Update, October 9: The dates for the first half of the tour have been revealed – scroll down to see them.

The first show is at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, on October 20.

Top Dawg Entertainment have announced the first annual Kunta’s Groove Sessions tour.

The inaugural concert series will be headlined by Kendrick Lamar. He’ll be backed by The Wesley Theory with support from fellow TDE rapper Jay Rock.

Lamar will perform tracks from his To Pimp a Butterfly album alongside the National Symphony Orchestra in a one-off concert on October 20. [via MissInfo.tv]

Tour dates:

10/20 Washington, DC @ Kennedy Center
10/22 Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
10/24 Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
10/25 Chicago, IL @ United Center
10/27 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle *
10/29 Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall *
11/01 Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre *
11/08 Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
11/10 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *

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

8 cities. 8 nights, 8 intimate shows.

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