Kendrick Lamar
8.30.2012

Kendrick Lamar Pushes Back Album Release

Kendrick Lamar fans will have to wait a little longer to get their hands on his album. The Compton rapper’s highly-anticipated debut has been pushed back a few weeks.

Interscope Records has officially announced Monday, October 22, as the new release date for good kid, m.A.A.d city. It was previously slated for October 2.

Crowned the “new King of the West Coast” by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, the 25-year-old captured the attention of Dre with his 2010 mixtape O(verly) D(edicated) and earned wide praise with his indie-issued album Section.80. Earlier this year, he performed alongside his mentor Dre at Coachella.

So far, the album has spawned the Dre-assisted single “The Recipe” and the T-Minus-produced “Swimming Pools (Drank).” He has also recorded a collaboration with Lady Gaga called “Partynauseous,” which is expected to make the cut.

Prior to the album’s release, Kendrick will headline the “BET Music Matters” tour with special guests Stalley, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock. See an itinerary below.

Kendrick Lamar Tour Dates

Sept. 7 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
Sept. 8 – Richmond, VA – The National
Sept. 11 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
Sept. 12 – Baltimore, MD- Rams Head
Sept. 13 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
Sept. 14 – Washington, DC – Howard Theater
Sept. 15 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
Sept. 16 – Boston, MA – The Wilbur Theater
Sept. 19 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
Sept. 20 – Detroit, MO – Royal Oak
Sept. 21 – Minneapolis, MN – Epic
Sept. 22 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Sept. 23 – Chicago, IL – The Congress
Sept. 25 – Tallahassee, FL – The Moon
Sept. 26 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
Sept. 27 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore
Sept. 28 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
Sept. 29 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Sept. 30 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
Oct. 1 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater
Oct. 6 – Fresno, CA – Big Fresno Fair
Oct. 7 – Pozo, CA – Pozo Saloon
Oct. 8 – Denver, CO – The Ogden Theater
Oct. 9 – Blacksburg, VA – Burruss Auditorium – Virginia Polytech University
Oct. 10 – San Diego, CA – SOMA
Oct. 11 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theater
Oct. 13 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
Oct. 14 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune
Oct. 16 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
Oct. 17 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
Oct. 18 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theater
Oct. 19 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Cafe
Oct. 20 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Oct. 26 – Morgantown, WV – WVU Collisuem – West Virginia University