Kendrick Lamar announces huge Leeds concert

The Big Steppers World Tour is coming to Leeds this November.

The Big Steppers World Tour will see the rapper in Leeds later this year.

Kendrick Lamar has confirmed that he will be performing across the world as part of his Big Steppers World Tour, and Leeds is lucky enough to be one of the seven stops across the UK involved.

Kendrick Lamar new album promotional photo on a chair.
The rapper has just released a new album. / Image: Kendrick Lamar / Spotify

Taking over the First Direct Arena on Thursday 3 November 2022, this is going to be the biggest performance in Leeds since that Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe performance at Leeds Fest 2018.

Tickets are due to go on general sale from Friday 20 May 2022 but if you’re an O2 user or have access to the Live Nation presale, you can get in a full 24 hours ahead of the crowd.

Presale begins Thursday 19 May 2022 at 10am and closes an hour before general sale begins.

Ticketmaster has noted a limit of six tickets per customer and per credit card, so if you’re planning on going with a large group of like-minded fans, make sure to split the responsibility of bagging tickets.

The worldwide artist is expected to see the best of Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers on the evening, including the artist’s latest hit N95, which has received a whopping 15 milllion streams on Spotify alone since its release. Classic tunes that saw the rapper shoot to mainstream success like HUMBLE., M.A.A.D City and ADHD.

man on stage.
Kendrick Lamar performing in Amsterdam in 2013. / Image: Merlijn Hoek

In the meantime, there’s plenty of other live music to get us through to the winter months- especially now that festivals have been given the green light this year without any extra pandemic-related provisions.

This month, catch the likes of Novo Amor and Marina (as in Marina and the Diamonds) at City Varieties and The Refectory respectively this Saturday or next week there’s some incredible talent coming from four-time BRIT award winner Emeli Sande and everyone’s favourite singer about bad relationshiop, Kate Nash will be joining The Wardrobe towards the end of the month too.

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The full set of UK tour dates for the Big Steppers World Tour are as follows:

Wednesday 2 November– Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
Thursday 3 November – Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
Friday 4 November – Newcastle, UK – Utilita Arena
Saturday 5 November – Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena
Monday 7 November – London, UK – The O2
Tuesday 8 November– London, UK – The O2
Wednesday 16 November- Manchester, UK – AO Arena

For more information about Kendrick Lamar’s performance in Leeds this November, visit the Ticketmaster website.

Feature Image- Kendrick Lamar / Renell Medrano

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