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On The Verge: Childish Gambino

posted December 6, 2011, 8:38 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Tour | comment Leave a Comment

Tags: Donald Glover, Childish Gambino, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Camp


Stand up comedian, TV star, and most recently wearing the hip-hop hat, artist Donald Glover doesn’t seem to have any limits. Probably most well known up to this point for his role on the NBC show Community, the young emerging star raps using the moniker Childish Gambino. He recently had a featured solo stand up comedy performance Weirdo on Comedy Central, has a part in the new Muppets movie, and is quickly gaining credibility and popularity by appearing on many best of 2011 music lists.

Stirring up attention from a buzzworthy appearance at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin last month, Glover’s Camp sold over an astonishing 50,000 records it’s first week in late November. He just missedthe top 10, debuting on the chats at 11th place. He’s got new music videos, vinyl being pressed, and a newly announced tour, cleverly disguised as a website offering a summer camp for children. Camp Gambino tour kicks off in Atlanta, and all dates with opening support Danny Brown are listed below, along with his Conan appearance.

Update: Congrats to Donald Glover, who just made the Forbes list of 30 under 30! Video below.  You can read the article about him here.

12/31 – South Lake Tahoe, UT @ Snowglobe Music Festival
03/16 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
03/17 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
03/17 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
03/20 – Richmond, VA @ The National
03/21 – Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
03/24 – Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy
03/25 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
03/27 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
03/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ Epic
03/30 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
04/02 – Iowa City, IA @ University of Iowa Main Lounge
04/03 – Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
04/05 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
04/06 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
04/07 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
04/10 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
04/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Venue of Scottsdale
04/17 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory Concert House
04/18 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
04/19 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

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