Super-tour featuring Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul coming to Tampa on May 22

Jay Rock, SiR and Lance Skiiiwalker will also be at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre for the “Championship Tour.”

click to enlarge Kendrick Lamar, who'll play MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida on May 22, 2018. - SAGE ENGLISH C/P ROLLING LOUD
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Kendrick Lamar, who'll play MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida on May 22, 2018.

SZA sold and soul’ed out the Orpheum in 2017, and the show left us wondering which giant she’d be opening for on a 2018 arena tour. Well, now we have answer.

Today, Top Dawg Entertainment announced that its “Championship Tour” — featuring Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, SiR and Lance Skiiiwalker — would stop in 30 North American cities, including Tampa (May 22 at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre) and West Palm Beach (May 23 at Coral Sky Amphitheatre).

SZA shows Ybor she’s in full CTRL at a sold-out Orpheum (w/photos)

Tickets go on sale to the public on January 26 at 12 p.m. local time. A press release says American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public for select cities beginning Tuesday, January 23 at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, January 25 at 12 p.m. local time.

We’ll keep you posted on any new details. Pray for a set by Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul supergroup Black Hippy, too.

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