Splendour in the Grass sideshows have been a bit dry on the ground here in Perth this year, but if there was one we’ve all been waiting for, Kendrick Lamar heading to Perth Arena on Tuesday, July 10 is it!
After the release of DAMN. last year, Lamar was catapulted into the spotlight, featuring the huge singles Loyalty (feat. Rihanna), Love (feat. Zacari) and Humble – which took out the number one spot on triple j’s Hottest 100. The world’s greatest rapper was already big, but now the rest of the world seems to be sitting down and listening too.
DAMN. became Kendrick’s third album to surpass 1 million album sales in the US (joining To Pimp A Butterfly and good kid, m.A.A.d city.) and earned him a staggering five Grammy Award wins from a total of seven nominations.
The rapper also recently won the Pulitzer Prize for his work on the album, becoming the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the prize.
Kendrick Lamar plays Perth Arena on Tuesday, July 10. Tickets on sale 2pm Monday, April 30.