TDE’s “The Championship Tour” features all of the labels key artists, including Kendrick Lamar and SZA. Unfortunately, the latter has no choice but to pull out of the tour under doctor’s orders.
SZA, real name Solána Imani Rowe, won’t be hitting the stage with her label mates for a while, as she’s suffered swollen vocal cords. To prevent any lasting damage, she’ll sit out the remainder of their North American tour dates, according to The Jasmine Brand.
Label head, Top Dawg, revealed her throat problems have already affected a few dates.
For anyone who hasn’t seen this . I’ve been touring for 11 months. This didn’t happen overnight . Ive been troubleshooting for a while now and Usually steroids and pushing through help. They don’t this time . I’m not sick my voice just won’t fucking work😔 🤷🏾♀️. If I don’t pause now I’ll be forced to pause permanently . I’m genuinely sorry for every face,voice ,and energy field I won’t be touching ! I’m literally taking as many steroids as I can to speed this up!! Its a waiting game and super weird to be blamed for stuff outta my control but I get it ! again .. I’m sorry..I’ll be right back . Pray for me or don’t . Preciate u either way ❤️-S
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Check out the remaining tour dates below.
05/23 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
05/25 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
05/27 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
05/29 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
05/30 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
06/01 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
06/02 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
06/03 – Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
06/05 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
06/07 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
06/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ BB&T Pavilion
06/09 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
06/12 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
06/13 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
06/15 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
06/16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.