TDE Announces ‘The Championship Tour’

Kendrick Lamar is about to lead his Top Dawg Entertainment labelmates on “TDE: The Championship Tour.” SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SiR, and Lance Skiiiwalker will be joining K-Dot on the highly-anticipated North American trek, which is set to kick f May 4 in Vancouver.

Produced by Live Nation, the arena jaunt is scheduled to continue through Los Angeles, Houston, New York, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, Toronto, and several other markets, before coming to a close June 16 in Pittsburgh.

Tickets go on sale Friday (Jan. 26) at 12 p.m. local time, but American Express card members will have early access starting Tuesday (Jan. 23) at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday (Jan. 25) at noon local time.

The highly-anticipated tour falls on the heels Top Dawg Entertainment’s forthcoming Black Panther soundtrack, which is being curated by Kendrick, TDE, and label head Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith.

This month, TDE will also be a force at the Grammys, where K-Dot’s DAMN. earned him seven nominations and SZA’s Ctrl earned her five, the most for any woman this year. Both artists are also slated to perform at Music’s Biggest Night.

Jay Rock is slated to release his new album this year featuring “King’s Dead,” the Black Panther collaboration with Kendrick, Future, and James Blake. ScHoolboy Q is working on his Blank Face follow-up, Ab-Soul is coming f Do What Thou Wilt, SiR just released November, and Lance Skiiiwalker is likely prepping the follow-up to 2016’s Introverted Intuition.

See the full tour itinerary below.

TDE: The Championship 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. 1 – Bristow, VA (DC) – Jiffy Lube Live
Jun. 2 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
Jun. 3 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jun. 5 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
Jun. 7 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
Jun. 8 – Philadelphia, PA – BB&T Pavilion
Jun. 9 – 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

*American Express presale