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Childish Gambino Tour Postponed Due to Injury

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Donald Glover has had to postpone his current Childish Gambino tour “This Is America” due to a reported foot injury. On Monday, September 23rd, Glover was performing when he quickly left the stage 30 minutes before his set was scheduled to end.

 

The injury is forcing Glover to cancel his appearance at the Austin City Limits Music Festival next month. He will still perform at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans on Oct. 27.

 

In a video posted to Twitter, Gambino can be heard wishing the Texas crowd farewell, telling them he’d see them soon.

While the extent of the injury is unknown, TMZ reported that the 34-year-old had broken his foot prior to that concert, and may have aggravated the injury during the performance. Glover’s September 26th show at The Forum in Los Angeles has been cancelled. A statement from The Forum says tickets will be valid at the make-up show when it is announced.

 

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In another statement, Fam Rothstein, who works with Glover as part of Glover’s creative agency Wolf + Rothstein, assured fans that “[Glover] played through the pain, but has to sit some dates out. Back before the year’s out.”

Earlier this year, Glover said that “This Is America” will be the rapper’s final tour, at least under the stage name Childish Gambino. After spending the summer debating royalty agreements with his old record label Glassnote Records, Glover has signed a new contract with RCA Records. The disagreement with Glassnote centers around streaming revenue that Glover earned as Childish Gambino. Glassnote believes they are entitled to half of Glover’s streaming revenue. Glover disagrees. According to Page Six, Glover intends to “‘assert counterclaims’ that he is owed $700,000 in streaming royalties.”

 

This article has been updated with developing information on September 28 at 1:30 PM

 

Childish Gambino 2018 Tour Dates:

An article in USA TODAY has provided the updated tour dates.

Dec. 2

Nashville, Tennessee: Bridgestone Arena

Dec. 4

Denver: Pepsi Center

Dec. 7

Vancouver, British Columbia: Rogers Arena

Dec. 11

Oakland, California: Oracle Arena

Dec. 12

San Jose, California: SAP Center

Dec. 15

Phoenix: Gila River Arena

Dec. 16

Los Angeles: The Forum (rescheduled from Sept. 26)

Dec. 17

Los Angeles: The Forum (rescheduled from Oct. 3)

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