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Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q, and more hip-hop artists perform at Hersheypark Stadium on June 2

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From a press release:

Top Dawg Entertainment announced today that TDE: The Championship Tour, complete with the label’s all-star roster of multi-platinum rapper Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SiR, Lance Skiiiwalker, and more, is coming to Hersheypark Stadium on Saturday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets, which are $30.10, $40.10, $54.60, $74.60, $94.60, and $130.10 (processing fees apply), go on sale this Friday, Jan. 26 at noon and will be available at the Hersheypark Stadium box office (100 W. Hersheypark Dr., Hershey), online at and, and by phone at 717-534-3911 or 800-745-3000.

Top Dawg Entertainment’s impressive roster of artists dominated hip-hop in 2017, from Kendrick Lamar’s release of the critically-acclaimed and seven time-Grammy nominated album “DAMN.” and subsequently massive The DAMN. Tour to SZA’s long-awaited debut album “Ctrl,” earning five Grammy nominations. Both albums were also included in top rankings on several year-end lists in 2017, including the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and USA Today.

The DAMN. Tour followed a spectacular appearance at Coachella and the debut of “DAMN.”

at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 – marking Lamar’s third time at the top spot – selling north of 603,000 album units and having amassed over 340 million streams. Featuring 14 tracks observing the complexities of today’s culture, Pitchfork said, “‘DAMN.’ is a widescreen masterpiece of rap, full of expensive beats, furious rhymes, and peerless storytelling about Kendrick’s destiny in America,” and Rolling Stone declared “DAMN.” a “dazzling display of showy rhyme skills, consciousness-raising political screeds, self-examination, and bass-crazy-kicking.”

The Los Angeles-based label shows no signs of slowing down in 2018, with the recent announcement that Lamar and Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith will curate and produce Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” soundtrack. The label also released newcomer SiR’s debut album “November” last week, following the release of his hit collaboration with labelmate ScHoolboy Q, “Something Foreign.”

The wristband policy will be in effect for this concert. Fans are permitted on the Hersheypark Entertainment Complex property beginning at 7 a.m. on Jan. 26. Two hours prior to the on-sale, fans will be directed in front of the Giant Center box office, where they will be issued a numbered wristband. Wristbands are available for one hour and, at the conclusion of that hour, a selected fan will randomly choose a wristband that will determine the line order. Once the line is in place, fans arriving after the wristbands were issued will be escorted to the end of the numbered line.