Atlanta’s Childish Gambino, AKA Donald Glover, to headline O2 Arena

The 34-year-old Emmy and Grammy winner- who also acts, directs, writes, produces and DJs – will play the Greenwich venue on 4 November.

It is expected to be the Atlanta star’s largest UK performance to date, months after he won a lead actor Emmy for his comedy series.

Special guest R&B singer H.E.R. – whose real name is Gabriella “Gabi” Wilson – will also perform.

The show will be the second UK appearance for the multi-talented American artist, who headlines at Gunnersbury Park’s Lovebox Festival in July.

His political single, This Is America, which sparked debate about gun violence in the US, reached number 6 in the UK charts earlier this year.

The video – in which a smiling shirtless Gambino dances through a warehouse shooting a hooded man before opening fire on a choir – has been watched about 300 million times since early May.

Described by actor Jamie Foxx as a song that “stopped me in my tracks” at Sunday’s BET Awards, Glover was persuaded to perform a few lines from the song on stage during the ceremony.

Glover has previously hinted that he may soon kill-off his Gambino alter ego, saying at the Grammy’s in January: “I’m making another project right now. But I like endings, I think they’re important to progress.

“I think if a lot of things had death clauses in them we wouldn’t have a lot of problems in the world, to be honest. I think endings are good because they force things to get better.”

Tickets for Childish Gambino’s 02 concert go on sale at 9am on 29 June.

Newsdesk

The Panda Radio newsdesk works 24/7 to create news and content for our radio and online consumers. If you have any news you want to send you can email us: news@pandaradio.co.uk

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *