Artist Search: Browse by Artist Name
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z #
Macy Gray

Macy Gray Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

Welcome to the official artist page for Macy Gray – your premier destination for the latest concert tickets, tour announcements, and exclusive shows near you. Dive into the music, explore the artist’s reviews and photos, and never miss another concert moment. Stay updated, stay connected, and be the first to grab tickets for an unforgettable musical experience.
On tour No
Followers 178,255
Category Rnb-soul, R&b, Soul, R&b/soul
Similar Artists On Tour
About Macy Gray
“These were songs that I would’ve probably written in another life,” says Macy Gray in her trademark rasp. She’s been asked to identify the common denominator linking the wildly varied songs on Covered, her stunning new collection of cover songs. “And,” she continues, “they’re almost all these kind of dark love songs, which is the mood I’m in right now – to sing these I-wanna-slit-my-wrists-but-I-love-you songs. They already said what I want to say, perfectly.” To the casual music fan, Macy Gray tackling a covers album might seem wholly out of left field – especially since the material she chose to reinterpret is largely drawn from indie rock tunes made over the last decade or so. (Exceptions are Eurythmics’ “Here Comes the Rain Again,” from 1984, and Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters,” from 1992.) But Covered is not your typical covers album. It deftly redefines what such an undertaking is and can be, which makes it very much a Macy Gray project. A gifted songwriter and dazzlingly singular singer, the mom of three teenagers has been overturning fan expectation and industry formula since kicking off her music career with her debut 1999 CD, On How Life Is. That musical calling card spawned the classic single “I Try,” and both the CD and single were massive global hits. They kicked off a career ride that includes two Grammys, two MTV awards, over 15 million units sold, and a thriving acting career. What awards and sales figures fail to illustrate is the depth and breadth of Macy’s artistry. In an industry that is increasingly stifling of real artists, she’s forged her own vision, creating music that leaps genre barriers from experimental soul to alternative rock, from retro-disco to hip-hop. Her artistic integrity and innovativeness has won her fans across the world, including artists such as John Frusciante, Erykah Badu, Gang Starr, Mos Def, and Pharoah Monche, all of whom have collaborated with her. And Covered shows her at a creative peak. Where many such albums are safe, formulaic exercises in reviving standards or jumpstarting jazz warhorses, Macy and producer Hal Willner (Lou Reed, Marianne Faithfull, Laurie Anderson) opted for more biting, contemporary fare. But though they had (and have) a marvelously smooth working relationship, the making of Covered wasn’t without its pause-inducing moments, especially at the beginning of the process. “Before we started recording, recalls Macy, “I got obsessed with Nina Simone’s version of ‘My Way.’ She didn’t worry about what people would think or how they would compare it to anybody else. I saw how she just took that song and every song she ever did, and made them her own. So, I went in with the confidence that we could do whatever we wanted. The result is a collection that wittily reimagines songs that are already much beloved by their target demographic fans. Covered manages to retain the emotional honesty of those songs while artfully reconfiguring the musical contexts, and clearing space for Macy to place her indelible stamp on them. Willner’s and Gray’s “Here Comes the Rain Again,” replaces Eurythmics’ familiar chilled despair with a more palpably vulnerable ache as the music sweeps along moodily and cinematically. Arcade Fire’s “Wake Up” starts off plaintively, and then slowly unfolds into a rousing, genre-bending anthem whose indie rock inflections give way to African flavored percussion and a swooping choir. My Chemical Romance’s “Teenagers” has been subversively overhauled, transformed from an angry adolescent joust about the ways society hamstrings and abuses its youth, to the ways teenagers torture everyone around them – especially their parents. “I remember when ‘Teenagers’ first came out,” says Macy, “and I was struck by this kind of Duke Ellington feel to it. The melody was always such a jazz thing. So when we were talking about this album, I immediately thought about that song. But when I read the lyrics, they didn’t have anything to do with me at all. I got the idea to switch it up and make it more relevant to something that I would say. I re-wrote it from a mom’s point of view. It worked out perfectly; it makes sense both ways.” Sublime’s cover version of “Two Joints” is the inspiration for Macy’s take on it. It’s given a soft reggae undertow and is now (at least in part) a sly, tongue-in-cheek nod toward Macy’s own public persona, and there’s a clever interpolation of the Rare Earth classic, “I Want to Celebrate,” at the song’s end. Radiohead’s iconic “Creep” was lifted by Macy a few years back and integrated into her live set, so longtime fans already think of her as co-owner of it. The studio version takes the tune’s self-flagellation to a new level of emotional brutality. While Macy’s mastery of these songs (and others, including Kanye West’s “Love Lockdown) may surprise people who haven’t been playing close attention, the artistic triumph won’t come as a surprise to longtime fans with discerning ears. They know that the singer-songwriter long ago proved she was capable of everything from moody pop to exuberant disco. But Macy, while justifiably proud of Covered, is also characteristically modest and low-key when assessing it. “It’s cool,” she chuckles. “Everybody just went in and poured their hearts out. It was a really relaxed atmosphere when we were recording, and good things come out of people when they’re in a good atmosphere.”
Follow on Bandsintown
Genres
Rnb-soul, R&b, Soul, R&b/soul
Band members
Macy Gray
Photos
concert photo concert photo concert photo concert photo concert photo
What fans are saying
Roger
3 / 5
It was a good event, despite ordering the Xpodential package and not being able to see Macy Gray after the show.
The Factory In Deep Ellum Dallas, TX
Dec 14, 2023
Cynthia
5 / 5
This was our first time seeing Macy, and she was just as we expected - phenomenal.
The Eastern Atlanta, GA
Oct 15, 2023
Karen
4 / 5
Her voice has not changed over the years and the new songs she debuted were dope!
City Winery New York New York City, NY
Oct 16, 2023
Rachel
5 / 5
Legend Macy Gray, all the way from Los Angeles California - come back soon please
Ronnie Scott's London, United Kingdom
Nov 02, 2023
Jason
4 / 5
Great show, but she was 2 hours late to take the stage with no explanation.
The Eastern Atlanta, GA
Nov 25, 2023
Bardie
5 / 5
Soo good live. One big party. Great venue also.
DE ROMA Borgerhout, Belgium
Jun 03, 2022
Gavin
4 / 5
Amazing gig What a lady -what a singer😘
Cyprus Avenue Cork, Ireland
Jun 16, 2022
Roger
5 / 5
It was a great event, loved her performance!!!
Tiny Room Studios Live Stream
Apr 03, 2022
Scarlett
5 / 5
Awesome performance at City Winery by Macy Gray!
City Winery Atlanta Atlanta, GA
Dec 26, 2018
Monika
5 / 5
Incredible Macy and The California Jet Club
Tvornica kulture Zagreb, Croatia
Nov 01, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions About Macy Gray

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Macy Gray on tour?

No, Macy Gray is not currently on tour and doesn’t have any tour dates scheduled for 2024-2025. Browse related artists and follow Macy Gray for the latest updates on upcoming concert tours.
Artists
Cities