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Despite doing a million and one other things (including lending his voice to the live action The Lion King remake, writing and starring in the hit television series Atlanta, developing a Deadpool television series and promoting his turn in the upcoming Star Wars spin-off, Solo), Donald Glover has somehow managed to find time to go on tour.
Early Monday morning, Glover announced via Twitter that he’ll be embarking on a concert tour as his musician alter ego Childish Gambino this fall. And he’s apparently only tweeted 20 times in total, so this is clearly a big deal.
childish gambino 2018 tour. pre-sale tuesday. general onsale friday. https://t.co/O5xfZSWl2J
— donald (@donaldglover) March 5, 2018
The tour is Glover’s first in support of 2016’s Awaken, My Love!, his latest and (arguably) most noteworthy album (one of the album’s singles is the soulful “Redbone,” which reached No. 1 on the Adult R&B Songs Billboard Chart and was featured prominently in Jordan Peele’s Oscar-winning Get Out). Glover has performed at the 2017 Governor’s Ball, the 2018 Grammy Awards, and on The Tonight Show since releasing “Awaken, My Love!”, but this tour marks the first time fans will really get a chance to see him perform his newest tracks in person.
The tour news comes as a bit of a surprise, as Glover recently indicated his desire to distance himself from his Childish Gambino persona. However, the tour is less than a month long and Glover won’t be touring on his own. Mississippi hip-hop act Rae Sremmurd, who recently released three new tracks and will likely release their impending album, SR3MM, before Glover’s tour starts in September, will open for Glover during the tour (which will, appropriately, kick off at Atlanta’s Infinite Energy Arena on September 6).
Glover’s Awaken, My Love! tour will hit Toronto’s Air Canada Centre on September 10 and Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on September 30. Check out all 13 tour dates below.
Sep. 6 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
Sep. 8 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Sep. 10 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Sep. 12 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Sep. 14 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Sep. 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Sep. 19 – Washington DC @ Capital One Arena
Sep. 22 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Sep. 23 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Sep. 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Sep. 27 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
Sep. 29 – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
Sep. 30 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena