One of the most critically acclaimed and successful hip hop artists of our time KENDRICK LAMAR has today announced an Australian tour in support of his fourth album DAMN.. The 2018 Pulitzer Prize and twelve-time GRAMMY Award winning artist will make his highly anticipated return to our shores in July for a series of arena shows in Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney, and to headline the sold-out Splendour in the Grass festival in Byron Bay.
Lamar is currently riding high on the Australian charts with his #2 smash hit soundtrack album Black Panther: The Album and collaborations with SZA (All the Stars), The Weeknd (Pray for Me) and Skrillex (Humble) – all top 5 hits. As well as his chart domination, Lamar made history earlier this month to become the first ever popular music artist to take out the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for music.
Tickets for all shows on sale Monday 30 April. See below for local on sale times. For complete tour and ticketing details, visit livenation.com.au
Having recently taken the DAMN. tour across the UK and Europe, set lists were built from Kendrick Lamar’s multi-Platinum selling catalogue, including good kid, m.A.A.d city (2012) – featuring Swimming Pools (Drank), and Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe – To Pimp A Butterfly (2015) – featuring King Kunta, Alright, i – and compilation album untitled unmastered.
Kendrick Lamar’s fourth studio album DAMN. solidified his standing as one of the world’s greatest artists. Featuring the huge singles Loyalty (feat. Rihanna), Love (feat. Zacari) and Humble – which took out the #1 spot on triple j’s Hottest 100 – Pitchfork called DAMN. “a widescreen masterpiece of rap”, with The Guardian saying it’s “brilliant, sharp-edged storytelling from an artist at the top of his game,” awarding it 5 stars. DAMN. became Kendrick’s third album to surpass 1 million album sales in the US (joining To Pimp A Butterfly and good kid, m.A.A.d city.) and earned him a staggering five GRAMMY Award wins from a total of seven nominations.
With 13 billion Spotify streams, 12 Grammy awards, and over 6 million album sales worldwide under his belt, Kendrick Lamar has an incredible reach that surpasses many of his peers. He was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME Magazine and in the best 10 rappers of all time by Billboard, amongst other accolades. Lamar most recently curated and produced the soundtrack for Marvel Studios blockbuster Black Panther, which he worked on during the DAMN. tour in the United States last year.
Perth: Perth Arena, Tuesday July 10 (Tickets go on sale 2pm on Monday April 30)
Melbourne: Rod Laver Arena, Friday July 13 (Tickets go on sale 1pm on Monday April 30)
Adelaide: Entertainment Centre, Sunday July 15 (Tickets go on sale 3pm on Monday April 30)
Sydney: Qudos Bank Arena, Tuesday July 24 (Tickets go on sale 12pm on Monday April 30)