Kendrick Lamar is set to tour the UK next year. With O2 Priority revealing the rapper's plans prematurely, it is known that Lamar is due to play Manchester Arena on the 9th of February, followed by dates at Glasgow’s Hydro SSE Arena, Birmingham’s Genting Arena, and two nights at The O2 in London.
Yesterday, the American rapper took it upon himself to hint at the news of a tour. Posting to his Instagram story, Lamar presented a grayscale image of Europe with ‘DAMN.’ stamped on the centre of the map. The image was captioned with ‘UK / EUROPE TOUR.’
The artist has recently completed the North American leg of the tour in support of his fourth studio album, DAMN. D.R.A.M opened for all 36 dates, with Travis Scott and YG supporting Lamar for half of the tour each.
DAMN. is currently the most streamed album of 2017, and Lamar owns five of the top 50 most-streamed songs this year. Humble, the first single to be released from DAMN., is currently the second most-streamed song; four other tracks from the album follow behind.
It has been four years since Kendrick Lamar played a solo show in the UK, having only visited to headline a variety of festivals over the past few years. He last performed in the UK for 2016’s British Summer Time, an annual festival which takes place in the country’s capitol.
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