Drake surpasses Kendrick Lamar for highest-grossing rap tour ever

Drake has surpassed Kendrick Lamar with his recent ‘It’s All A Blur’ tour becoming the highest-grossing rap tour ever.

Last year, Lamar toured the world in support of his Grammy Award-winning fifth album ‘Mr Morale & The Big Steppers’. The ‘Big Steppers tour’ ended in September 2022 and earned $110.9million (£89,248,704.66) from 929,000 tickets sold across 73 shows – making it the highest-grossing rap tour at the time.

This summer, Drake team up with fellow rapper 21 Savage to tour North America in support of their Grammy Award-nominated collaborative album ‘Her Loss’. According to Touring Data, the ‘It’s All A Blur’ tour grossed $129.7million in 30 out of the 72 shows Drake did this year. It is believed that the official figure will double once all money made on the remaining 42 shows is accounted for.


This news comes shortly after Drake and J. Cole announced their own joint arena tour, ‘It’s All A Blur Tour – Big As What?’.

The rap juggernauts will tour North America in January 2024, starting in Denver, Colorado on January 18. They will stop in Nashville, Tampa, Buffalo and more before ending the tour in Birmingham, Alabama on March 27. Fans can find the tour dates below and visit here to buy tickets.

Drake’s ‘It’s All A Blur Tour – Big As The What?’ 2024 US tour dates are:

18 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena +
19 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
22 – San Antonio, TX – Frost Bank Center
25 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center
29 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center +
30 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center

02 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
07 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena +
08 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena +
12 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
16 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
20 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center +
21 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
24 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
27 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center

02 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
05 – Memphis, TN – FedExForum
10 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
14 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena ~
18 – State College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center ~
23 – Sunrise, FL – Amerant Bank Arena ~
27 – Birmingham, AL – The Legacy Arena at BJCC ~

+ Rescheduled dates
~ Without J. Cole


In October, Drake dropped his long-awaited eighth studio album, ‘For All The Dogs’, which NME gave two stars, calling the record “banger-less, bitter and deeply mid.”

On the other hand, Kendrick Lamar and Baby Keem headlined Tyler, the Creator‘s Camp Flog Gnaw festival this year. They performed their collaboration ‘The Hillbillies’ for the first time together.