Kendrick Lamar

The Big Steppers Tour


Spanning over 65+ shows worldwide, The Big Steppers Tour was Kendrick Lamar’s return to touring after four years to support his Grammy award-winning album, “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.” Mike was commissioned by pgLang to design and direct the show alongside Kendrick & Dave Free, leading the creative vision of a cast & crew in the hundreds. The tour entailed a unique minimalist design featuring three stages, cinematic live capture and screen content, theatrical choreography, puppetry, and energetic SFX to help bring the story of “Mr. Morale” to life.


Stage Design & Show Direction: Mike Carson, Dave Free, & Kendrick Lamar
Management: pgLang
Tour Director: Christian Coffey
Production Manager: Bryan Sheckel

Creative Producer & Lighting Designer: Cory Fitzgerald
Choreographer: Charm La'Donna
Asst. Choreographer: Cassidy Ratliff
Musical Director: Tony Russell
Dancers: Corey Turner, Alekz Samone, James Dhaïti, Jackie Pipkins, FaceOff, Joya Jackson, Christian Davis, Jaida Brooks, D-Ran Neal, Camryn Bridges, Rob Bynes
Lighting Director: Marcus Jessup Jr.
Media Server Progammer/Op: Danny Purdue

Lighting Programmer: Sam Paine
Additional Programmer: Davey Martinez
IMAG Director: Damien Gravois | Steadicam: Reed Choinski
Content: Frameworx & The 92 Group
Content Team: Amish Dani, Eddie Perez, Chaz Smedley, Brandon Delgadillo, Christopher Latouche
KL Stylist: Taylor McNeil
Dancer Stylist: Shannon Stokes
Backstage/Wardrobe: Belle Abuyo, Alexis Mahrie
Road & Tour Managers: Becca Weyhrauch, Hugo Rodriguez & Allison Fitts
SFX: Strictly FX

Stage: TAIT

Special thank you entire pgLang team, the entire touring crew, and our great partners at TAIT, Screenworks, Upstaging, and all who contributed to the success of this show.

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