Hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar has announced a New Zealand tour in support of his critically acclaimed 2017 album DAMN.

Lamar will play Dunedin's Forsyth Barr stadium on Tuesday July 17 and Auckland's Spark Arena on Thursday July 19.

Already a 12-time Grammy winner, Lamar recently won a 2018 Pulitzer Prize for DAMN., becoming the first-ever popular music artist to win a Pulitzer for music.

DAMN. received critical acclaim upon its release, with the New Zealand Herald calling it "nothing short of breathtaking" in a five-star review.

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Tickers for the DAMN. New Zealand tour are available Monday, April 30, with Auckland tickets on sale from 12pm and Dunedin tickets from 1pm.