Update: 15 cities including Chicago, Miami, Toronto, and Montreal have been added to Kendrick Lamar’s ‘The DAMN. Tour.’ YG and D.R.A.M. are slated to open for Lamar on these new dates. Click here or scroll to the bottom of this post to see the added dates.
Tickets for the new tour dates go on sale on Saturday, May 20 at 10 a.m. local time.
Fresh off closing out the second weekend of Coachella, Kendrick Lamar has announced a North American tour in support of DAMN. This is K-Dot’s first tour since 2015, when he toured in support of To Pimp a Butterfly.
The 17-date arena tour has K-Dot starting out in Phoenix on July 12 and closing out the four week run in his hometown of Los Angeles on August 6.
Openers / What to Expect
Then fast forward to present day. I’m really finna go on tour with THE Kendrick Lamar. AND Laflame.. DAMN.👶🏾 pic.twitter.com/d3EMgLYo6C
— D.R.A.M. (@BIGBABYDRAM) April 24, 2017
Opening for Lamar on ‘The DAMN. Tour’ are Travi$ Scott and D.R.A.M. of “Broccoli” fame. Scott himself is already a bonafide star, but opening up for the biggest artist of 2017 should only increase his popularity.
It’ll also be interesting to see what surprise guests Lamar has in store for his fans. It’s expected that he’ll have other TDE artists and possibly some huge collaborators such as Dr. Dre, Rihanna, Drake, and Snoop show up on any given night. Note that at Coachella, Future and Schoolboy Q joined Lamar on stage.
Aside from guest spots, based off the Coachella shows, there’s likely going to be martial arts references and Lamar as “Kung-Fu Kenny.”
Update (4/28): Tickets are going fast for the Brooklyn show, although we’re still seeing some of the pricier seats available. A secondary market such as Stubhub might be your best bet soon.
Tickets for the general public go on-sale on Friday, April 28 at Ticketmaster with pre-sales starting on Tuesday, April 25 at 10 a.m. local time until Thursday, April 27 at 10 p.m. for American Express cardholders. Given the popularity of DAMN. (the #1 album in the country with the biggest debut of the year with over 600,000 album sales in a week), it’s a given that his shows will quickly sell out so mark your calendars and cross your fingers otherwise you’ll be having to pay the scalpers.
Lamar announced his tour via Twitter and Instagram last night (April 24) at 4 a.m. As of this post date, the Instagram post has over 283,000 Likes while the Tweet has over 50,000 Retweets and nearly 90,000 Likes.
THE DAMN. TOUR pic.twitter.com/RK89UlBayi
— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) April 24, 2017
July 12: Phoenix, AZ, Gila River Arena
July 14: Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
July 15: Houston, TX, Toyota Center
July 17: Duluth, GA, Infinite Energy Arena
July 19: Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
July 20: Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
July 21: Washington, DC, Verizon Center
July 22: Boston, MA, TD Garden
July 23: Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
July 25: Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
July 26: Auburn Hills, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 27: Chicago, IL, United Center
July 29: Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
Aug. 01: Seattle, WA, Tacoma Dome
Aug. 02: Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena
Aug. 04: Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena
Aug. 05: Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
Aug. 06: Los Angeles, CA, STAPLES Center
Aug. 08: Los Angeles, CA, STAPLES Center
Aug. 9: Los Angeles, CA, STAPLES Center
NEW DATES featuring YG and D.R.A.M.
Aug. 11: Anaheim, CA, Honda Center
Aug. 12: San Jose, CA, SAP Center
Aug. 13: Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center
Aug. 16: Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
Aug. 18: Lincoln, NE, Pinnacle Bank Arena
Aug. 19: St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
Aug. 20: Chicago, IL, United Center
Aug. 22: Columbus, OH, Schottenstein Center
Aug. 23: Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
Aug. 24: Montreal, QC, Bell Centre
Aug. 25: Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
Aug. 29: Charlotte, NC, Spectrum Center
Aug. 30: Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
Sept. 1: Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
Sept. 2: Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena