Kendrick Lamar announces US tour, prepares for northern hemispheral domination

Kendrick Lamar announces US tour, prepares for northern hemispheral domination

He wrote a song about three of my favorite things — swimming pools, drinking, and bad decisions (some people might call them “regrets” but man, that’s a downer) — sloshed his way into our hearts/ears, and now he’s going on a world tour for a while. Okay, so maybe Europe and the US aren’t quite “the world.” But from February 8 to June 29, Kendrick Lamar is gonna own the Northern Hemisphere, as the man has just announced additional tourdates that head straight into the USA.

The new crown prince of Rapland is in Germany and Denmark this weekend, and by the end of the month he’ll be kicking off the US leg of his tour in Gainesville, Florida. The man who gave us “Swimming Pools (Drank)” will be repping his major label debut good kid, m.A.A.d city (TMT Review) at colleges, ballrooms, and awkwardly named festivals (sorry, Kanrocksas) across the lower 48. He’ll also be doing his thang at New York’s Governors Ball music festival in June, along with Kanye, Erykah Badu, The XX, Crystal Castles, Nas, Grizzly Bear, and about a million other representations of music’s finest.


02.08.13 - Schuettorf, Germany - Index
02.09.13 - Hamburg, Germany - Docks
02.10.13 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega House of Music
02.11.13 - Malmo, Sweden - KB
02.12.13 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller Music Hall
02.14.13 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Pustervik
02.15.13 - Stockholm, Sweden - Muchenbryggeriet
02.16.13 - Helsinki, Finland - Circus
02.25.13 - Gainesville, FL - O’Connell Center
02.26.13 - New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
03.08.13 - Winter Park, CO - Snowball Music Festival
03.09.13 - New Orleans, LA - Buku Music/Arts Project & Mardi Gras World
03.22.13 - Winston-Salem, NC - Winston-Salem Entertainment Sports Complex
04.01.13 - Iowa City, IA - U of I Main Lounge
04.13.13 - Athens, OH - Fest at The Venue
04.17.13 - St. Louis, MO - Chaifetz Arena
04.21.13 - Lowell, MA - Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell
05.11.13 - Columbia, MD - Sweetlife Festival - Merriweather Post Pavillion
06.07-09.13 - New York, NY - Governors Ball
06.28.13 - Kansas City, KS - Kanrocksas Music Festival
06.29.13 - Los Angeles, CA - STAPLES Center - (BET Experience)

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