Kendrick Lamar is currently on The DAMN. Tour, and he had a big surprise in store at last night’s (7/26) Detroit stop. As XXL points out, K. Dot brought out J. Cole, whose own ongoing arena tour was on an off-night. Cole played “Deja Vu,” “No Role Models,” and “A Tale of 2 Citiez.” Watch videos below.
Kendrick and Cole first collaborated on Kendrick’s 2011 debut album Section.80, and they’ve been talking about a collaborative release for years, but so far nothing’s come of it.
Kendrick’s tour was in Brooklyn for two Barclays Center shows last week (we posted pictures and a review of night one). He returns to the NYC-area for a show at Newark’s Prudential Center on August 25 with YG and D.R.A.M. (tickets). Updated dates are listed below.
Cole’s tour, which has killer direct support from Anderson .Paak, picks back up Friday (7/28) and Saturday (7/29) in Toronto. It then lands in Brooklyn for two shows at Barclays Center (Aug 1 & 2), followed by a night at Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum (8/5) (tickets). Updated dates are listed below.
In addition to Paak, Cole’s tour has support from three artists on his Dreamville label, Bas, J.I.D, and Ari Lennox. Atlanta’s J.I.D., who also played Pro Era’s Steez Day in NYC earlier this month, has been picking up some buzz this year for his debut album The Never Story. Cole produced a few tracks and rising Atlanta R&B singer 6LACK is on one too. You can watch a video from it and stream the whole album below.
Cole, J.I.D, and Ari Lennox also play Philly’s Made In America Labor Day Weekend. Anderson .Paak plays Brooklyn’s Afropunk Festival in August.
In other J Cole news, he was spotted in the studio with Royce Da 5’9″ while he was in Detroit as well.
The moment Kendrick brings out J Cole in Detroit pic.twitter.com/kjQZbMRZlc
— Ahmad El-Sayed (@a_elsayed28) July 27, 2017
So I'm just minding my business thinking Kendrick is doing a cover of Deja Vu and J. COLE FREAKIN WALKS ON STAGE AND SINGS W HIM pic.twitter.com/5ZCisQ0704
— em (@EmMcDonald_) July 27, 2017
I'm just sayin J Cole made a special appearance at the kendrick concert pic.twitter.com/TbOknYA3Ar
— Lando (@WohlersLandon) July 27, 2017
kendrick was amazing and he brought out j cole and i almost cried. best concert i've ever been to pic.twitter.com/Ac3rGI7mAh
— cailyn (@_ccaillou) July 27, 2017
J Cole Kendrick Lamar #Damntour pic.twitter.com/mthtwhTy28
— Cali (@BrendenCalahan) July 27, 2017
J. Cole — 2017 North American Tour Dates
7/28 **Toronto, ON | Air Canada Centre
7/29 **Toronto, ON | Air Canada Centre
8/1 **Brooklyn, NY | Barclays Center
8/2 **Brooklyn, NY | Barclays Center
8/4 *Boston, MA | TD Garden
8/5 **Uniondale, NY | Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
8/6 +Baltimore, MD | Royal Farms Arena
8/8 **Washington, DC | Verizon Center
8/9 +Charlotte, MC | Spectrum Center
8/11 **Atlanta, GA | Infinite Energy Center
8/14 *Miami, FL | American Airlines Arena
8/16 **Orlando, FL | Amway Center
8/18 **Houston, TX | Toyota Center
8/19 **Austin, TX | Frank Erwin Center
8/20 **Dallas, TX | American Airlines Center
9/2-3 Philadelphia, PA | Made In America
+ With Ari Lennox, J.I.D and Anderson .Paak
** With Ari, J.I.D, Bas and Anderson .Paak
Kendrick Lamar — 2017 Tour Dates
Thursday, July 27, 2017 Chicago ILUnited Center
Saturday, July 29, 2017 Denver COPepsi Center
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 Seattle WA Tacoma Dome
Wednesday, August 02, 2017 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena
Friday, August 04, 2017 Oakland CAOracle Arena
Saturday, August 05, 2017 Las Vegas NV T-Mobile Arena
Sunday, August 06, 2017 Los Angeles CASTAPLES Center
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 Los Angeles CASTAPLES Center
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Los Angeles CASTAPLES Center
Friday, August 11, 2017 Anaheim CA Honda Center
Saturday, August 12, 2017 San Jose CA SAP Center
Sunday, August 13, 2017 Sacramento CA Golden 1 Center
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Kansas City MO Sprint Center
Friday, August 18, 2017 Lincoln NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
Saturday, August 19, 2017 St. Paul MN Xcel Energy Center
Sunday, August 20, 2017 Chicago IL United Center
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Columbus OH Schottenstein Center
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre
Thursday, August 24, 2017 Montreal QC Bell Centre
Friday, August 25, 2017 Newark NJ Prudential Center
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Charlotte NC Spectrum Center
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena
Friday, September 1, 2017 Tampa FL Amalie Arena
Saturday, September 2, 2017 Miami FL American Airlines Arena
September 8-10, 2017 Anaheim, CA Day N Night Festival
all non-festival dates with D.R.A.M.
July 12 – August 9 with Travis Scott
August 11 – September 2 with YG