TDE’s Roster Is Full Of Champions. The Label Announces A 2018 Award Tour

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Just 22 days into 2018 TDE appears sending a message about their top dog status in the music industry. With a Kendrick Lamar and SZA-heavy Grammy Awards airing in less than a week (January 28), and Black Panther soundtrack to follow on February 9, Top Dawg Entertainment has now announced a major spring and summer tour, and it is 100% in-house. The Championship Tour sends a unified TDE roster across the country beginning the first week of May and currently running through mid-June.

All members of Black Hippy will be on the bill, including Kendrick, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, and Ab-Soul. With her Ctrl certified gold, SZA is also among the headliners. Newer label acts are involved too. SiR, who released November this past Friday (January 19), and Lance Skiiiwalker will also be part of the cross-country affair.

THE CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR. DATES

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The dates and venues, per Billboard, are as follows:

Fri. May 04 Vancouver, BC* Rogers Arena

Sat. May 05 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre

Sun. May 06 Portland, OR Sunlight Supply Amphitheater

Tue. May 08 Oakland, CA* Oracle Arena

Thu. May 10 Los Angeles, CA* The Forum

Sun. May 13 San Diego, CA Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

Mon. May 14 Phoenix, AZ Ak. Chin Pavilion

Tue. May 15 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater

Thu. May 17 Dallas, TX Starplex Pavilion

Fri. May 18 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater

Sat. May 19 Houston, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman

Tue. May 22 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

Wed. May 23 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre

Fri. May 25 Atlanta, GA Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood

Sat. May 26 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

Sun. May 27 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

Tue. May 29 New York, NY* Madison Square Garden

Wed. May 30 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

Fri. Jun 01 Bristow, VA (DC) Jiffy Lube Live

Sat. Jun 02 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium

Sun. Jun 03 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

Tue. Jun 05 Boston, MA Xfinity Center

Thu. Jun 07 Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre

Fri. Jun 08 Philadelphia, PA BB&T Pavilion

Sat. Jun 09 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Tue. Jun 12 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage

Wed. Jun 13 Detroit, MI* DTE Energy Music Theatre

Fri. Jun 15 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Sat. Jun 16 Pittsburgh, PA KeyBank Pavilion

*American Express pre-sale

At present, it is unclear if Isaiah Rashad will be a guest. This weekend, the Tennessee MC showed support of SiR’s release.

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With November (including video single “Summer In November”) newly available, the Black Panther soundtrack coming in less than a month, Jay Rock has confirmed that his third album (including the Kendrick and Future-assisted “Kings Dead”) will arrive soon after.