). GEMINI followed two releases with producer Ryan Lewis: the multiple-GRAMMY award winning and multi-platinum album, The Heist (which earned three #1 singles in Australia, the 13 x ARIA platinum certified ‘Thrift Shop’, 11 x ARIA platinum ‘Can’t Hold Us’ & 6 x ARIA platinum ‘Same Love’) and 2016 release This Unruly Mess I’ve Made, which featured the 7 x ARIA platinum single ‘Downtown’. Collectively Macklemore’s music videos have been viewed over 5 billion times and he is one of only two rappers to have an RIAA Diamond-certified single for ‘Thrift Shop’.

    A household name with worldwide acclaim and an unforgettable live presence, don’t miss Macklemore’s return to Australia & New Zealand in 2024 for a series of show stopping performances.

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