Kendrick Lamar set for NZ tour

  Kendrick Lamar performing at Auckland City Limits at Western Springs Stadium, Auckland - Saturday March 19th, 2018 - Photos by Doug Peters

Kendrick Lamar performing at Auckland City Limits at Western Springs Stadium, Auckland - Saturday March 19th, 2018 - Photos by Doug Peters

One of the most critically acclaimed and successful hip hop artists of our time Kendrick Lamar has today announced his New Zealand tour in support of fourth album Damn. The 2018 Pulitzer Prize and twelve-time GRAMMY Award winning artist will make his highly anticipated return to our shores for two shows in July performing at Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium and Auckland’s Spark Arena, as well as to headline the sold-out Splendour in the Grass festival in Byron Bay.

Lamar is once again riding high on the New Zealand charts with his #2 smash hit soundtrack album Black Panther: The Album and collaborations with SZA (‘All the Stars’), The Weeknd (‘Pray for Me’) – both 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.

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 DAMNsolidified his standing as one of the world’s greatest artists. Featuring the huge singles ‘Loyalty’ (feat. Rihanna), ‘Love’ (feat. Zacari) and ‘Humble’. 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.

Kendrick Lamar

Tuesday July 17th: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

Thursday July 19th: Spark Arena, Auckland

AUCKLAND TICKETS ON SALE 12PM  MONDAY, APRIL 30

DUNEDIN TICKETS ON SALE 1PM MONDAY APRIL 30

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.kendricklamar.com & www.livenation.co.nz