Childish Gambino (a.k.a. Donald Glover), who released two brand-new songs this morning, has been added to the lineup for the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival on Friday, September 21. The event will take place on September 21 and 22 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will also feature performances by Justin Timberlake, Fleetwood Mac, Jack White, Carrie Underwood, Mariah Carey, Imagine Dragons, Jason Aldean, Sam Smith, Luke Bryan, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Panic! At The Disco, Kelly Clarkson, Shawn Mendes, Kygo, Rae Sremmurd and Logic. Fleetwood Mac will be making their first performance with new members Neil Finn and Mike Campbell filling in for Lindsey Buckingham, who announced early this year he will not be joining the tour.
Glover has now dropped a total of four new songs since announcing his new deal with RCA Records back in January: During his hosting appearance on “Saturday Night Live” In May, he debuted a new song called “Saturday” — which is similar in feel to the summer songs — as well as his hard-hitting “This Is America,” for which a politically charged video directed by Hiro Murai was released at the same time. While no release date for the album has been announced, it’s expected in the coming weeks.
Throughout a summer-long on-air and online promotion, iHeartMedia station listeners across the country will have the chance to win a trip to Las Vegas for the show. The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival is co-produced by John Sykes, and Tom Poleman.
The iHeartRadio Music Festival will be broadcast live across the iHeartMedia network to more than 150 markets and on the CW Network’s CWTV.com and The CW App. A two-night television special is scheduled for Oct. 7 and Oct. 8.