Rapper Kendrick Lamar to play Perth gig on July 10

Kendrick Lamar performs as a special guest on the Coachella. Picture: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images for Coachella
Kendrick Lamar performs as a special guest on the Coachella. Picture: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images for Coachella

PULITZER Music Prize-winning US rap superstar Kendrick Lamar has announced he will play at Perth Arena in July.

Already announced as the headliner for this year’s Splendour in the Grass festival in Byron Bay, the 12-time Grammy Award winner announced a raft of Australian sideshows which kick off in Perth on Tuesday July 10.

Lamar is one of the biggest names in rap and is currently experiencing more success with Black Panther: The Album, following his win in January’s Triple J Hottest 100 with Humble from last year’s universally acclaimed DAMN, which was named the best album of 2017 by a multitude of music publications including Billboard, Pitchfork and Rolling Stone.

His albums To Pimp a Butterfly and Good Kid, M.A.A.D City were also universally acclaimed and spawned well-known songs including King Kunta, Alright and Swimming Pools (Drank).

Tickets to the Perth Arena show go on sale at 2pm on Monday April 30 through Ticketek.