The wait is over.Childish Gambino will be hitting the road once again this September – perhaps for the final time.
Despite recent rumors that Donald Glover is planning on retiring the character after his next musical release, the Grammy Award winner announced Monday via Twitter that he would be embarking on a brief US tour this upcoming September, joining forces with rap duo Rae Sremmurd. The pair currently has 13 scheduled arena dates, making stops in Atlanta, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Oakland, Seattle, and Vancouver.
Aside from a handful of festival dates and one-off appearances, it has been quite some time since Gambino last hit the road on an extensive and formal tour. Glover’s absence from the stage should not be mistaken as a hiatus, as the 34 year-old has been appearing in multiple feature films, writing and starring in his own hit TV show, Atlanta , as well as releasing “Awaken, My Love!” (the funk-infused follow-up to the Childish Gambino sophomore album, “Because The Internet.”)
Glover’s seamless ability to innovate and evolve through multiple creative endeavors makes him nothing short of a modern day renaissance man, earning the highest admiration from several industries alike. If this is in fact the final chapter of Childish Gambino, I can assure that we are in for something special with this tour and final album. Yes, all good things must eventually come to an end- but for Donald Glover, this end is only the beginning.
Listen to “Have Some Love” from 2016’s “Awaken, My Love!” below:
Tickets for Childish Gambino’s upcoming North American tour with Rae Sremmurd are available here.
Childish Gambino Tour 2018 – North American Tour Dates:
9/6 Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
9/8 Chicago, IL – United Center
9/10 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
9/12 Boston, MA – TD Garden
9/14 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden 9/18 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
9/19 Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
9/22 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
9/23 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
9/26 Inglewood, CA – The Forum
9/27 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
9/29 Seattle, WA – KeyArena
9/30 Vancouver, British Columbia – Rogers Arena