Kendrick Lamar Coming to Tampa this September

The mind behind “To Pimp a Butterfly” will ignite Amalie Arena


Kendrick Lamar is an artist on another level. The brilliance of To Pimp a Butterfly captivated critics and fans alike. The album was so acclaimed and well-crafted that it even became a teaching tool for classrooms.

Chart-topping album DAMN furthers Lamar’s lyrical brilliance

Lamar’s DAMN TOUR will make stops in Canada, Houston, NYC, Boston, Denver and Los Angeles this summer. The artist recently announced more dates, with a performance set for September 1 at Amalie Arena.

His latest album, DAMN, remained at the top spot on the Billboard album chart for three straight weeks. Lamar’s supernatural presence, and meta lyricism set him apart from almost any other rapper today.

McCartney, Gaga, Chance the Rapper set to perform at Amalie

For the massive sports/entertainment venue, it’s just one major star after another. Residents were ignited by the news that Sir Paul McCartney will grace the Amalie Arena stage on July 10. Other major announcements include Jim Gaffigan and Lady Gaga.

Tickets for Kendrick Lamar go on sale May 20 at 10am. He’ll be joined by YG and D.R.A.M. on September 1. Visit Amalie Arena’s website for a full rundown of upcoming concerts, which include Iron Maiden on June 11, Chance the Rapper on June 14, Roger Waters on July 11 and the Bolts Brew Fest on August 5.

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is in his third year as Writer/Editor of ThatsSoTampa.com. New York Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III has said of him, “Andrew Harlan has a sharp and discerning eye for detail that deftly captures character and landscape.” He has published fiction and poetry in Sabal and Prime Number Literary Magazine. He graduated with honors from Eckerd College in 2013 with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a minor in Literature. Phone: (727) 896-3435 / Email: andrew@rkc.me