Childish Gambino Scraps Australia Tour Due to Foot Injury

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Childish Gambino performs at Lovebox Festival at Gunnersbury Park in London on July 14, 2018.  

Childish Gambino won’t be coming to Australia after all.    

The foot injury which derailed Gambino’s This Is America tour of the U.S. will halt his plans to head Down Under next month.    

Donald Glover’s hip-hop alter-ego has canceled his sold-out Australia jaunt due to the foot injury he sustained at a Dallas concert last month, the producer of the tour Live Nation confirmed in a statement,

Gambino is “not confident of being able to perform at his full capacity and deliver the shows he had been planning,” the statement reads. The artist issued his own message:  “I’m not ready to put on 100% shows. apologies to the fans. i will be back soon.”

LN says it's working with the artist to try reschedule the dates, which were due to kick off Nov. 8 at Perth’s HBF Stadium, followed by shows in Melbourne (Nov. 10 at Sidney Myer Music Bowl) and two nights at the Sydney Opera House forecourt (Nov. 14 and 15). Separately, Gambino will miss his slot on Canberra's Spilt Milk festival.

Gambino's Billboard Hot 100 leader “This Is America” (Liberator) also scaled the summit of Australia’s chart earlier this year for his first No. 1 in these parts. 

The performer already scrapped a bunch of dates in the U.S. after hurting himself on stage at Dallas’ American Airlines Center, with some observers suggesting he may have aggravated a preexisting injury. Fam Rothstein, co-principal of the creative collective Wolf + Rothstein, a partnership with Glover and Chad "The Wolf" Taylor, took to Twitter at the time to assure fans the dates were "postponed, not cancelled," and that Glover “played through the pain, but has to sit some dates out. Back before the year's over.”


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