Kendrick Lamar to perform in New Orleans next Wednesday, Oct. 28 _lowres

Photo by Chris Pizzello -- Kendrick Lamar, pictured here at the BET Awards, performs in New Orleans next Wednesday.

Kendrick Lamar, the critically-acclaimed rapper who released “To Pimp a Butterfly” earlier this year, will make a stop in New Orleans next week as part of his new tour.

Lamar will perform at The Civic Theatre on Wednesday. Doors open at 8 p.m. The show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $50 in advance and are on sale now at

The show is part of a tour called the “1st Annual Kunta’s Groove Sessions,” and also features performances from Lamar’s backing band the Wesley Theory and Jay Rock.

The intimate tour also will make stops in Atlanta, Dallas and New York before wrapping up in Oakland, California, on Nov. 10.

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