Macklemore adds third Showbox show

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at City Arts Fest. Photo by Jason Tang

To slightly paraphrase Mugatu — the evil fashion industry executive played by Will Ferrell in Zoolander — “Macklemore is so hot right now.”

How hot is Macklemore?

Again to steal from the Zoolander universe, this time paraphrasing Marty Ballstein: “Macklemore is so hot right now he could take a crap, wrap it in tinfoil, put a couple fish hooks on it and sell it to Queen Elizabeth as earrings.”

Okay, so that last Zoolander quote was a bit frivolous and unnecessary, but it got my point across. Macklemore is the hottest thing in the local music scene right now that isn’t named the Head and the Heart.

Last week Macklemore sold out not just one, but two nights at the Showbox which is one of Seattle’s biggest-sized clubs. Due to demand a third show has been added to the Showbox’s calendar on Feb. 27 and tickets will go on sale Tuesday at 10 a.m. Also on the bill are Fresh Espresso, Helladope and Canary Sing.

Selling out the Showbox is a pretty big landmark for any local artist and doing it twice in record time (the first show sold out during the presale) is a huge accomplishment for Macklemore and his DJ/producer Ryan Lewis. Since the first two shows sold out there’s a pretty good chance the Feb. 27 show will sell out too so it’s recommended you don’t hesitate to pull the trigger on purchasing tickets if you want to see Macklmore at the Showbox.

Travis Hay

About Travis Hay

Travis Hay is a professional music journalist who has spent the past 13 years documenting and enjoying Seattle's diverse music scene. In 2009 he established Guerrilla Candy and is currently the site's editor and publisher. He has written for various media outlets including MSN Music, the Seattle-Post Intelligencer, Seattle Weekly, Crosscut.com and others and was the founder and former editor of the defunct music site Ear Candy.