Sponsored by SAC Concerts
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, a duo from Seattle, Washington, have emerged as a premier international hip-hop group known for their electrifying live shows, expertly crafted music, and innovative music videos and media. They have broken new ground by independently releasing their debut full-length album, The Heist, which shot to the #1 slot on iTunes, debuted at #2 the Billboard charts and was certified Gold without the support of a traditional record label. They recently made Billboard history as the first duo to ever send their first two singles to #1 on the Hot 100 chart.
Their new single "Can't Hold Us" is currently #1 on Hot 100 and their breakout, 6x platinum single "Thrift Shop" spent 6 weeks topping the chart with the help of the wildly popular music video (350 million+ views on YouTube) on heavy rotation on BET and MTV. "Same Love", a song and video in support of marriage equality, galvanized young fans and voters and led to live studio performances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Colbert Report. Since releasing The Heist, the duo has garnered attention in Rolling Stone, Billboard, NPR, TIME and GQ, with live performances on VH1, MTV, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live, and the MTV Movie Awards. The most recent music video release for their new hit single "Can't Hold Us", has garnered critical acclaim and over 60 million views, and sees the duo taking their art to new heights.
Please note Costume and Ticketing Guidelines:
• Upon arrival to the Regents Center, each student must present a ticket and a valid student ID. If the name on the ticket does not match the name on the photo ID, concert goers must pay the $25 ticket price at the door. Tickets are non-transferable and reprints will not be accepted.
• Concert goers who wish to wear a costume must dress appropriately (family friendly) in order to enter the building.
• Due to safety and security reasons, no costume props are allowed, clothing may not be bulky, must not exceed the space for more than one person or restrict the vision of others who wish to watch the performance.
• For identification purposes, excessive makeup and masks will not be permitted.
• Students with backpacks, video cameras, cameras, add bags and beverage containers, and inappropriate costumes will not be permitted to enter the facility.
• There is a no re-entry policy. Once individuals use their ticket to enter the facility, they may not leave and return.
• Concert goers may be subjected to visual and physical pat downs by professional security.
• Those entering the facility who are noticeably under the influence will not be permitted to attend the performance.
• Waiting in line prior to 7am on Oct. 31 will not be permitted.
• Doors open at 7:00pm. Dessa opens at 7:30pm.
In order for everyone attending the concert to have an enjoyable evening, we ask that you be respectful of others or you will be asked to leave the venue. Anyone not following the above guidelines will be asked to leave the concert.
From its first track, Dessa’s new full-length Parts of Speech (6.25.13, Doomtree Records) announces itself as something different. The Doomtree veteran and inveterate wordsmith — having proved her mettle in the fields of creative non-fiction, spoken-word and hip-hop — jettisons all genre expectations on “The Man I Knew” and croons a heartbreaking lament to a disintegrating relationship at an explosively-building clip.
From this moment on Dessa — oft–described as “Mos Def plus Dorothy Parker” for the wit and flow shown off on previous solo albums A Badly Broken Code and Castor, The Twin — proves she has truly coalesced as an artist, transcending the restrictions of genre to reveal an astonishing multi-platform voice.
Dessa, born and raised in Minneapolis after her parents met at a Duluth music store, was valedictorian of her high school, eventually skipping a year of college and graduating with honors before she could legally drink. Armed with a philosophy degree, the intrepid Midwesterner spent her nights as a waitress and days writing reference manuals used by doctors in the implantation of pacemakers
Doors open at 7:00pm. Dessa opens at 7:30pm.
Questions? Contact Mary A. Weis, Student Activities Office (SAC), 563-387-1023
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