Kendrick Lamar extends intimate ‘Kuntas Groove Sessions’ tour

The rapper plays intimate shows in twelve US cities throughout October and November

Kendrick Lamar has extended his ‘Kuntas Groove Sessions’ tour.

The rapper announced the tour on Instagram at the start of the month alongside a caption that read “8 cities. 8 nights, 8 intimate shows.”

As reported by Pitchfork, Lamar has now amended the dates and will play 12 shows in total throughout October and November, each taking place in a different US city. On seven of the dates he will be supported by his backing band the Wesley Theory and his Top Dawg Entertainment label mate Jay Rock.

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Kendrick Lamar released his third album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ in March. It followed 2012’s ‘Good Kid, MAAD City.’

Last month the rapper appeared on US TV to perform a medley of hits from the album. Lamar was a guest on the second episode of Stephen Colbert’s Late Show and played a short set featuring album tracks ‘Wesley’s Theory’, ‘Momma’, ‘King Kunta’, and ‘u’. Watch the performance here.

Kendrick Lamar opens the ‘Kuntas Groove Sessions’ tour tonight (October 20) at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. with the National Symphony Orchestra.

See the full dates below:

Washington, DC – Kennedy Center (October 20)
Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center (22)
Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion (24)
Chicago, IL – United Center (25)
Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle * (27)
Dallas, TX – South Side Music Hall * (29)
Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre * (November 1)
New York, NY – Webster Hall * (2)
Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero Theatre * (3)
Cleveland, OH – House of Blues * (4)
Los Angeles, CA – The Forum (8)
Oakland, CA – Fox Theater * (10)

* ‘Kunta’s Groove Sessions’ with Jay Rock and the Wesley Theory