The duo are partnering with Plus One so that a dollar from every ticket purchased on their tour will go to support Equal Justice Initiative, Youth Speaks and the 30/30 Project. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are committed to using their platform and resources to advance issues of equity and justice and are partnering with organizations dedicated to these same values.
Since the release of “Downtown,” just over a month ago, the song has shot to the top of the Billboard and radio charts and marks the duo’s 5th Top 10 hit. The song, which features Eric Nally and Hip Hop pioneers Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee and Melle Mel, has been performed on the VMA’s and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and the video has been viewed over 35 million times on YouTube.
“Downtown” is the first single from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s follow up to their multiple GRAMMY Award winning, platinum selling debut album ‘The Heist.’ Album cut, “Growing Up (Sloane’s Song)” featuring Ed Sheeran was released in August. The song was written before the birth of Macklemore’s first child and is dedicated to his daughter Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty. Stay tuned for more details on the forthcoming album.