Oakland Arena | Oakland, California
Modern hip-hop’s most groundbreaking artist Kendrick Lamar is finally back on tour, and he’s hitting 39 major cities in his extensive North American trek! This summer, the Oakland Arena welcomes Kendrick Lamar’s Big Steppers tour on Wednesday, 31st August 2022. The Compton-based rapper is slated to perform a specially-curated setlist packed with his colossal hits and monumental tracks from his highly-acclaimed studio albums. Last but not least, the show at the Oakland Arena will also feature Baby Keem as a special guest! If hip-hop is your jam, you better grab your tickets now before it’s too late!
It was not easy to catch Kendrick Lamar doing live shows for the past few years. The generation’s most prolific rapper was last seen headlining the Damn Tour from 2017 to 2018. He also co-headlined a tour with fellow Top Dawg Entertainment artists in 2018. For the next three years, fans would miss the award-winning rapper partially due to the pandemic, as well as Lamar working on his latest release, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. In early 2022, Lamar performed at the prestigious Superbowl Halftime Show, where he shared the stage with legendary hip-hop artists Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, and singer Mary J. Blige. During his set, Lamar performed his 2012 song “m.A.A.D. city” and 2015 single, “Alright.”
Lamar was the newbie among these hip-hop legends, but his place among the greats was not questionable. With almost two decades of a music career, Lamar has earned a lifetime's worth of accolades, including 14 Grammy Awards, 11 MTV Music Video Awards, six Billboard Music Awards, a Brit Award, and many more. Moreover, his lyrical work protests against inequality, racism and cultural prejudice that African-Americans are experiencing have earned him a coveted Pulitzer Prize, making him the only hip-hop artist to achieve such a feat.
For his 2022 tour, Lamar brings along rising star Baby Keem, who recently earned major recognition with the release of his hit single, “Orange Soda.” The 21-year-old rapper, who happens to be Lamar’s cousin, collaborated with the award-winning singer for the 2021 single, “Family Ties.” The song debuted at number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 8 on the Hit R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
Tickets to see Kendrick Lamar and Baby Keem perform at the Oakland Arena are now available!