Kendrick Lamar Playing UMass Boston on May 8

Office of Communications | March 25, 2013
Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar, the West Coast MC whose album “Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City” has sold nearly 800,000 copies and became a staple on critics’ Best of 2012 lists, will perform at University of Massachusetts Boston on Wednesday, May 8.

Tickets, which went on sale on Monday, March 25, sold out on Tuesday, March 26.

Lamar soared into the hip-hop consciousness with the October release of “Good Kid,” his first album for a major label. The 25-year-old native of Compton, California, had previously released an iTunes-only album called “Section 80.” Lamar recently appeared on Saturday Night Live and The Late Show with David Letterman, and he will perform Thursday on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Critics and fans have praised “Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City” for matching Lamar’s captivating delivery with radio-ready beats and an emotional depth uncommon in modern hip-hop. “Good Kid” was named one of the best albums of 2012 by Pitchfork, Stereogum, MTV, and many other publications.

The doors of the Clark Center gymnasium will open at 5:30 p.m. on the day of the show., with opener Say Blanco taking the stage at 6:15 p.m. Kendrick Lamar will follow at 7:15 p.m. The Student Activities and Events Council is hosting the concert.

Here are some rules and regulations concert goers will need to follow:

  • NO Bags (of any size) Allowed Inside the Clark Athletic Center
  • NO Bag Drop Provided
  • NO Alcohol, Drink Containers, or Food
  • NO Wallet Chains, Spiked Clothing, or Jewelry
  • NO Laser Pointers
  • NO Minor Unless Accompanied by an Adult 18 or Older
  • NO Cameras
  • NO Weapons, Mace, or Pepper Spray

Tags: good kid, m.a.a.d. city , hip-hop , kendrick lamar , saec , say blanco , spring concert

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Comments (17)

Posted by Rocker | November 13, 2013 - 2:04 a.m.

Never heard of this “kid” before now. Seriously, looks like he’s 13. Is he? I’m curious to know from those that went, how was the show? I mean it sold out. How the heck was it peeps!

Posted by breemarie | May 08, 2013 - 5:47 p.m.

I have tickets, show time is 5:30p… what if I come later will I get in??

Posted by Judy | May 08, 2013 - 2:46 p.m.

I have 6 tickets for sale! Respond if you want them

Posted by smdb | May 08, 2013 - 1:52 p.m.

What time is entry not permitted after? I see that doors open at 5:30 but when do they close?

Posted by Colleen Locke | May 08, 2013 - 10:52 a.m.

Hi, cALI and celo,
Tickets are sold out for tonight’s show.
Colleen Locke
Web Editor

Posted by celo | May 07, 2013 - 1:47 p.m.

Are there any tickets left?

Posted by cALI | May 07, 2013 - 9:03 a.m.

Hello. Are there any tickets left? I lost 4 of my tickets while moving : (

Posted by Roxy | May 07, 2013 - 7:55 a.m.

How big of a concert is it? Around how many people?

Posted by Colleen Locke | May 06, 2013 - 12:07 p.m.

Hi, Graham,
We will see you on campus on Wednesday for the Kendrick Lamar concert. Here is a link to our parking map:

You don’t have to go to UMass Boston to attend the event; a student ID is required to purchase tickets.

You do not need to have your student ID to get into the event; just your ticket.

Colleen Locke
Web Editor

Posted by maria | May 04, 2013 - 8:05 p.m.

Do you need a student ID to get in??