kendrick lamar tour 2018
Kendrick Lamar, who performed at Rihanna’s 3rd Annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on Sept. 14, 2017 in New York City, announced his The Championship Tour on Monday. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Clara Lionel Foundation

Kendrick Lamar is grabbing some friends and hitting stages all across North America later this year on his newly-announced The Championship Tour. Top Dawg Entertainment, the record label Lamar belongs to, is the mastermind behind these concerts, which is why all of the other performers at the shows are from the same label.

The rapper, who dropped his latest album “Damn” in 2017, will be joined on tour by labelmates Sza, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SiR and Lance Skiiiwalker, with the shows starting on May 4 in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the Rogers Arena and finishing up a little over a month later on June 16 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the KeyBank Pavilion.

An American Express cardmember pre-sale begins on Tuesday at 10 a.m. local time and will run until Thursday at 12 p.m. local time. Tickets for the general public will go on sale on Friday at 12 p.m. local time.

See the tour dates for Kendrick Lamar’s 2018 The Championship Tour below:

  • May 4 - Vancouver, British Columbia at Rogers Arena
  • May 5 - Seattle, Washington at White River Amphitheatre
  • May 6 - Portland, Oregon at Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
  • May 8 - Oakland, California at Oracle Arena
  • May 10 - Los Angeles, California at The Forum
  • May 13 - San Diego, California at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
  • May 14 - Phoenix, Arizona at Ak. Chin Pavilion
  • May 15 - Albuquerque, New Mexico at Isleta Amphitheater
  • May 17 - Dallas, Texas at Starplex Pavilion
  • May 18 - Austin, Texas at Austin360 Amphitheater
  • May 19 - Houston, Texas at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman
  • May 22 - Tampa, Florida at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
  • May 23 - West Palm Beach, Florida at Coral Sky Amphitheatre
  • May 25 - Atlanta, Georgia at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
  • May 26 - Raleigh, North Carolina at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
  • May 27 - Virginia Beach, Virginia at Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
  • May 29 - New York, New York at Madison Square Garden
  • May 30 - Wantagh, New York at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
  • June 1 - Bristow, Virginia at Jiffy Lube Live
  • June 2 - Hershey, Pennsylvania at Hersheypark Stadium
  • June 3 - Buffalo, New York at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
  • June 5 - Boston, Massachusetts at Xfinity Center
  • June 7 - Hartford, Connecticut at XFINITY Theatre
  • June 8 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at BB&T Pavilion
  • June 9 - Saratoga Springs, New York at Saratoga Performing Arts Center
  • June 12 - Toronto, Ontario at Budweiser Stage
  • June 13 - Detroit, Michigan at DTE Energy Music Theatre
  • June 15 - Chicago, Illinois at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
  • June 16 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at KeyBank Pavilion