When Macklemore & Ryan Lewis came to the House of Blues Dallas in November 2012, they were less than a month removed from the release of their album, The Heist. Thanks to the ubiquitousness of their hit song "Thrift Shop," they are making a capacity upgrade for their return, with a November 30 concert at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie.
The collaboration between rapper Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis has earned its fair share of both fans and detractors. Some say that his songs are full of good messages and are just plain fun, while others claim a white guy from a relatively privileged background shouldn't be praised for rapping about buying secondhand clothes.
Whatever side of that debate you fall on, there's no denying Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' popularity. They released their album independently, and it has been certified gold, selling more than 500,000 copies.
Their first two singles, "Thrift Shop" and "Can't Hold Us" both went to No. 1 on the Billboard charts, and "Same Love" seems destined for the same fate. They also recently won a Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Song of the Year.