If, like us, you were bummed that Kendrick Lamar toured in support of his excellent good kid, m.A.A.d city before it actually came out, it probably came as a pleasant surprise when he was announced for this year's Governors Ball, which goes down in NYC this June. But if you don't wanna fork over the cash for a festival, would rather see him at his own show, or simply can't wait that long, you're in luck. Kendrick is on a European tour right now, and upon returning home he's got some US shows on his horizon including a NYC gig at Roseland Ballroom on February 26. Tickets for that show go on "Internet" presale today (1/7) at 10 AM with a general sale starting Friday (2/8) at noon. Anyone know the presale password? UPDATE: The PASSWORD is dazzle.
The NYC show is also part of Metro PCS's 5th anniversary of their "5 Boro Takeover Tour". To quote them, "We've got Kendrick Lamar, French Montana, T.I., Mavado featuring Konshens, and Alicia Keys with Miguel hitting up the boroughs, so stay tuned for more info! Want the first tickets? Stop by the Cipha Sounds live broadcast on Friday from 4-6pm at the Metro PCS on 162 Jamaica Ave in Queens."
A list of updated Kendrick dates and some videos below...
Kendrick Lamar - "Backstreet Freestyle"
Kendrick Lamar - "Swimming Pools (Drank)"
Kendrick Lamar -- 2013 Tour Dates
2/8: Index - Schuettorf, Germany
2/9: Docks - Hamburg
2/10: Vega House of Music - Copenhagen
2/11: KB - Malmo, Sweden
2/12: Rockefeller Music Hall - Oslo, Norway
2/14: Pustervik - Gothenburg
2/15: Muchenbryggeriet - Stockholm, Sweden
2/16: Circus - Helsinki, Fin
2/25: O'Connell Center - Gainseville, FL
2/26: Roselsand Ballroom - New York, NY
3/8: Snowball Music Festival - Winter Park, CO
3/9: Buku Music/Arts Project & Mardi Gras World - New Orleans
3/22: Winston-Salem Entertainment Sports Complex - Winston-Salem, NC
4/1: U of I Main Lounge - Iowa City, IA
4/13: Fest at The Venue - Athens, OH
4/17: Chaifetz Arena - St Louis, MO
4/21: Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell - Lowell, MA
5/11: Sweetlife Festival - Merriweather Post Pavillion Columbia, MD
6/7-9: Governors Ball - Randalls Island New York, NY
6/28: Kanrocksas Music Festival - Kansas City, KS
6/29: STAPLES Center - Los Angeles, CA (BET Experience)