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Childish Gambino Postpones Tour Dates

UPDATED: Childish Gambino is postponing the remainder of his “This Is America” North American tour due to an injury, Live Nation announced on Wednesday.

The tour, which was supposed to stop at Los Angeles’ the Forum on Wednesday night, will pick back up in December in Nashville. The remaining eight shows will all take place throughout the month, with the exception of the Seattle stop, which has been cancelled due to “venue renovations.” Tickets for that concert will be refunded.

Gambino’s performances at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, originally scheduled for Oct. 7 and Oct. 14, are both being cancelled. He will next perform at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans on Oct. 27.

The news comes after Gambino postponed his stop at the Forum just a day before it was scheduled to take place. Fam Rothstein of Wolf + Rothstein, the “creative collective” that manages Gambino (a.k.a. Donald Glover), tweeted late Tuesday: “This is America tour is postponed, not cancelled. My guy played through the pain, but has to sit some dates out. Back before the years over.”

While Live Nation did not specify the nature of his injury, TMZ and other outlets reported that Gambino may have injured or broken his foot while performing in Dallas, where the show was apparently cut short.

Gambino has said that this tour will be his — or at least his Gambino alter-ego’s — last. He has premiered three new songs on the tour in addition to the four he’s released earlier in the year, and while an album is expected sometime in the coming weeks, no definitive announcement has been made.

Of the New York show, Variety said, “The presentation is visually stunning, with an arena-filling light show, lots of dry ice and pair of 50-foot tall video banks that move between the center and the sides of the stage; large video screens were on either side, showing both the stage and often members of the crowd. During the rap songs, the lights would occasionally answer and accentuate the lyrics. At several points during the show, cameramen followed Glover offstage — and once trailed him backstage, then through a series of hallways into the arena proper, where he walked past the concession stands, through an entrance and finally into the seats (somewhere around section 108)— and into the crowd, where thousands of cellphone cameras flashed he gradually made his way through the aisles and back onto the stage.”

See all the new dates below.

Sun, December 2: Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
Tues, December 4, 2018: Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
Fri, December 7, 2018: Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena
Tus, December 11, 2018: Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena
Wed, December 12, 2018: San Jose, CA, SAP Center
Sat, December 15, 2018: Phoenix, AZ, Gila River Arena
Sun, December 16, 2018: Los Angeles, CA, The Forum (rescheduled from Sept 26)
Mon, December 17, 2018: Los Angeles, CA, The Forum (rescheduled from Oct 3)


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