MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - JULY 24: Rapper Kendrick Lamar performs onstage during day three of Rolling Loud Miami 2022 at Hard Rock Stadium on July 24, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida

Kendrick Lamar's 'Big Steppers' Tour Is Now the Highest-Grossing Rap Tour in History

Kendrick Lamar's 'Big Steppers' Tour Is Now the Highest-Grossing Rap Tour in History

Published Thu, April 27, 2023 at 10:15 AM EDT

Kendrick Lamar has just made history .... again. His Big Steppers tour is now the high-grossing tour by a rapper as a headlining act in history, according to Touring Data.

The tour, which is in support of his most recent album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, grossed $110.9 million from 929,000 tickets across 73 shows. The tour claimed the top spot above Drake and Migos‘ Aubrey & The Three Migos Tour, Drake and Future‘s Summer Sixteen Tour, Kanye West and JAY-Z‘s Watch the Throne Tour, and Travis Scott‘s Astroworld Tour, and his own DAMN. Tour.

The Big Steppers Tour kicked off in July 2022, hitting North America before heading overseas to Europe and Australia and New Zealand. Academy Award winner Helen Mirren was the narrator for the tour, while Kendrick Lamar, Dave Free and Mike Carson served as creative directors.

Last October, in honor of the 10th anniversary of his classic major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d. cityKendrick Lamar offered a live stream of the Paris stop of his 'Big Steppers' tour. The show was streamed live from the Paris Accor Arena and was able to be viewed exclusively on three Amazon platforms. The stream also included performances from Baby Keem and pgLang artist Tanna Leone who are both featured on his acclaimed Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.

In addition to his tour doing record numbers, last year Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers became the first Hip-Hop album in 2022 to cross one billion streams on Spotify. The project debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in May and has since gone on to earn critical-acclaim for its deeply observational examinations of love, relationships, self-worth and Black trauma.

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