Sunday, February 28, 2021

Lauryn Hill, Kendrick Lamar, Jussie Smollett Announce New Tours: (Full Schedules & Ticket Links)

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*Lauryn HillPulitzer Prize winner Kendrick Lamar and “Empire” star Jussie Smollett will all hit the road for major tours celebrating both new albums and classic favorites.

Hill is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her multiple-Grammy-winning debut solo album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” with a North American tour produced by Live Nation. The trek kicks off on July 5 in Virginia and will hit 28 cities, including its final gig in St. Louis.

Tickets and VIP experiences go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 20 at 10 a.m. (Get tickets here.) A portion of the ticket sales go toward the MLH Foundation, which directly contributes support for education, health, agriculture, technology and community-based businesses and development initiatives “throughout the Diaspora,” according to the tour announcement.

Hill said in a statement, “This album chronicled an intimate piece of my young existence. It was the summation of most, if not all, of my most hopeful and positive emotions experienced to that date. I Loved and believed deeply in my community’s ability to both Love and heal itself provided it received the right amount of support and encouragement. Our world today, both complex and changing, is in need of the balance between moral fortitude and cathartic expression. I hope the Love and energy that permeated this work can continue to inspire change with Love and optimism at the helm.”

Lauryn Hill 2018 Tour Dates:

Thu Jul 05 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Sun Jul 08 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Wed Jul 11 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Fri Jul 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
Sun Jul 15 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Wed Jul 18 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Fri Jul 20 – Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
Wed Jul 25 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Thu Jul 26 – Raleigh, NC – The Red Hat Amphitheater
Sun Jul 29 – Tampa, FL – Al Lang Stadium
Tue Jul 31 – Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheater
Thu Aug 02 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
Fri Aug 03 – Atlanta, GA – State Bank Amphitheatre At Chastain Park
Sun Aug 05 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Wed Aug 08 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Fri Sep 07 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
Sun Sep 09 – San Diego, CA – Open Air Theatre
Wed Sep 12 – Portland, OR – Portland Memorial Coliseum
Fri Sep 14 – Vancouver, BC – Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park
Sat Sep 15 – Seattle, WA – ShoWare Center**
Thu Sep 20 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sat Sep 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
Mon Sep 24 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Wed Sep 26 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
Sat Sep 29 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Sun Sep 30 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Wed Oct 03 – New Orleans, LA – UNO Lakefront Arena
Fri Oct 05 – St Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena

Kendrick Lamar, SZA, and a slew of TDE talent will travel together for the aptly titled “Championship Tour.”

The 29-stop tour will kicked off May 4 in Vancouver and hit cities across the U.S. and Canada before wrapping on June 16 in Pittsburgh. Get tickets here.

A digital short has been crafted to promote the trek. Described as an homage to the film “Rocky,” the Jack Begert and Dave Free-directed visual follows Lamar and his crew as they hit the tennis and basketball courts, golf course, soccer field and track.

Watch below, followed by “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

Jussie Smollett will promote his long-awaited debut album “Sum of My Music” with an inaugural tour that kicks off Friday (April 20) in Dubai and continues overseas in Germany and France before returning to U.S. soil.

He’ll hit such cities as Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit and more before wrapping up at the New Orleans-hosted Essence Festival on July 7th. A portion of all ticket sales will benefit The Black AIDS Institute and Flint Kids.

Purchase tickets now at

Jussie Smollett’s Sum of My Music Tour:

April 20 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
May 7 – Cologne, Germany, Luxor
May 8 – Frankfurt, Germany, Zoom
May 9 – Berlin, Germany, Lido
May 10 – Cannes, France, VIP Room
May 17 – Oakland, CA, Complex
May 19 – Long Beach, CA, Long Beach Pride Festival
May 20 – Santa Ana, CA, Constellation Room
May 21 – Los Angeles, Roxy
May 25 – Philadelphia, Coda
May 26 – Washington, D.C., U Street
May 27 – New York, SOB’s
May 29 – Atlanta, The Masquerade (Hell)
June 1: Houston, Satellite Bar
June 2 – Austin, Empire Control Room
June 3 – Dallas, Deep Ellum Art Co
June 5 – St. Louis, Old Rock House
June 8 – Cleveland, Grog Shop
June 9 – Milwaukee, Milwaukee Pride Festival
June 10 – Chicago, Subterranean
June 12 – Detroit, El Club
July 7 – New Orleans, Essence Festival

In the meantime, Smollett has released a video for his new single “Hurt People.” Shot in Johannesburg and Soweto, South Africa, the actor/singer reportedly hired an all South African crew for the shoot.

“‘Hurt People’ in particular is about celebrating the breaking of the cycle, getting out of that mental prison and taking off for home,” Smollett stated, adding, “…when I think of someone who was consistently attacked and could’ve given in it’s Nelson and Winnie Mandela. This video is completely inspired by them.”

Watch “Hurt People” below:



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