2018 is going to be a major year for Donald Glover. With the recent premiere of Atlanta, Glover signed a new record deal with RCA Records and announced a North American Tour for his music-alter ego Childish Gambino with the hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd, best known for their hit “Black Beatles.” The fall itinerary is set to kick off in Glover’s hometown Atlanta, September 6th, and hitting other 12 cities including Philadelphia, September 18th at the Wells Fargo Center.
Last year during his performance at the Governors Ball in NYC, the multi talented Glover announced that his 2016 LP Awaken, My Love! would mark the retirement of his moniker. At the 2018 Grammys in January, he confirmed with reporters that he will stand by his decision to bring the curtains down on Childish Gambino after 10 years. The ever-growing artist has made a name for himself in every area of the entertainment industry as a rapper, writer, actor, comedian, and director. The Grammy-winning R&B artist started off writing for the American sitcom “30 Rock” then released a comedy special on Netflix called “Donald Glover: Weirdo”. Afterwards, the R&B artist started acting, starring in TV series and films such as Community in 2009 and Magic Mike XXL in 2015. Now, he is directing his own television series, the acclaimed Atlanta, which is on FXX.
After seven mixtapes, two EPs and three studio albums, it is upsetting to see Donald Glover say goodbye to the music part of his multifaceted career. However, this won’t be the last time we hear from him. 2018 is going to be the year everyone and their mother will know the name Donald Glover.
Tickets for Childish Gambino’s upcoming North American tour go on sale Friday, March 9th at 12 p.m. with a presale beginning Tuesday, March 6th; for more information, go to the XPN Concert Calendar. While you’re counting down the days until the show, you can listen to Childish Gambino’s 2016 funkadelic album Awaken My Love! below as well as the full slate of tour dates.
Childish Gambino 2018 tour dates
September 6 — Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
September 8 — Chicago, IL @ United Center
September 10 — Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
September 12 — Boston, MA @ TD Garden
September 14 — New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
September 18 — Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
September 19 — Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
September 22 — Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
September 23 — Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
September 26 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
September 27 — Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
September 29 — Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
September 30 — Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
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