In anticipation of his upcoming album good kid, m.A.A.d city (out October 2nd), Kendrick Lamar is teaming up with BET Networks’ Music Matters for a 23 city tour. Kendrick, no stranger to great expectations, has some bold words to describe the tour:

“More than a Hip Hop show, it’s an experience worth a life time.”

So far, the Compton-bred emcee has given listeners little reason to doubt. Check him out in person this fall if you can. Dates below.

9/7 Norfolk, VA
9/8 Richmond, VA
9/11 Charlotte, NC
9/12 Baltimore, MD
9/13 Philadelphia, PA
9/14 Washington, DC
9/15 New York, NY
9/20 Detroit, MI
9/21 Minneapolis, MN
9/22 Milwaukee, WI
9/23 Chicago, IL
9/26 Tampa, FL
9/27 Miami, FL
9/28 Orlando, FL
9/29 Atlanta, GA
9/30 New Orleans, LA
10/8 Denver, CO
10/11 Phoenix, AZ
10/13 Portland, OR
10/14 Seattle, WA
10/16 San Francisco, CA
10/17 Los Angeles, CA
10/18 Pomona, CA