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.
Tickets will go on sale Monday, April 30, please refer to times below. For complete tour and ticketing details, visit livenation.co.nz
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’. 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 Magazineand 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.
DUNEDIN FORSYTH BARR STADIUM TUESDAY JULY 17
AUCKLAND SPARK ARENA THURSDAY JULY 19
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