Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are going on a
“camping trip” — an eight-stop late-summer tour of venues around
Washington — which includes an Aug. 31 stop at the
Admiral Theatre in
Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. May 20 — and sold out in less
than an hour despite limited advance publicity — for the show, part
of a tour that also will make stops in Spokane, Yakima, Walla
Walla, Enumclaw, Olympia, Hoquiam and Bellingham. The shows were
announced by Macklemore and the Admiral on their respective Web
sites and social media outlets only when the ticket sale began.
According to Admiral general manager Brian Johnson, Macklemore
wanted to keep advance notice of the shows to a minimum,
publicizing them only at the last minute on social media. The
theaters involved in the tour were allowed to post their own
notices only after the ticket sales had begun.
“I couldn’t even tell my staff about it until yesterday,”
Johnson said. “They wanted to do the shows in small venues for
their true fans.”
The “Thrift Shop” guys finish a long summer tour with a show in
Jakarta, Indonesia on Aug. 13, but will be back in action just 10
days later for the “Camping Trip” swing, which begins Aug. 23 at
the Bing Crosby Theater in Spokane. Following the Admiral stop,
there’s one more campsite in Bellingham before they return to
Seattle to headline the Bumbershoot music and art festival Sept.
Other shows on the “Camping Trip” include the Seasons
Performance Hall in Yakima Aug. 24, Main Street Studios in Walla
Walla Aug. 25, the Chalet Theatre in Enumclaw Aug. 27, the Capitol
Theatre in Olympia Aug. 28, the 7th Street Theatre in Hoquiam Aug.
29 and the Wild Buffalo in Bellingham Aug. 31.
General admission tickets for the Admiral show and the others on
the tour were $20. The Admiral business office was closed during
the morning hours (staffers probably were girding for a night
shift, with the Kingston Trio in town). The ticket office closed as
soon as the last of the “Camping Trip” tickets were sold. Maximum
capacity for the show is 999.
Information: 360-373-6743, admiraltheatre.org