Kendrick Lamar is coming to a college near you and you probably can’t see him

Kendrick Lamar is coming to a college near you and you probably can't see him

Kendrick Lamar has had a very busy year so far but that’s bound to happen when your major label debut is nearly universally acclaimed, getting as much praise from the hip-hop press as you do from that magazine in your dentist’s waiting room. Hell, we liked good kid, m.A.A.d city, too (TMT Review). The young Mr. Lamar is keeping the ball rolling, making his way to college campuses across the country, bringing Dim Mak boss/DJ Steve Aoki along for a bunch of the shows (via the ‘Fork).

A lot of the shows are private functions/students-only so make sure you, dear reader and Kendrick Lamar superfan, read the dates carefully before rolling up to your local university with a 30 rack of Natty Ice poured into a CamelBak and a desire to party. He doesn’t even list half the dates on his own website, so good luck pinning down all the details. I like the dates where a city is listed and it just says “Private”. Sounds mysterious.

This story makes me pine for my college days; standing alone in the back at a party, on the verge of blacking out off cheap whiskey and even cheaper beer, thinking the ladies will take my creepy silence as brooding stoicism, navigating vomit-lined trails back to the dorms, etc. Ah, good times.

Anyway, here’s where Lamar is going to be playing:

04.04.13 - Boca Raton, FL - Florida Atlantic University #
04.05.13 - Atlanta, GA - Private #
04.06.13 - Atlanta, GA - Georgia State University
04.07.13 - Tallahassee, FL - Florida State #
04.09.13 - Orlando, FL - University of Central Florida *
04.10.13 - Charlotte, NC - University of North Carolina-Charlotte
04.11.13 - Columbus, OH - Ohio State University * #
04.12.13 - Auburn Hills, MI - Oakland University (Meadowbrook Music Festival) * #
04.13.13 - Athens, OH - Ohio University (#fest) *
04.14.13 - Buffalo, NY - University of Buffalo *
04.17.13 - St. Louis, MO - Chaifetz Arena *
04.18.13 - Kent, OH - Kent State University *#
04.19.13 - Storrs, CT - UConn *#
04.21.13 - Lowell, MA - Tsongas Center *
04.22.13 - State College, PA - Bryce Jordan Center
04.23.13 - Fairfax, VA - Private #
04.24.13 - Durham, NC - Duke University *#
04.25.13 - Williamsburg, VA - William & Mary
04.26.13 - New Britain, CT - Central CT State *
04.27.13 - Cortland, NY - SUNY Cortland *
04.28.13 - Waltham, MA - Private #
04.29.13 - Newark, DE - University of Delaware
04.30.13 - Greensboro, NC - North Carolina A&T
05.01.13 - Fairfield, CT - Fairfield University #
05.03.13 - Ithaca, NY - Private #
05.04.13 - Watertown, NY - SUNY Jefferson
05.11.13 - Columbia, MD - Sweetlife Festival
05.04.13 - Gulf Shores, AL - Hangout Beach Music and Arts Festival
05-17.13 - San Diego, CA - Sun God Festival
06.07.13 - New York, NY - Randall’s Island (Governors Ball)
06.29.13 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center (BET Experience)

* Steve Aoki
# closed to the general public/students-only

• Kendrick Lamar: http://www.kendricklamar.com
• Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope: http://topdawgmusic.com

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