Kendrick Lamar at Newcastle Arena: Are tickets still available, how to see the show and possible setlist

The world famous rapper is heading to Newcastle soon as part of his upcoming UK tour.

California-born superstar Kendrick Lamar is heading to the UK in November and Newcastle’s Utilita Arena is one of the places he’ll be hitting during his time on this side of the Atlantic.

It has been a huge year for the artist, who was born in Compton. After a period out of the limelight, he returned with a bang in May when he released his fifth studio album Mr Morale and the Big Steppers. The record reached the number one spot in charts across the world and gave him further material for his iconic headline set at Glastonbury this year.

The in-demand shows have had plenty of music fans talking, and here’s all you need to know about the tour.

Kendrick Lamar at Newcastle Arena: Are tickets still available, how to see the show and possible setlist. (Photo by Santiago Bluguermann/Getty Images)

When is Kendrick Lamar playing in Newcastle?

The Newcastle date of the tour will be on Friday, November 4 and will mark the rapper’s third UK show of the tour. North East fans will have been waiting a while for the date after his previous ‘Damn' tour skipped the region in February 2018.

He has previously played at the arena, however. This came when he supported Drake at the venue in 2012.

Are tickets still available for Kendrick Lamar at Newcastle Arena?

According to the venue and Ticketmaster, a very small selection of seated tickets remain available for the show. These start in price at £53.50 each.

Anyone wanting to get a last minute ticket for the show must attempt their purchase through Ticketmaster’s resale platform. This can be done in the same way as buying regular tickets through the site’s portal for the show. At the time of writing, standing tickets are available at a resale price of £101.57 each.

Tickets may also become available through Twickets, another ticket resale website. Fans can set up phone alerts to notify them if or when tickets become available.

What are the stage times for Kendrick Lamar at Newcastle Arena?

According to the venue’s website, doors for the night will open at 6pm with the first support coming from Tanna Leone at 7:45pm. Baby Keem takes the second support slot at 8:10pm before Kendrick Lamar takes the stage at 9:05pm.

What will the setlist be for the Kendrick Lamar gig in Newcastle?

Based on the setlist across the tour so far, fans can expect something similar to the following:

United in Grief



Worldwide Steppers

Backseat Freestyle

Rich Spirit


Father Time

M.a.a.d City

Purple Hearts

King Kunta


Swimming Pools

B**** Don't Kill My Vibe

Die Hard




Silend Hill

Vent (With Baby Keem)

Range Brothers (with Baby Keem)

Family Ties (with Baby Keem)


Mr Morale


Where else in the UK is Kendrick Lamar performing on his tour?

Between Wednesday, November 2 and Wednesday, November 16, Lamar is performing in Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham, London and Manchester as well as two nights in Dublin after the UK leg. These dates come after the European leg of the tour which sees the rapper play in the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, France Switzerland and Belgium.