Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar bringing world tour to Tampa

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Kendrick Lamar in the music video for The Heart Part 5, directed and executive produced by Dave Free and Kendrick Lamar. Photograph: Dave Free & Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar is one of the most acclaimed artists on the planet. The brilliance of To Pimp a Butterfly captivated critics and fans alike — and the album was so well-crafted and literary that it became a teaching tool for classrooms. Kendrick Lamar just dropped tour dates in support of his fifth album Mr Morale and the Big Steppers. The tour will make a stop at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Wednesday, July 27.

Support acts on “The Big Steppers Tour” — which has a tagline of “Come help Mr. Morale get out of the box” — is Lamar’s nephew, Baby Keem, on all dates and Tanna Leone, who also appears on the album, on select dates.


General tickets will go on sale May 20 at 10am. You can reserve yours on Amalie Arena’s website.

See Kendrick Lamar live at Amalie Arena

Kendrick Lamar’s new 18-track album features guest collaborations with Ghostface Killah, Kodak Black and Summer Walker. Pharrell Williams is named as a producer on “Mr. Morale.” His last studio album, DAMN, was released in 2017.

Acts such as Kane Brown, Rod Stewart, and Kevin Hart are all set to perform at Amalie Arena this spring and Summer. The Dude Perfect group will also bring their brand of wild sports trick shots to the arena, and WWE Raw is coming to Tampa in July.

Don’t forget, Bolts Brew Fest is happening August 5.

Amalie Arena is located at 401 Channelside Drive.


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