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Kendrick Lamar will return to Atlanta with SZA, Schoolboy Q and others on Top Dawg roster


The Top Dawg Entertainment roster – Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, Sir and Lance Skiiwalker – are taking to the road this summer for “TDE: The Championship Tour.”

The show will visit Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood on May 25. Tickets will go on sale at noon Jan. 26 via or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are $39.50-$149.50.

Lamar, who is nominated for seven Grammy Awards at this weekend’s ceremony in New York, will also perform on the broadcast. The lauded rapper recently made headlines as the first artist to perform during halftime at the College Football Playoff National Championship; he played a free, nine-minute set at Centennial Olympic Park.

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