UPDATE 2: SZA has been temporarily taken off the TDE Championship Tour due to swollen vocal chords. Label boss Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith wrote in a note on Instagram, “We been monitoring her close and this is the reason she missed the Arizona and New Mexico dates. She’ll see the doctor again in a few days and I’ll update you guys on her status. As for the dates she missed, we’ll figure out a way to make it up to you guys.”
UPDATE: Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q and the rest of the Top Dawg Entertainment team start training for their Championship Tour in a goofy new promo video for the upcoming trek. The clip finds ScHoolboy playing golf while SZA steers a cart aimlessly around the links, Lamar teaching Jay Rock how to keep his tennis serve down and Ab-Soul working on his jump shot. The clip closes with the entire TDE crew running drills for scouts and hitting the gym to lift weights in an incredible send-up of training montages.
Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SiR and Lance Skiiwalker will unite for an all-star tour featuring artists from record label Top Dawg Entertainment. “TDE: The Championship Tour” will launch May 4th in Vancouver and conclude June 16th in Pittsburgh. More artists are expected to be announced.
General public tickets go on sale Friday, January 26th at noon local time via Ticket Master. American Express Card Members can purchase pre-sale tickets for select dates from Tuesday, January 23rd at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, January 25th at noon local time.
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CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith founded Top Dawg Entertainment in 2004 and emerged as a cultural force with Lamar’s ascent to critical acclaim. The label’s roster currently features eight signees: the above artists and rapper Isaiah Rashad.
Top Dawg issued two LPs in 2017: Lamar’s fourth album, DAMN., which recently earned seven Grammy nominations; and SZA’s Ctrl, which picked up five nods at this year’s ceremony. The L.A.-based label released R&B singer SiR’s debut record, November, last week.
Lamar and Tiffith curated and produced the soundtrack to Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther film.
Top Dawg Entertainment Tour Dates
May 4 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
May 5 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
May 6 – Portland, OR @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
May 8 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
May 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
May 13 – San Diego, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
May 14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
May 15 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
May 17 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
May 18 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
May 19 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman
May 22 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
May 23 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
May 25 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
May 26 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
May 27 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
May 29 – New York, NY* @ Madison Square Garden
May 30 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Jun 01 – Bristow, VA (DC) @ Jiffy Lube Live
Jun 02 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
Jun 03 – Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jun 05 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
Jun 07 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
Jun 08 – Philadelphia, PA @ BB&T Pavilion
Jun 09 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Jun 12 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
Jun 13 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jun 15 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jun 16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion