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At last, Kendrick Lamar is ready to hit the road in support of his latest opus, To Pimp A Butterfly. The Compton MC has announced plans for the Kunta Groove Sessions Tour, to take place during the months of October and November.
The eight-city jaunt will see Kendrick accompanied by backing band The Wesley Theory, named after the opening track off To Pimp A Butterfly, along with Black Hippy collaborator Jay Rock. So far, dates have been announced for Atlanta, Dallas, Washington DC, and Oakland, with details for the other four shows expected soon.
Update – October 20th: Kendrick has now announced Kunta Groove Sessions shows for New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, and Cleveland
Additionally, Kendrick’s upcoming tour schedule includes a one-off performance at the Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra as well as a series of radio station festivals.
Kendrick Lamar 2015 Tour Dates:
10/20 – Washington, DC @ Kennedy Center
10/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center (Power 105.1 Presents: Powerhouse)
10/24 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion (106.7 The Beat Presents: The Beat Birthday Bash)
10/25 – Chicago, IL @ United Center (WGCI Big Jam) #
10/27 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle *
10/28 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
10/29 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall *
11/01 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre *
11/02 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
11/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero *
11/04 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues *
11/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum (Real 92.3 Presents: The Real Show) ^
11/10 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *
* Kunta Groove Sessions Tour w/ The Wesley Theory and Jay Rock
# = w/ Future, Meek Mill, Fetty Wap, Rae Sremmurd, Dej Loaf
^ = w/ Future, Jeremih, Fetty Wap, Rae Sremmurd
Watch Kendrick’s video for “Alright”: