We are doing a free SURPRISE show in SEATTLE on FRIDAY night at @neumos_ !! The first 500 people in line get in! If you can't be there, watch it LIVE exclusively on @amazonmusic at 9pm PST Friday night. Visit amzn.to/HometownShow for more info. Peace to Amazon Prime Music for partnering with us on this to support local social justice organizations.
It’s now a distant memory, but not so long ago a rapper named Kanye West live-streamed the world premiere of his new album, The Life of Pablo. It was kind of a big deal — thousands in attendance, even more watching at home. And as with all big deals, it was bound to an act copied or the very least, pounced on for inspiration.
Cue: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
The hip-hop duo that you either love or hate — or tolerate or simply ignore — is doing a scaled-down version of Kanye’s event Friday in their hometown of Seattle, Washington. And by scaled-down, we mean “an intimate concert” of roughly five hundred people, as opposed to a packed Madison Square Garden. Although if we’re keeping score they do get a least a point or two for intending on performing tracks off their new album, The Unruly Mess I’ve Made, whereas West merely played them. The album was released earlier in the day on Friday and is the duo’s second album, following up their 2012 Grammy-winning album, The Heist.
The event, taking place at Feb. 26 9 p.m. PST / Feb. 27 midnight EST, will be the first-ever live streamed event for Amazon Music and can be streamed on their site. An Amazon Prime membership is not required to stream the show, but a desktop device is. The stream will only work on said desktop devices. So take that, phones and tablets. Desktop computers are still useful for something!
This Unruly Mess I’ve Made is currently available for streaming purposes.