Kendrick Lamar is king of the Grammys

Kendrick Lamar was the king of the Grammy Awards -- picking up five awards, including best rap album for "DAMN." and best rap/sung performance for "Loyalty," with Rihanna. "This is special, man. I got a lot of guys in this building that I still id
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Kendrick Lamar was the king of the Grammy Awards -- picking up five awards, including best rap album for "DAMN." and best rap/sung performance for "Loyalty," with Rihanna. "This is special, man. I got a lot of guys in this building that I still id
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Here’s where you can see newly minted Grammy winners (and nominees)

By David Menconi

dmenconi@newsobserver.com

January 29, 2018 01:55 PM

Chris Stapleton, fresh off sweeping the Grammy Awards’ country categories, is coming to the Triangle this fall.

Stapleton will bring his All-American Road Show to Raleigh’s Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek on Oct. 12, with Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb, it was announced Monday morning.

At Sunday’s Grammy ceremonies in New York, Stapleton’s 2017 album “From a Room: Volume 1” won all three awards he was nominated for – best country album, song and solo performance. The last time Stapleton played in Raleigh was in May 2017, the same week that “From a Room” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s country chart.

Fan club pre-sales begin Feb. 6, with Feb. 9 as the public on-sale date.

Stapleton is one of a number of Grammy winners with Triangle shows coming up. The list includes:

▪ Aimee Mann, who won her first Grammy Award in the folk-album category with “Mental Illness,” plays Feb. 2 at Durham’s Carolina Theatre.

▪ Jason Isbell, who won two Grammys for Americana album and American roots song off “The Nashville Sound,” is at the Durham Performing Arts Center Feb. 10-11.

▪ The National also snagged its first Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album for “Sleep Well Beast.” They play Red Hat Amphitheater May 1.

▪ Mastodon, winner for best metal performance with “Sultan’s Curse,” was just announced for May 19 at Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater.

▪ Kendrick Lamar, who came up short for album of the year but still won five Grammys – rap album, song, performance, video and rap/sung performance, all from his album “DAMN” – plays Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek on May 26.

Numerous other Grammy-nominated acts who didn’t win will be coming our way, too:

▪ Jerry Seinfeld, who lost out to Dave Chappelle for comedy album (and got a consolation puppy instead), will do two shows at DPAC on March 14. Seinfeld’s fellow comedy nominee Kevin Hart was also just announced for April 1 at Raleigh’s PNC Arena. (Tickets for Hart’s show go on sale Jan. 31 at noon.)

▪ Brent Cobb, who was up for the Americana album Grammy that Isbell won, plays the Pour House in Raleigh on March 30 – and is also one of the opening acts for Stapleton’s Oct. 12 Walnut Creek show.

▪ ODESZA, nominated alongside Durham’s Sylvan Esso for the dance/electronic album Grammy (which was won by Kraftwerk), plays Red Hat on May 9.

▪ Tedeschi Trucks Band, nominated for the contemporary blues album category won by Taj Mahal and Keb Mo, plays Walnut Creek on July 13.

▪ Lots of country nominees are coming to Walnut Creek, many as part of the Country Megaticket. They include Kenny Chesney on May 12, Brothers Osborne opening for Dierks Bentley on Aug. 9, Zac Brown Band on Sept. 14 and Lady Antebellum on Oct. 4.

▪ Finally, Elton John wasn’t nominated, but he played what might have been one of the show’s performance high points, a “Tiny Dancer” duet with Miley Cyrus. John has a March 12, 2019, date at PNC on his farewell tour. Tickets go on sale Feb. 16.

David Menconi: 919-829-4759, @NCDavidMenconi