Kendrick Lamar Announces Australian Tour

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Kendrick Lamar is taking his DAMN. tour to Australia this July. The four-city arena tour kicks off at the Perth Arena on the 10th, and will end at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney on the 24th. He will also be performing at “Splendour in the Grass” at North Byron Parklands, featuring other artists such as Lorde, Khalid, and Vampire Weekend, on Sunday 22 July.  The show will be featuring songs from his fourth, best-selling album, “DAMN.”.  This is the first time that Lamar has toured in Australia since 2016. Tickets will be on sale on Monday 30 April.

The Californian rapper, who previously went under the pseudonym K. Dot, released his first album “Section.80” in 2011 with Top Dawg Records. He got his claim to fame after being discovered by the legendary producer, Dr. Dre. Working together, the two released Lamar’s second album “good kid, m.A.A.d City” in 2012. The album was a sensation, featuring hits like ‘Poetic Justice’ featuring Drake, ‘Swimming Pools (Drank)’, and ‘m.A.A.d City’ featuring MC Eiht. His third studio album, “To Pimp A Butterfly”, was released in 2015, and again, was an instant phenomenon.

In addition to his previous successes, Kendrick Lamar dropped “DAMN.” last year. It featured his iconic tracks ‘LOVE’ ‘LOYALTY’, and most noteworthy, ‘HUMBLE’. Due to its success, the album ended up going number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, as well as on the Billboard Year-End chart, and selling 1.3 million copies. In addition, the album went certified double-platinum in 2017. “DAMN.” won a Grammy for Best Rap Album, Album of the Year for the BET Hip Hop Awards, and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album at the American Music Awards. Most noteworthy, the Lamar’s album was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in Music in 2018, which made him the first non-classical or jazz artist to win this award.

 

Kendrick Lamar Australian Tour Dates

10/6 – Perth, WA @ Perth Arena

13/6- Melbourne, VIC @ Rod Laver Arena

15/6 – Adelaide, SA @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre

24/6 – Sydney, NSW @ Qudos Bank Arena

Check out Kendrick Lamar’s official website for tickets HERE.

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