Childish Gambino Has Cancelled His Upcoming Australian Tour

Promoter Live Nation is working to reschedule the US hip hop star's Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Canberra dates.
Sarah Ward, Libby Curran and Samantha Teague
Published on October 28, 2018

It was set to be one of the biggest Australian tours of the year, but Childish Gambino fans will have to wait a little longer for some summertime magic. Promoter Live Nation has announced that the US hip hop star has cancelled his Aussie trip due to an ongoing injury.

Childish Gambino was due to play solo shows at HBF Stadium, Perth on November 8; Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne on November 10; and the Sydney Opera House, Sydney on November 14 and November 15. He was also slated to be the headline act at Canberra's Spilt Milk festival, which will take place on November 17.

The performer — AKA Donald Glover, AKA writer/director/star of Atlanta, if you haven't already worked that out — reportedly broke his foot at a show in Dallas last month, and was already forced to postpone the final US leg of his 'This Is America' tour as a result. In a statement posted to Live Nation's social media feeds about the Aussie cancellation, the star said, "I'm not ready to put on 100 percent shows. Apologies to the fans. I will be back soon".

Live Nation is working to reschedule Childish Gambino's dates, so if you've nabbed yourself a ticket, keep your eyes on the company's website and social media for further updates.

With the single 'This Is America' tearing up the US charts — and the accompanying video — racking up hundreds of millions of views, it's safe to that Australia was pumped for Childish Gambino's arrival. This would've marked his first Aussie shows since performing at Falls Festival in 2016.


November 8 — Perth, HBF Stadium
November 10 — Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl
November 14 — Sydney, Sydney Opera House
November 15 — Sydney, Sydney Opera House
November 17 — Canberra, Spilt Milk Festival

Published on October 28, 2018 by Sarah Ward
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