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 Crypto.com 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, oklama.com, and on ticketmaster.com and livenation.com. 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, Crypto.com Arena
Thursday, September 15: Los Angeles, Crypto.com Arena