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Kendrick Lamar Announces First Live Shows Of 2019

The hip-hop superstar will headline three huge Lollapalooza festivals in Argentina, Chile and Brazil in late March and early April.

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Kendrick Lamar Shows 2019
Photo: Anthony 'Top Dawg' Tiffith

Kendrick Lamar has announced his first live dates of 2019. The ‘HUMBLE.’ Hip-hop star will headlining Lollapalooza’s South American festivals. He’ll perform at the Argentina and Chile festival on the weekend of 29-31 March at Hippodromo de San Isidro in Buenos Aires and O’Higgins Park in Santiago, respectively.

On the weekend of April 5-7, Lamar will take to the stage at Autódromo de Interlagos in Brazil, São Paulo. Artists as diverse as Arctic Monkeys, Post Malone, The 1975, Twenty One Pilots, St. Vincent, Lenny Kravitz, Kamasi Washington, and many others are also slated to perform at the three Lollapalooza festivals.

Earlier in November, Lamar and Pharrell Williams shared a collaboration called ‘The Mantra’, which features on the soundtrack album of the new Rocky spin-off movie, Creed II. Set for release on 21 November, the film stars Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, and Tessa Thompson. It follows the original Creed movie, which was released in 2015.

Back in June, the first glimpse of the new film was shared. The clip saw Adonis Creed (Jordan) being badly injured during a fight, before showing him in hospital as his girlfriend Bianca (Thompson) looked over his bed. Later, Rocky Balboa (Stallone) appeared as Creed’s mentor in a training scene. Creed II was directed by Steven Caple Jr, who took over from Ryan Coogler. It was written by Stallone and Cheo Hodari Coker.

“Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life,” reads Creed II‘s official synopsis. “Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family.”

Elsewhere in Kendrick Lamar news, the superstar rapper also recently joined forces with Anderson .Paak for a song called ‘Tints’, which appears on .Paak’s new album, Oxnard.

Persistent rumours of a new Kendrick Lamar album were quashed in September after one of the rapper’s labelmates, Isaiah Rashad, revealed that he had heard a “damn near” complete new record. Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony Tiffith, however, has since denied that new material was imminent.

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