Kendrick Lamar London 2022: tickets, presale details, and UK dates for Mr Morale and The Big Steppers Tour

Eminem said Lamar’s new album left him ‘speechless’

Compton born rapper Kendrick Lamar has announced a brand new tour, which will see him tour the US, UK and Australia.

The tour is to support his brand new album, named ‘Mr Morale & The Big Steppers’ which is the star’s first album since ‘DAMN’ which was released in 2017.

The album so far has charted well on Spotify, with multiple songs off the album flooding the global Spotify charts mere hours after its initial release.

When is Kendrick Lamar performing in London?

London is the only place in the UK tour where Lamar will perform twice, and will be performing at the iconic O2 Arena on 7 and 8 November 2022.

The rapper has previously performed in London, as he took the stage at The O2 Arena back in 2018 as part of the ‘DAMN’ world tour.

Where else is he performing?

The European leg of his tour comes after he has toured America, with London one of the last stops before he heads off to Australia.

Before London, the N95 rapper will perform in Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle, Birmingham, before London and then head to Dublin and Manchester after, before Australia.

His world tour dates are:

  • Tue Jul 19 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center
  • Thu Jul 21 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
  • Fri Jul 22 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
  • Sat Jul 23 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
  • Sun Jul 24 – Miami, FL – Rolling Loud
  • Wed Jul 27 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
  • Fri Jul 29 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
  • Sat Jul 30 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
  • Sun Jul 31 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
  • Tue Aug 02 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
  • Thu Aug 04 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
  • Fri Aug 05 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
  • Sat Aug 06 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
  • Sun Aug 07 – Long Island, NY – UBS Arena
  • Tue Aug 09 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
  • Wed Aug 10 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
  • Fri Aug 12 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
  • Sat Aug 13 – Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
  • Sun Aug 14 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
  • Tue Aug 16 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
  • Thu Aug 18 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
  • Fri Aug 19 – Chicago, IL  – United Center
  • Sat Aug 20 – Minneapolis, MN – Xcel Energy Center
  • Sun Aug 21 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
  • Tue Aug 23 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
  • Wed Aug 24 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
  • Fri Aug 26 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
  • Sat Aug 27 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
  • Sun Aug 28 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
  • Tue Aug 30 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
  • Wed Aug 31 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
  • Thu Sep 01 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
  • Tue Sep 06 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena at San Diego State University
  • Wed Sep 07 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
  • Fri Sep 09 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
  • Sat Sep 10 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
  • Tue Sep 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Crypto.com Arena
  • Wed Sep 15 – Los Angeles, CA – Crypto.com Arena
  • Fri Oct 07 – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome
  • Mon Oct 10 – Prague, CZ – O2 Arena
  • Tue Oct 11 – Berlin, DE – Mercedes-Benz Arena
  • Thu Oct 13 – Hamburg, DE – Barclays Arena
  • Sat Oct 15 – Copenhagen, DK – Royal Arena
  • Mon Oct 17 – Stockholm, SE – Avicii Arena
  • Wed Oct 19 – Oslo, NO – Telenor Arena
  • Fri Oct 21 – Paris, FR – Accor Arena
  • Mon Oct 24 – Stuttgart, DE – Scheleyerhalle
  • Tue Oct 25 – Zurich, CH – Hallenstadion
  • Wed Oct 26 – Laussane, CH – Vaudoise Aréna
  • Fri Oct 28 – Antwerp, BE – Sportpaleis
  • Sun Oct 30 – Cologne, DE – Lanxess Arena
  • Mon Oct 31 – Frankfurt, DE – Festhalle
  • Wed Nov 02– Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
  • Thu Nov 03 – Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
  • Fri Nov 04 – Newcastle, UK – Utilita Arena
  • Sat Nov 05 – Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena
  • Mon Nov 07 – London, UK – The O2
  • Tue-Nov 08 – London, UK – The O2
  • Sun Nov 13 – Dublin, IE – 3Arena
  • Wed Nov 16 – Manchester, UK – AO Arena
  • Thu Dec 01 – Perth, AUS – RAC Arena
  • Sun Dec 04 – Melbourne, AUS – Rod Laver Arena
  • Thu Dec 08 – Sydney, AUS – Qudos Bank Arena
  • Mon Dec 12 – Brisbane, AUS – Entertainment Center
  • Fri Dec 16 – Auckland, NZ  – Spark Arena

How do I get tickets?

Tickets for both of his London performances are yet to go on sale, and will both go through a pre sale before being released on general sale.

Before going on general sale, the tickets will first go on presale, exclusively through Live Nation on Thursday, 19 May 2022 at 10am, and ends on Friday, 20 May at 9am.

Then the tickets can be purchased on Ticketmaster, as they go on general sale on Friday, 20 May 2022 at 10am.

What is a possible set list?

The tour has not yet started, so a possible set list for The Big Steppers tour is not available.

However, expect songs from his new album to be played, which include Mr Morale, N95, Purple Hearts, Silent Hill and more.

Lamar may also play some of his biggest songs from previous albums such as Humble, Love, DNA (DAMN, 2017) and songs from one of his biggest albums, ‘good kid, m A.A.D city’ such as Poetic Justice.

Who is the support act?

For both London shows, Baby Keem will be supporting Lamar, who happens to be the rapper’s cousin.

Keem and Lamar collaborated on the popular song ‘Family Ties’ which has over 250 million streams on Spotify, which was featured on Keem’s 2021 album, ‘The Melodic Blue’.

Who is Kendrick Lamar?

Kendrick Lamar is a 34-year-old American rapper, who is widely regarded as one of the best of his generation.

Lamar gained worldwide recognition thanks to his 2012 album,  Good Kid, M.A.A.D City which featured major hits such as ‘B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe’, ‘Poetic Justice’ and more.

His next studio album, ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ was also deemed a major success, and shot to the top of Billboard 200, the first album of his to do so.

And in 2017, Lamar finally topped the Billboard Hot 100 with his song ‘Humble’.

In the US alone, Lamar has certified sales of over 70 million records, with all of his albums being certified platinum or higher.

His career is trophy laden too, as he has won 14 Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, six Billboard Music Awards, 11 MTV Video Music Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, a Brit Award, and an Academy Award nomination.

Three of his studio albums were included on Rolling Stone’s 2020 list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.