After you heard Childish Gambino’s most recent album, “Awaken, My Love,” you might’ve been like me and been pressed to know when Childish would go on tour next. For awhile it seemed as if a tour just wasn’t going to happen due to the immensely busy schedule of Childish, otherwise known as Donald Glover.
Starting with his FX show Atlanta that did so well, it ended up winning Glover two Emmys; one for best directing in a comedic series and the other for best comedic actor. On top of this, Glover was also slated to play Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Star Wars movie “Solo.” This is a new chapter to the series which is centered around one of the main characters in the stories history, Han Solo. In between these large acting roles, Glover managed to drop an album that was Grammy-nominated for the album of the year. The song “Redbone” from the album was featured on the smash hit movie, “Get Out,” which only increased the popularity of the song and album. To say the least he was a busy man.
Being such a big music fan, I would often talk to my friends about how I would hope and pray Glover would eventually tour the funk fusion album “Awaken, My Love.” My hope was that he would surprise his hometown and do a set at Music Midtown, Atlanta’s biggest music festival, last fall. To say the least I was very disappointed when the lineup came out and his name wasn’t listed.
At this point the only live productions he’s had performing the music from this album was his initial show/festival PHAROS, which was held in Joshua Tree National Park in California in 2016, and the Governor’s Ball music festival in New York last summer. At this point I had given up and assumed this would be one of those albums that just never were largely toured. When I think of this, Kanye West’s “808s & Heartbreak” came to mind since Kanye never really toured that album despite it’s immense success.
Low and behold, I got a notification this morning about his upcoming North American Tour and I was elated to say the least. Although it’ expected, there are no specific details stating the main focus of the tour will be on his most recent album. The tour starts on September 6th in his/my hometown of Atlanta, and has 13 different stops, ending in Vancouver. Rae Sremmurd is slated as the opening artists for each of the dates listed as of now.
Presale ticket sales starts Tuesday, March 6th at 10:00am (local time), and general ticket sales start Friday, March 9th at 10:00 or 12:00am, depending on the location (local time).
See the list of dates below, and for more details visit one of the links at the bottom of the page:
Childish Gambino with special guest Rae Sremmurd
Sept. 6 – Atlanta, GA at Infinite Energy Arena
Sept. 8 – Chicago, IL at United Center
Sept. 10 – Toronto, ON at Air Canada Centre
Sept. 12 – Boston, MA at TD Garden
Sept. 14 – New York, NY at Madison Square Garden
Sept. 18 – Philadelphia, PA at Wells Fargo Center
Sept. 19 – Washington DC at Capital One Arena
Sept. 22 – Houston, TX at Toyota Center
Sept. 23 – Dallas, TX at American Airlines Center
Sept. 26 – Los Angeles, CA at The Forum
Sept. 27 – Oakland, CA at Oracle Arena
Sept. 29 – Seattle, WA at KeyArena
Sept. 30 – Vancouver, BC at Rogers Arena