Australia lost the plot the other week when it was announced American rapper Childish Gambino would finally perform in Australia at Splendour in the Grass 2019, after he cancelled his 2018 tour following a foot injury.

Now Gambino – aka Donald Glover – will start his Australian tour in Perth at RAC Arena on July 14, before playing Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on July 17, and then the Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena on July 24. Gambino will also play Spin Off Festival in Adelaide.

The accomplished musician, actor and writer will draw from his impressive back catalogue, including his 2011 debut album Camp, 2013 breakthrough Because the Internet and 2016’s critically acclaimed Awaken, My Love!. And yes, he will play his massive single, This is America.

Other Splendour sideshows announced today include American rappers Sza and Russ. The shows are on top of a string of sideshows announced on Friday last week including James Blake, Foals and the Streets.

Tickets for Childish Gambino go on sale at 12pm Thursday April 18. Tickets here.

Tour Dates:
Perth
July 14 – Rac Arena, Perth

Melbourne
July 17 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

Adelaide
July 19 – Spin Off Festival, Adelaide

Yelgun
July 20 – Splendour In The Grass

Sydney
July 24 – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park