In January, Top Dawg Entertainment shared the news that Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SiR and Lance Skiiiwalker will go on a Championship Tour. Today, TDE releases the promo video for the tour and it’s hilarious.
Paying homage to the Rocky franchise, the video follows every member of TDE training to hit the road. The video, directed by Jack Begert and Dave Free of the little homies, was made in collaboration with Lyft, which will provide an exclusive TDE app takeover for select cities and discounted rides. It is curious to see Zacari be included in the promo visual. He has worked with Isaiah Rashad and Ab-Soul in the past but his 2017 collab with Kendrick Lamar on DAMN.‘s “LOVE.” is what made him a name. HYPEBEAST has reached out to TDE’s representatives for clarification on whether Zacari is officially signed to the label.
The 29-date Championship Tour, which will feature Isaiah Rashad on select dates, starts on May 4 in Vancouver and ends on June 16 in Pittsburgh. TDE has been receiving some great news as of late. Kendrick Lamar just won a Pultizer Prize, SZA has become a bonafide superstar and Black Panther The Album Music, which was co-created by Lamar and label CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in February.
Peep the tour dates below.
TDE: THE CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR DATES
May 4 — Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
May 5 — Seattle, WA White @ River Amphitheatre
May 6 — Portland, OR @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
May 8 — Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
May 10 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
May 11 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
May 13 — San Diego, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
May 14 — Phoenix, AZ @ Ak. Chin Pavilion
May 15 — Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
May 17 — Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
May 18 — Austin, TX @Austin360 Amphitheater
May 19 — Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman
May 22 — Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
May 23 — West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
May 25 — Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
May 26 — Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
May 27 — Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
May 29 — New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
May 30 — Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
June 1 — Bristow, VA (DC) @ Jiffy Lube Live
June 2 — Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
June 3 — Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
June 5 — Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
June 7 — Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
June 8 — Philadelphia, PA @ BB&T Pavilion
June 9 — Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 12 — Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
June 13 — Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 15 — Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 16 — Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
- Image Credit
- Top Dawg Entertainment/Rick Kern/Getty Images
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