Childish Gambino Has Added New Shows to His 2025 Australian Tour Ahead of General Ticket Sales Kicking Off

Sydney and Melbourne have both scored second shows on the rapper and hip hop star's first trip Down Under since 2019.
Sarah Ward
Published on May 17, 2024

More summertime magic is on its way: after first announcing four Australian shows for 2025, Childish Gambino has expanded his upcoming Down Under tour to add two extra gigs. Sydney and Melbourne, the musician that you also know as Donald Glover has expanded his stops in both cities — and, as Olivia Rodrigo also just did, he's popped more concerts on his itinerary before general ticket sales even start.

This year started with Glover on-screen in the TV remake of Mr & Mrs Smith. Next year will begin with Childish Gambino returning to Australia on his The New World tour, on what will be his first trip to these shores since 2019.

The rapper and hip hop talent won't just play tracks from his latest album Atavista — the finished version of 2020's 3.15.20 — but also from a career behind the microphone that dates back to 2011. Accordingly, expect to hear 'This Is America', 'Redbone', 'Sweatpants' and other songs from his past records Camp, Because the Internet and Awaken, My Love!.

Eli Watson via Flickr.

Across February 2025, the Australian leg of the tour will kick off at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, then hop to Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena, Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena and RAC Arena in Perth.

When he last headed this way — complete with a headline spot at Splendour in the Grass — it was after initially announcing a 2018 Australian tour, then cancelling it due to an ongoing injury. Before that, he performed at Falls Festival in 2016.

Gambino mightn't have been on Aussie stages for a spell, but Glover had the final two seasons of Atlanta — both in 2022 — reach screens since he was last Down Under. Voice work on Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, producing TV series Swarm, the aforementioned Mr & Mrs Smith: they've all joined his resume as well. He'll also be heard as Simba again in Mufasa: The Lion King, the prequel to 2019's photorealistic version of The Lion King, before 2024 is out.

On all Australian shows — and in New Zealand, too, which is also part of this tour — Gambino will be supported by Amaarae.

Eli Watson via Flickr.

Childish Gambino 'The New World' Tour 2025 Australia and New Zealand Dates

Tuesday, January 28 — Spark Arena, Auckland
Saturday, February 1 — Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Tuesday, February 4–Wednesday, February 5 — Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Friday, February 7–Saturday, February 8 — Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Tuesday, February 11 — RAC Arena, Perth

Childish Gambino is touring Australia and New Zealand in January and February 2025 — with ticket presales from Thursday, May 16, 2024 at staggered times, and general sales from Monday, May 20, 2024 (at 11am in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, all local times; and 1pm in Melbourne). Head to the tour website for further details. 

Published on May 17, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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