Kendrick Lamar announces 'DAMN.' tour
Kendrick Lamar announced a North American summer tour Monday to promote his new album DAMN. The DAMN. tour kicks off July 12 in Phoenix and wraps August 6 in Los Angeles. Travis Scott and D.R.A.M. will open the dates.
Though Lamar has been a mainstay on the festival circuit — he headlined the Sunday nights of Coachella this month — he hasn’t launched a headlining tour of his own since the Kunta’s Groove Sessions in fall 2015. But that tour hit smaller venues; the DAMN. tour is booked for arenas.
Lamar’s tour continues a massively successful month for the 29-year-old Compton, Calif., rapper. Billboard announced on Saturday that his acclaimed fourth full-length DAMN., which dropped on April 14, debuted at No. 1 on its albums chart — and, with 603,000 equivalent album units earned, had the biggest week of any album yet in 2017. And his DAMN. single “HUMBLE.” has enjoyed similar success, debuting at No. 2 on the Hot 100 before dropping to No. 3 in its second week.
Tickets for the DAMN. tour go on sale April 28 here. See the itinerary above.