Donald Glover + Childish Gambino Touring (Bowery, MHOW)

Donald Glover at Union Hall (05/09/2010)
Donald Glover at Union Hall
Photo: D. Caplan

Actor and comedian Donald Glover, just announced a tour that will bring him to NYC for two shows that will feature both Donald’s stand-up and the music of his alter ego, the rapper Childish Gambino. The “I Am Donald” tour will touch down at the Bowery Ballroom on May 10 and MHOW on May 14, tickets should go on sale sometime this week Friday, March 4 at noon .

As a side project Glover raps as ‘Childish Gambino’ and released the album entitled Sick Boi on June 5, 2008, in which he thanks himself. On September 17, 2009, ‘Childish Gambino’ released the album Poindexter. A pair of mixtapes entitled I Am Just A Rapper, and I Am Just A Rapper 2 were released in close succession in early 2010. His latest and third album, Culdesac, was set to be released on July 2, 2010, but a couple of last minute additions caused the album to be delayed for a day. The album was made available on July 3. Glover has stated in interviews that on Sick Boi and Poindexter he felt he had to hide behind gimmicks, such as pink hoodies. But with his subsequent projects, he has touched on more personal subject matter, including family, schoolyard bullying, troubled romantic relationships, suicidal thoughts and alcoholism. [Wikipedia]

The new Childish Gambino EP entitled Be Alone will be out March 8, 2011.

More Donald Glover tour dates and a video for “Freaks and Geeks” after the jump.

Donald Glover at Union Hall

Donald Glover/Childish Gambino 2011 Tour Dates
19-Mar Austin, TX – Red 7 Patio. All Ages
16-Apr Ames, IA – Iowa State Center
18-Apr Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
19-Apr Salt Lake City, UT – Vertigo at the Complex
21-Apr Seattle, WA – Neumos
22-Apr Vancouver, BC – The Rio Theatre
23-Apr Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
26-Apr Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
27-Apr Los Angeles, CA – The Music Box (Henry Fonda Theatre)
28-Apr San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
30-Apr Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Café
02-May Dallas, TX – The Loft
03-May Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Studio
04-May Austin, TX – Emo’s Alternative Lounge – Outside
06-May Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
08-May Washington, DC – Black Cat
09-May Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
10-May New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom
11-May Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
13-May Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
14-May Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
16-May Toronto, ONT – The Opera House
17-May Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
18-May Chicago, IL – Park West
19-May Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater