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The Damn Tour[1] (stylized as The DAMN. Tour) is a concert tour by American rapper and songwriter Kendrick Lamar, in support of his fourth studio album, Damn (2017). The tour's North American leg began on July 12, 2017, in Glendale, Arizona and ended on September 2, 2017, in Miami. The European leg of the tour started on February 7, 2018, in Dublin and concluded on March 5, 2018, in Berlin. A third leg with shows in Oceania is set to begin on July 10, 2018 in Perth, and to end on July 24, 2018 in Sydney.

The Damn Tour
Tour by Kendrick Lamar
The DAMN. Tour.jpg
Promotional poster for the tour
Associated album Damn
Start date July 7, 2017 (2017-07-07)
End date July 25, 2018 (2018-07-25)
Legs 3
No. of shows
  • 35 in North America
  • 17 in Europe
  • 9 in Oceania
  • 61 in total
Attendance 700,746 (52 shows)
Box office $62.7 million (52 shows)
Kendrick Lamar concert chronology
  • Kunta Groove Sessions Tour
    (2015)
  • The Damn Tour
    (2017)
  • The Championship Tour
    (2018)

According to Pollstar, The Damn Tour grossed $41.4 million with 452,387 tickets sold in 36 shows only in North America.[2]

Contents

BackgroundEdit

Following a pair of Coachella gigs and a performance at Quebec City Summer Festival, the rapper will bring his new album on the road in the summer of 2017. The first announcement had 17 dates across North America slowly adding to 20 after adding shows in Brooklyn and Los Angeles having Travis Scott and DRAM as the opening acts.[3] The second announcement added 15 shows having YG as the opening act.[4] On September 30, he added a leg of European dates to the tour.

Set listEdit

This set list is representative of the show on July 12, 2017 in Glendale. It is not representative of all concerts for the duration of the tour.[5]

Special guests

Lamar performed duets with musical guests on some dates of the tour.

ShowsEdit

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, opening acts, tickets sold, amount of available tickets, and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening acts Attendance Revenue
Leg 1 — North America[1]
July 7, 2017[a] Quebec City Canada Plains of Abraham Anderson Paak
Dead Obies
N/A N/A
July 12, 2017 Glendale United States Gila River Arena Travis Scott
DRAM
12,986 / 13,184 $1,005,060
July 14, 2017 Dallas American Airlines Center 13,362 / 13,362 $1,352,113
July 15, 2017 Houston Toyota Center 11,441 / 11,441 $1,249,664
July 17, 2017 Duluth Infinite Energy Arena 9,846 / 9,846 $943,090
July 19, 2017 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 13,513 / 13,742 $1,330,647
July 20, 2017 Brooklyn Barclays Center 28,174 / 28,174[b] $3,074,047[b]
July 21, 2017 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center 12,944 / 13,186 $1,375,048
July 22, 2017 Boston TD Garden 12,773 / 12,889 $1,400,540
July 23, 2017 Brooklyn Barclays Center [b] [b]
July 25, 2017 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre 26,473 / 26,473[c] $2,599,580[c]
July 26, 2017 Auburn Hills United States The Palace of Auburn Hills 13,070 / 13,173 $1,301,448
July 27, 2017 Chicago United Center 24,727 / 26,316[d] $2,415,331[d]
July 29, 2017 Denver Pepsi Center 13,140 / 13,266 $1,154,190
August 1, 2017 Tacoma Tacoma Dome 18,590 / 18,590 $1,278,663
August 2, 2017 Vancouver Canada Rogers Arena 13,938 / 13,938 $1,228,590
August 4, 2017 Oakland United States Oracle Arena 14,179 / 14,179 $1,373,996
August 5, 2017 Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena 14,499 / 14,499 $1,439,417
August 6, 2017 Los Angeles Staples Center 40,425 / 40,425 $3,847,175
August 8, 2017
August 9, 2017
August 11, 2017 Anaheim Honda Center YG
DRAM
12,275 / 14,443 $1,181,276
August 12, 2017 San Jose SAP Center 12,713 / 12,971 $1,239,832
August 13, 2017 Sacramento Golden 1 Center 11,191 / 12,272 $896,190
August 16, 2017 Kansas City Sprint Center 10,560 / 11,161 $728,344
August 18, 2017 Lincoln Pinnacle Bank Arena 11,140 / 11,554 $677,964
August 19, 2017 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center 14,458 / 14,614 $1,079,941
August 20, 2017 Chicago United Center [d] [d]
August 22, 2017 Columbus Schottenstein Center 11,423 / 11,733 $802,906
August 23, 2017 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre [c] [c]
August 24, 2017 Montreal Bell Centre 10,769 / 13,132 $930,271
August 25, 2017 Newark United States Prudential Center 10,314 / 10,976 $887,745
August 29, 2017 Charlotte Spectrum Center 10,591 / 11,082 $686,960
August 30, 2017 Nashville Bridgestone Arena 15,206 / 15,206 $949,292
September 1, 2017 Tampa Amalie Arena 12,103 / 12,353 $834,155
September 2, 2017 Miami American Airlines Arena 12,256 / 12,718 $1,140,921
Leg 2 — Europe[1][10]
February 7, 2018 Dublin Ireland 3Arena James Blake 12,644 / 12,644 $1,194,783
February 9, 2018 Birmingham England Genting Arena 12,581 / 12,581 $1,229,103
February 10, 2018 Manchester Manchester Arena 14,485 / 14,485 $1,438,989
February 11, 2018 Glasgow Scotland The SSE Hydro 11,854 / 11,854 $1,089,330
February 12, 2018 London England The O2 Arena 34,877 / 34,877 $3,284,010
February 13, 2018
February 15, 2018 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle Frankfurt 11,089 /11,089 $867,594
February 20, 2018 London England Wembley Arena 10,049 / 10,049 $996,903
February 22, 2018 Cologne Germany Lanxess Arena 12,593 / 12,593 $949,786
February 23, 2018 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome 16,220 / 16,220 $1,108,958
February 25, 2018 Paris France AccorHotels Arena 30,970 / 30,970 $3,018,963
February 26, 2018
February 27, 2018 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis 19,424 / 19,424 $1,403,113
March 1, 2018 Copenhagen Denmark Royal Arena 15,187 / 15,187 $1,470,874
March 2, 2018 Oslo Norway Telenor Arena 21,653 / 21,653 $1,786,295
March 3, 2018 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe 14,064/ 14,064 $1,290,910
March 5, 2018 Berlin Germany Mercedes-Benz Arena 13,977 / 13,977 $1,093,940
Leg 3 — Oceania[11]
July 10, 2018 Perth Australia Perth Arena TBA
July 13, 2018 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
July 14, 2018
July 15, 2018 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
July 17, 2018 Dunedin New Zealand Forsyth Barr Stadium
July 19, 2018 Auckland Spark Arena
July 20, 2018
July 24, 2018 Sydney Australia Qudos Bank Arena
July 25, 2018
Total 700,746 / 712,565 (98.4%) $62,673,493

NotesEdit

  1. ^ This concert was a part of the Festival d'été de Québec 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d The score data is combined from the shows held at the Barclays Center on July 20 and July 23, respectively.
  3. ^ a b c d The score data is combined from the shows held at the Air Canada Centre on July 25 and August 23, respectively.
  4. ^ a b c d The score data is combined from the shows held at the United Center on July 27 and August 20, respectively.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Upcoming Dates". Kendrick Lamar's Official Website. Retrieved May 15, 2017. 
  2. ^ "2017 Year End Top 200 North American Tours" (pdf). Pollstar. 
  3. ^ Kreps, Daniel (April 24, 2017). "Kendrick Lamar Announces 'The Damn. Tour'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 15, 2017. 
  4. ^ Penrose, Nerisha (May 15, 2017). "Kendrick Lamar Extends DAMN. Tour, Adds YG to Lineup". Billboard. Retrieved May 15, 2017. 
  5. ^ Masley, Ed (July 13, 2017). "Kendrick Lamar launches DAMN. Tour in Glendale with triumphant one-man show of force". AZ Central. Retrieved July 23, 2017. 
  6. ^ Siwek, Nick; Rowe, Amy (July 24, 2017). "Kendrick Lamar puts on a DAMN good show at Brooklyn's Barclays Center". New York Daily News. Retrieved July 31, 2017. 
  7. ^ Weinstein, Max (July 27, 2017). "Kendrick Lamar Brings Out J. Cole at DAMN. Tour Stop in Detroit". XXL. Retrieved July 31, 2017. 
  8. ^ Fragassi, Selena (July 28, 2017). "Kendrick Lamar unstoppable in Chicago show; Chance the Rapper is guest". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved July 31, 2017. 
  9. ^ https://hypebeast.com/2017/8/kendrick-lamar-damn-tour-schoolboy-q-sza-jay-rock-performance
  10. ^ "BoxScores – Archive". BCharts. April 13, 2018. 
  11. ^ "Kendrick Lamar Sets 'DAMN.' Tour of Australia and New Zealand". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-04-26.