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Kendrick Lamar announces Detroit concert after dropping first album in five years

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Kendrick Lamar will play the Little Caesars Arena on Aug. 14.Live Nation Entertainment

Hours after releasing his hotly anticipated new album “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers,” rapper Kendrick Lamar announced he will perform in Detroit this summer.

The Compton rapper will play the Little Caesars Arena on Aug. 14 as part of his 38-city, five-month “Big Steppers” world tour.

Las Vegas rapper Baby Keem, Lamar’s cousin, whose show at Saint Andrews Hall in Detroit earlier this year resulted in the theater’s floors needing to be replaced, will open the show.

Tickets for the show will go on sale May 20 at 12 p.m. through his website, oklama.com.

The Big Steppers Tour will be Lamar’s first since 2018, when he played the DTE Energy Music Theatre.

Lamar’s new album, “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers,” is his first in five years.

Lamar is the latest artist to announce Detroit stops for later this year.

Lil Nas X announced last month that he would kick off his Long Live Montero tour with two shows at The Fillmore in Detroit on Sept. 6 and Sept. 7.

Lizzo will have her biggest homecoming show yet on Oct. 6, playing the Little Caesars Arena as part of her Special Tour. She previously played Detroit in 2019 at Saint Andrew’s Hall and at the Mo Pop Festival.

Kendrick Lamar’s The Big Steppers Tour dates

North American leg

July 19 – Oklahoma City, Okla. – Paycom Center

July 21 – Austin – Moody Center

July 22 – Houston – Toyota Center

July 23 – Dallas – American Airlines Center

July 24 – Miami – Rolling Loud

July 27 – Tampa, Fla. – Amalie Arena

July 29 – New Orleans – Smoothie King Center

July 30 – Atlanta – State Farm Arena

July 31 – Nashville – Bridgestone Arena

Aug. 2 – Charlotte – Spectrum Center

Aug. 4 – Washington, D.C. – Capital One Arena

Aug. 5 – Brooklyn, N.Y. – Barclays Center

Aug. 6 – Brooklyn, N.Y. – Barclays Center

Aug. 7 – Long Island, N.Y. – UBS Arena

Aug. 9 – Philadelphia – Wells Fargo Center

Aug. 10 – Boston – TD Garden

Aug. 12 – Toronto – Scotiabank Arena

Aug. 13 – Toronto, Scotiabank Arena

Aug. 14 – Detroit – Little Caesars Arena

Aug. 16 – Columbus, Ohio – Schottenstein Center

Aug. 18 – Milwaukee – Fiserv Forum

Aug. 19 – Chicago – United Center

Aug. 20 – Minneapolis – Xcel Energy Center

Aug. 21 – Kansas City – T-Mobile Center

Aug. 23 – Denver – Ball Arena

Aug. 24 – Salt Lake City – Vivint Smart Home Arena

Aug. 26 – Portland, Ore. – Moda Center

Aug. 27 – Seattle – Climate Pledge Arena

Aug. 28 – Vancouver, B.C. – Rogers Arena

Aug. 30 – Sacramento – Golden 1 Center

Aug. 31 – Oakland, Calif. – Oakland Arena

Sept. 1 – Oakland, Calif. – Oakland Arena

Sept. 6 – San Diego – Viejas Arena at San Diego State University

Sept. 7 – Anaheim, Calif. – Honda Center

Sept. 9 – Las Vegas – T-Mobile Arena

Sept. 10 – Phoenix – Footprint Center

Sept. 14 – Los Angeles – Crypto.com Arena

Sept. 15 – Los Angeles – Crypto.com Arena

International leg

Oct. 7 – Amsterdam – Ziggo Dome

Oct. 10 – Prague – O2 Arena

Oct. 11 – Berlin – Mercedes-Benz Arena

Oct. 13 – Hamburg – Barclays Arena

Oct. 15 – Copenhagen – Royal Arena

Oct. 17 – Stockholm – Avicii Arena

Oct. 19 – Oslo – Telenor Arena

Oct. 21 – Paris – Accor Arena

Oct. 24 – Stuttgart – Scheleyerhalle

Oct. 25 – Zurich – Hallenstadion

Oct. 26 – Laussane – Vaudoise Aréna

Oct. 28 – Antwerp – Sportpaleis

Oct. 30 – Cologne – Lanxess Arena

Oct. 31 – Frankfurt – Festhalle

Nov. 2 – Glasgow – OVO Hydro

Nov. 3 – Leeds – First Direct Arena

Nov. 4 – Newcastle – Utilita Arena

Nov. 5 – Birmingham – Utilita Arena

Nov. 7 – London – The O2

Nov. 8 – London – The O2

Nov. 13 – Dublin – 3Arena

Nov. 16 – Manchester – AO Arena

Dec. 1 – Perth – RAC Arena

Dec. 4 – Melbourne – Rod Laver Arena

Dec. 8 – Sydney – Qudos Bank Arena

Dec. 12 – Brisbane – Entertainment Center

Dec. 16 – Auckland – Spark Arena

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Andrew Roth is a freelance reporter and photojournalist in Michigan covering politics, technology, culture and their intersection. Andrew has had bylines in news outlets like the Detroit News, Michigan Advance and Flint Beat. He was named one of the best political reporters in Michigan by the Washington Post and his work has been cited by outlets like Bloomberg, Endgadget, Daily Kos and others. You can follow him on Twitter at @RothTheReporter and @RothsReviews, and on Instagram at @RothTheReporter.

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