Here's all the deets from Kendrick Lamar's first Australian DAMN. show
From ninjas and gymnasts to HUMBLE. and King Kunta, Kung Fu Kenny brought the absolute heat in his first Australian show for a long while.
Let's get one thing straight – Kendrick Lamar knows how to put on a show, and for the first show on his Australian DAMN. tour leg, he brought it all. Opening with the Coachella-premiered Kung Fu Kenny opening – which returns several times as interludes while he rushes around the arena or catches his pace – Kendrick Lamar's Australian return was nothing short of show-stopping and energetic.
Armed with a full live band, a black-clad samurai-type figure and a majestic gymnast, Kendrick Lamar's minimalist stage set-up allowed him to take centre stage. There were no changing stages – aside from when he randomly popped up in the middle of the arena for Money Trees – and no visual distractions, just Kendrick and his quick-paced flow in the front. That said, Kendrick didn't need anything more. The entire, 16,000-strong arena was his for the whole performance, often jumping around and screaming even during some of the rapper's more low-key cuts.
In terms of what was played? Well, there was a lot of DAMN., naturally. Opening with DNA., the majority of his Pulitzer Prize-winning album scored a play during the set, from ELEMENT. and LOYALTY. to LUST., PRIDE., and of course, HUMBLE., in which the crowd did a capella before Kendrick took the reigns on its second play. There was also a bit of his back catalogue too, with cuts from To Pimp A Butterfly and good kid, m.A.A.d City both popping up as well as a couple of curveballs.
Dive into the full set-list below, and make sure you catch him at Splendour In The Grass or headline shows to come in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide over the next month – deets and tickets HERE.
Kendrick Lamar - DAMN. Tour Perth Setlist:
Kung Fu Kenny Intro
Goosebumps (Travis Scott Cover)
Collard Greens (Schoolboy Q Cover)
Kung Fu Kenny interlude
Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe
Kung Fu Kenny Interlude
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