The news was announced by Fam Rothstein—one third of the creative agency Wolf & Rothstein, composed of him, Glover and Wolf Taylor—via Twitter, insinuating that more than just the upcoming date at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., originally scheduled for Sept. 26, will be affected. The Forum later tweeted as well, with both announcements emphasizing that the show(s) are postponed and not canceled.
This is America tour is postponed, not cancelled. My guy played through the pain, but has to sit some dates out. Back before the years over.— Fam Rothstein (@famlikefamily) September 26, 2018
Tomorrow’s Childish Gambino show at the Forum has been postponed. Tickets will be valid at the newly scheduled date when announced. Thank you.— The Forum (@theforum) September 25, 2018
Glover recently cut his concert in Dallas short, reportedly due to health issues. Though not confirmed, Rothstein’s tweet mentioning that Glover “played through the pain, but has to sit some dates out” lends itself to that conclusion, as well.
It’s still unclear how many of the final 11 dates will be affected. The tour, concluding on Oct. 12 and followed by a few stray international dates, has been described on numerous occasions as the final Gambino tour by Glover himself. Glover released four new songs—“This Is America,” “Saturday” and two summertime tracks—leading up to the tour, and shared two other new tracks, “Algorhythm” and “All Night,” with fans who bought tickets. The final Gambino album is expected soon, though no announcement has been made.
While waiting on news regarding the rescheduled dates, check out this Childish Gambino performance from 2014, from the Paste archives.