Rappers Kendrick Lamar and Wale have been announced to headline this year’s Commodore Quake, the annual homecoming concert held at Vanderbilt’s Memorial Gymnasium. The event will be held Thursday, Oct. 3 at 8PM, and tickets go on sale this Friday, Aug. 2 at 10 a.m.
Lamar, who we raved about at Bonnaroo this year, last performed in Nashville, at War Memorial Auditorium, back in the fall. In the nine months since, the underground-criticial-darling-turned-mainstream-rap-fixture managed to land on endless end-of-year lists, garner cosigns from some of the biggest names in hip hop, and graduate to the main stage at the aforementioned ‘Roo. If you missed Kendrick last time around, and we’d wager a lot of you did, this is your chance to make up for it!
Though he might be poppier, and more inline with conventional mainstream hip hop, Wale is a nice counter-balance to Kendrick. While Lamar is more lyrically and technically focused, Wale is more of showman, crafting his songs in a grander, more palatable package that is primed for large stage performances. The pair are very different but, in this instance, will play off of each other nicely. Kendrick’s bringing the substance, Wale’s bringing the party- don’t miss out!