Kendrick Lamar will headline part of BET's "Music Matters" tour.

UPDATE: Late January 2013

Kendrick Lamar, “aka Benz is to me just a car” (or some he raps on his verse in “F*ckin Problems”) has been having a good year. His major label debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d. city dropped in October 2012, and had the highest first-week hip hop album sales of 2012 (from a male artist), as well as the best-selling debut of the year (from a male artist). The album was also lauded by critics, with Pitchfork’s Jayson Greene giving it a 9.5/10 and praising its “dazzling lyrical virtuosity, slick quotables, (and) pulverizing beats.” Due to its release date, the album is not technically eligible for any 2013 Grammys, but would/will (it better!) be nominated in the 2014 season.

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So what is Kendrick up to now? You ask? After finishing up his stint on BET’s “Music Matters” tour, he headed to Europe where he played to packed crowds in London. From there, he’ll travel through Germany, France and Scandinavian, before returning to the United States to headline the Snowball Music Festival. He’ll also be in New Orleans for Mardi Gras and is scheduled to play at the Governors Ball Music Festival in June in New York. Stay tuned, though, as with this much hype he’s likely to be playing more U.S. festivals and shows come springtime…!

Kendrick Lamar Tickets 2012

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He doesn’t even have a debut album out yet, and already Kendrick Lamar’s recent tour announcement is generating buzz. The Compton-born rapper is scheduled to headline the most recent installment of BET’s “Music Matters” tour for a 23-city lineup beginning this September.

The timing is less than incidental, as Lamar’s much-anticipated major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d. city, is slated to drop in October. Known for independently releasing 2011′s Section.80, as well as for working with several Big Deal Name artists – Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne, for a sampling – K.Dot promises fans will get even more than what they pay for.

“More than a hip-hop show, it’s an experience worth a lifetime,” he humbly offers. To see whether Lamar is worth the hype, self-proclaimed or otherwise, check if he’ll be stopping by a city near you:

Kendrick Lamar Tour Dates 2012

Date City State Venue
1/22/2013 Stuttgart Germany Zapata
1/23/2013 Munich Germany Theaterfabrik
1/24/2013 Milan Italy Magazzini Generali
1/26/2013 Lausanne Switzerland Les Docks
1/27/2013 Marseille France Cabaret Aleatoire
1/28/2013 Lyon France Nankasi Kao
1/29/2013 Paris France Bataclan
1/30/2013 Hollerich Luxembourg M Club
2/1/2013 Berlin Germany Huxleys
2/2/2013 Cologne Germany Live Music Hall
2/3/2013 Brussels Belgium Ancienne Belgique
2/5/2013 Mannheim Germany Maimarkt Club
2/6/2013 Amsterdam Netherlands Melkweg (Old Hall)
2/8/2013 Schuettorf Germany Index
2/9/2013 Hamburg Germany Docks
2/10/2013 Copenhagen Denmark Vega House of Music
2/11/2013 Malmo Sweden KB
2/12/2013 Oslo Norway Rockefeller Music Hall
2/14/2013 Gothenburg Sweden Pustervik
2/15/2013 Stockholm Sweden Muchenbryggeriet
2/16/2013 Helsinki Finland Circus
3/8/2013 Winter Park CO Snowball Music Festival
3/9/2013 New Orleans LA Buku Music/Arts Project & Mardi Gras World

Kendrick Lamar Average Ticket Prices 2012

City State Venue Name Date Avg. Price
Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 8/2/2012 $63.94
San Bernardino CA NOS Events Center 8/18/2012 $214.50
Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 8/25/2012 $238.30
Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 9/1/2012 $255.50

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