It’s only April, but it’s fair to assume that Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN will go down as one of the year’s best albums. Just ask Kung Fu Kenny’s mother.
Lamar is inarguably our greatest active rapper, and in the same way everyone should pay to watch LeBron James (who’s a fan) do what he does better than any other living human at least once, you’d be a fool not to see K-Dot while he’s at the peak of his powers. Luckily, following a victory-lap performance at Coachella, he’s hitting the road this summer with Travis Scott and D.R.A.M.
The tour begins in Phoenix, Arizona, on July 12 and wraps up on August 6 in Los Angeles, California, at the Staples Center, a 30-minute drive from where Lamar grew up, in Compton. In-between, they’ll visit Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Washington, Boston, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, Vancouver, Oakland, and Las Vegas. (Sorry, Whitefish, Montana — you were left out again.) Here are the dates, cities, and venues.
07/12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena
07/14 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
07/15 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
07/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Infitinite Energy Arena
07/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
07/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
07/21 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
07/22 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
07/25 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
07/26 – Aurburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Aurburn Hills
07/27 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
07/29 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
08/01 – Seattle, WA @ Tacoma Dome
08/02 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
08/04 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
08/05 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
08/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
American Express card-holders can acquire their pre-sale tickets from April 25 at 10 a.m. until April 27 at 10 p.m. on Ticketmaster, while everyone else will have to wait until April 28. You’re going to want to buy one (or nine) quick. Remember Drake losing his sh*t to “Goosebumps”? That could be you to “DNA.”