Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q to Headline TDE's The Championship Tour

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Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q to Headline TDE's The Championship Tour

Starting off the week on a high note, Top Dawg Entertainment (the record label behind To Pimp a Butterfly, Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City and more) has announced The Championship Tour, their first-ever full-label run. Labelmates Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SiR and Lance Skiiwalker will headline the Live Nation event, opening May 4 in Vancouver. More artists are expected to be announced.

Founded in 2004 by Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, Top Dawg Entertainment currently boasts two Grammy-nominated superstars in SZA and Lamar. Both artists are among the most-nominated artists this year, with Lamar acquiring seven nominations and SZA having five. The two will perform live on stage at the awards show airing this Sunday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. EST. TDE has also recently gained notoriety for being the record label behind the Black Panther soundtrack, from which two singles, “King’s Dead” and “All the Stars,” have recently been released.

Tickets for the tour go on sale via ticketmaster.com on Jan. 26 at 12 p.m. local time. American Express members can purchase tickets before the general public for select cities from Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, Jan. 25 at 12 p.m. local time.

The Championship Tour Dates:

May
04 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rogers Arena
05 – Seattle, Wash. @ White River Amphitheater
06 – Portland, Ore. @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
08 – Oakland, Calif. @ Oracle Arena
10 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum
13 – San Diego, Calif. @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
14 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
15 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Isleta Amphitheater
17 – Dallas, Texas @ Starplex Pavillion
18 – Austin, Texas @ Austin360 Amphitheater
19 – Houston, Texas @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman
22 – Tampa, Fla. @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
23 – West Palm Beach, Fla. @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
25 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
26 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
27 – Virginia Beach, Va. @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Bach
29 – New York, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden
30 – Wantagh, N.Y. @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

June
01 – Bristow, Va. (District of Columbia) @ Jiffy Lube Live
02 – Hershey, Pa. @ Hersheypark Stadium
03 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
05 – Boston, Mass. @ Xfinity Center
07 – Hartford, Conn. @ XFINITY Theatre
08 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ BB&T Pavilion
09 – Saratoga Springs, N.Y. @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
12 – Toronto, Ontario @ Budweiser Stage
13 – Detroit, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
15 – Chicago, Ill. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
16 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ KeyBank Pavilion

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