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Kendrick Lamar Announces ‘The Big Steppers’ Tour, Including Concert at San Diego State University

Kendrick Lamar won’t wait long to promote his first album in five years, “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers,” which will be released today and is one of the most anticipated albums of 2022 for many fans.

The Los Angeles native – who won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for his 2017 album, ‘DAMN’. — will kick off its “The Big Steppers Tour” on July 19 at the Paycom Center in Oklahoma City.

The 37-concert trek will include a show Sept. 6 at San Diego State University’s Viejas Arena. It will wrap up its North American leg in Los Angeles with performances September 15-16 at Arena (formerly known as Staples Center). A European tour will follow.

Lamar hasn’t toured since 2019. His most recent performance in the San Diego area was in 2018 at what is now the North Island Credit Union Amphitheater in Chula Vista.

Opening acts for all The Big Steppers Tour dates will be Baby Keem and Tanna Leone.

Keem, the 2022 Grammy Award winner, is Lamar’s 21-year-old cousin. Both Leone and Keem record for pgLang, Lamar’s record label and media company.

Both are also featured on Lamar’s new album, which is actually a double album. Other guests on “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers” range from Pharrell Williams and Ghostface Killah to The Alchemist and Beth Gibbons of Portishead.

Tickets for “The Big Steppers Tour” will go on sale to the general public on May 20 at noon local time on Lamar’s website,, and on and A presale will take place on the same websites starting Thursday at 10 a.m. local time and is open to everyone.

Ticket prices for Lamar’s concert in San Diego are between $59 and $129 each, plus service charge.

Kendrick Lamar 2022 Tour Dates

Tuesday, July 19: Oklahoma City, Okla., Paycom Center

Thursday, July 21: Austin, TX, Moody Center ATX

Friday, July 22: Houston, TX, Toyota Center

Saturday, July 23: Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center

Wednesday, July 27: Tampa, Florida, Amalie Arena

Friday, July 29: New Orleans, Louisiana, Smoothie King Center

Saturday, July 30: Atlanta, Georgia, State Farm Arena

Sunday, July 31: Nashville, Tennessee, Bridgestone Arena

Tuesday, August 2: Charlotte, NC, Spectrum Center

Thursday, August 4: Washington, DC, Capital One Arena

Friday, August 5: Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center

Saturday August 6: Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center

Sunday, August 7: Long Island, NY, UBS Arena

Tuesday, August 9: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Wells Fargo Center

Wednesday, August 10: Boston, Mass., TD Garden

Friday, August 12: Toronto, Ontario, Scotiabank Arena

Saturday, August 13: Toronto, Ontario, Scotiabank Arena

Sunday, August 14: Detroit, Michigan, Little Caesars Arena

Tuesday, August 16: Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center

Thursday, August 18: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Fiserv Forum

Friday, August 19: Chicago, Illinois, United Center

Saturday, August 20: Minneapolis, Minnesota, Xcel Energy Center

Sunday, August 21: Kansas City, Missouri, T-Mobile Center

Tuesday, August 23: Denver, Colorado, Ball Arena

Wednesday, August 24: Salt Lake City, Utah, Vivint Arena

Friday, August 26: Portland, Oregon, Moda Center

Saturday August 27: Seattle, Washington, Climate Pledge Arena

Sunday August 28: Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena

Tuesday, August 30: Sacramento, Golden 1 Center

Wednesday, August 31: Oakland, Oakland Arena

Thursday, September 1: Oakland, Oakland Arena

Tuesday, September 6: San Diego, Viejas Arena at San Diego State University

Wednesday, September 7: Anaheim, Honda Center

Friday, September 9: Las Vegas, Nevada, T-Mobile Arena

Saturday, September 10: Phoenix, Arizona, Footprint Center

Wednesday, September 14: Los Angeles, Arena

Thursday, September 15: Los Angeles, Arena