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First Amazon, now Microsoft: Macklemore visits Redmond for private Windows 10 concert

It seems that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are the band of selection for Seattle tech giants this summer time.

After performing final month at a private concert for thousands of employees at CenturyLink Subject, the Seattle rap group was in Redmond at present for a Microsoft-sponsored concert celebrating the launch of Windows 10.

RT My first WINDOWS LAUNCH PARTY. #macklemore #WINDOWS10 #MICROSOFTEDGE #seattlesummers #corporatelife #microsoft #…

— Jughead Jones III (@heyitsjughead) August 11, 2015

Macklemore @Microsoft #Windows10shipParty

— deepakku (@deepakku) August 11, 2015

Your common Monday afternoon at Microsoft = Macklemore concert.

— Alexander Weiss (@alexanderweiss) August 11, 2015

#Microsoft #Windows10 ship get together! #macklemore ftw!

— Steve Teixeira (@stevetex) August 11, 2015

#Macklemore on the #Microsoft #Windows10 staff get together!

— Vishnu Nath (@VishnuNath) August 11, 2015

We shipped Win10 and we got Macklemore!! #Microsoft #macklemore

A video posted by Daisy C (@daiccucu) on Aug 10, 2015 at 9:12pm PDT

Microsoft Windows 10 ship party with @macklemore & @ryanlewis!! ???? #Microsoft #Windows10 #Macklemore #RyanLewis #WorkParties

A photograph posted by Gabriella (@gabriiellaaa__) on Aug 10, 2015 at 9:05pm PDT

  The ceiling can’t hold us. #macklemore   A video posted by Saul Gomez (@saulricardo91) on Aug 10, 2015 at 8:55pm PDT  


Wanz, the 54-year-old who sings the hook on “Thrift Store,” was additionally on stage. As we detailed in a profile of Wanz last week, the musician spent 11 years working for Microsoft as a software program take a look at engineer.  


Wanz was tearing it up at the #macklemore concert today! He also was a Microsoft engineer, which is sweet. A photograph posted by Adam Avery (@adamlovesmoonshine) on Aug 10, 2015 at 8:42pm PDT

Macklemore additionally sang “Growing Up,” a brand new single he launched final week about having his first baby, for the primary time at a dwell concert.

Macklemore sang “Rising Up” on the Microsoft Win10 launch get together in Redmond tonight, mentioned it was the primary time he has carried out it dwell.

— Paul Buxton (@paulbux) August 11, 2015

Apparently there was additionally limitless beer:

Macklemore celebrated Windows 10 launch with us! It was epic!!! Also, unlimited beer!!

A photograph posted by Erik Bergstrom (@eriksb88) on Aug 10, 2015 at 7:16pm PDT

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis aren’t any strangers to acting at concert events hosted by tech corporations, having performed for Amazon final month, at a private T-Mobile party last year, and one other concert for AT&T at CES in 2014. Microsoft-related occasions appear to be a frequent cease for the duo, who’ve performed at launches for Xbox One and bodily Microsoft Stores prior to now. The track “Can’t Maintain Us,” was additionally the soundtrack for Microsoft’s campaign in 2013.

As for Windows 10, Microsoft launched its latest working system two weeks in the past. Windows 10 is available as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and Windows 8 customers for the following yr.

Try all our Windows 10 coverage here.

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