Kendrick Lamar announces The Big Steppers Tour is coming to New Zealand in December, adds second show

Kendrick Lamar will bring his 'The Big Steppers Tour' to New Zealand in December 2022 – here's how to get tickets

Following the release of his HUGE new album Mr Morale & The Big Steppers, Kendrick Lamar has announced that he is heading to New Zealand later this year.

If you had the chance to see Kendrick perform when he was last on our shores in 2018, then you will know that we’re expecting nothing short of an incredible, memorable, – and most importantly – fire performance when he lands here in just a few months.

By the time December rolls around, Lamar will be fresh from headlining Glastonbury and Rolling Loud festivals in June, as well as performing across the US, Europe, the UK, and Australia. As the last stop on his huge global tour, New Zealand fans better be ready to give Kendrick Lamar the send off he deserves.

Kendrick Lamar 2022 The Big Steppers New Zealand Tour

  • December 16, 2022, – Spark Arena, Auckland NZ
  • December 17, 2022, – Spark Arena, Auckland NZ **NEW SHOW – ON SALE NOW**

Tickets for the second Auckland show go on sale to the general public on Friday 1 July @ 1pm NZST

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When do tickets for Kendrick Lamar ‘The Big Steppers Tour‘ in New Zealand go on sale:

My Ticketmaster Presale: Wednesday 29 June @ 12pm (NZST) until Friday 1 July @ 12pm (NZST)
Live Nation Members Presale: Wednesday 29 June @ 12pm (NZST) until Friday 1 July @ 12pm (NZST)
General Public Onsale: Friday 1 July @ 1pm (NZST)

The tour comes off the back of the first new release from Kendrick Lamar in five years – the sprawling double album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. It follows his Pulitzer Prize-winning record DAMN.

Guest on the tour is his cousin and protégé Baby Keem, making his first ever appearance on our shores.

Kendric Lamar 2022 New Zealand Tour Ticket Tips

When is Kendrick Lamar touring New Zealand?

Kendrick Lamar will bring his new album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers to Auckland’s Spark Arena on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 December 2022. Tickets are on sale via

When do tickets to Kendrick Lamar’s New Zealand tour go on sale?

Tickets to Kendrick Lamar’s ‘The Big Steppers’ second show show – on Saturday 17 December 2022 – in New Zealand will go on sale to the general public from Friday 1 July @ 1pm (local time). Tickets are on sale via

Log into your Ticketmaster account and update your password if needed!

Get in early and ensure all your MyTicketmaster account details are up to date – from your password to your card details and your phone number.

Ticketmaster will regularly ask you to update your password to ensure the security of your account – you don’t want to get stuck having to change your password while the ticket timer is counting down during onsale as you can risk losing the incredible tickets you have secured.

Instead, now that you know you want to purchase tickets, log into your account and update your password today to ensure you are ready to nab those tickets.

Get to know Ticketmaster’s Smart Queue

If you aren’t familiar with Smart Queue, it is Ticketmaster’s way of creating a clear and fair process for thousands of fans to buy tickets in a short space of time. Fans enter the virtual Waiting Room prior to onsale time before joining the Smart Queue – which acts as a ‘virtual line’, helping us protect you and your tickets in a more effective way.

The time you join the Waiting Room does not determine your place in the Smart Queue, so we recommend joining at least 10 minutes prior to the event going on sale.

When the sale begins, the Smart Queue will open and everyone in the Waiting Room is given a place in line. Those who did not join the Waiting Room will be placed at the end of the line.

  • Sign in to your Ticketmaster account at least 10 minutes before joining the Waiting Room. This will speed up your purchase later.
  • Confirm you have a valid form of payment in your account with current email and billing information. This will make checkout a breeze.
  • Resist the urge to refresh. Your page will automatically refresh when you enter the Smart Queue.
  • Keep an eye on the time! When it’s your turn, your spot will be held for 10 minutes to begin shopping.
  • Just like before, tickets are always based on availability, demand, and are not guaranteed.

Find out more about Ticketmaster’s Waiting Room and Smart Queue here

Get to know Mobile Tickets!

All tickets purchased to Kendrick Lamar’s 2022 New Zealand tour via Ticketmaster are digital, meaning you can easily access your tickets on your phone via the Ticketmaster app or the web browser on your mobile phone, add them straight to your phone’s ticket wallet, and share them with your friends and family.

No PDFs, no printing, and no paper mean that you’ve always got your ticket with you.

Download the Ticketmaster App, and find more information about Mobile Tickets, here.

Top tip: To make entry on event day as quick as possible, we recommend adding your tickets to your phone’s wallet before arriving at the venue!

How do I purchase Accessible Seating tickets?

Fans who require accessible tickets to Kendrick Lamar’s 2022 New Zealand tour can purchase these through the General Public page. Please select the number of wheelchair, accessible, and/or companion card tickets you would like to purchase to view the ‘Best Available’ seating currently available.

Accessible seats (including Companion Cards) can be purchased during the presales via our dedicated Accessible Ticketing phone line if customers can quote a relevant password/code.

If you need to talk to a Customer Service Representative, please call 09 970 9711. Please note, this phone number is reserved for patrons with accessibility requirements and companion cardholders and can not process any other ticketing requests.

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Hints and tips for improving your chances of getting tickets

Make sure you have a My Ticketmaster account

Get the basics covered before tickets go on sale by logging in and checking your Ticketmaster account ahead of time. If you don’t have a Ticketmaster Account then make sure you sign up in advance –

Sign into your My Ticketmaster account ahead of time

Remember to triple check your passwords, account information, and billing information are all filled in correctly in advance, that way you’re not facing any last-minute account updates when trying to process your order.

Keep your options open with ‘Best Available’

Save time by searching “Best Available,” which scans all sections fast – it’s quicker than searching sections one at a time.

Keep an eye on the clock

There will be a time limit applied to all transactions as they’re progressed through the ticket purchasing stages. Remember to keep an eye on the timer on your screen and move through the processing pages as quickly as possible (this is even easier when you’ve completed the account set-up stage we mentioned above).

Don’t refresh your screen

Stick to one window while you’re in the Waiting Room and when you’re being pushed through the Smart Queue and always resist the urge to refresh.

Hitting the refresh button means you’ll lose your place in the queue and, as frustrating as it can get, patience is the only way to win this game. Ticketmaster is equipped with sophisticated systems that are designed to manage and process ticket purchases as quickly as possible. The queuing system that appears on your screen will place you at the front of the line as soon as possible.

Remember: there are a lot of fans

We’re expecting this to be a very popular event. When a popular event goes on sale there are hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of customers all attempting to purchase tickets at the same time. Tickets are sold as long as seats are available, and when an act is as popular as Kendrick Lamar, sometimes they go very quickly.

Be sure to follow the above tips to ensure you have the best chance of snapping up some tickets.

Kendrick Lamar will bring his ‘The Big Steppers Tour’ world tour to Spark Arena, Auckland New Zealand on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 December 2022. Tickets are on sale via

Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.