Congratulations, everyone: Things are looking up for 2018!
Yesterday the Mercury music team's inbox was lit on fire with the announcement that Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SiR, and Lance Skiiwalker are embarking on "TDE: The Championship Tour," which will stop at Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, WA—just 20 miles outside of Portland! Kicking off in Vancouver on May 4 (and coming to Ridgefield May 6), this will be the first full-label tour for TDE, with more of the lineup to be announced later.
Who else is coming to town? Check out all upcoming events here.
In 2017, Kendrick Lamar's "The DAMN. Tour" only came as close as Tacoma, while SZA toured to both Portland and Eugene in support of her phenomenal R&B project Ctrl. That these two will be sharing a stage (and potentially performing "All the Stars" from the Kendrick-produced Black Panther soundtrack together) is enough to get those FOMO juices flowing. Both DAMN. and Ctrl were critically acclaimed masterpieces, earning seven and five Grammy nominations, respectively. And hip-hop prodigies like Ab-Soul and Schoolboy Q only sweeten an already-sweet pot.
Tickets for the all-star lineup go on sale this Friday, January 26 at noon on Ticketmaster.