Childish Gambino, aka the multi-talented Donald Glover, gave psych-rock masters Tame Impala a shout-out on Sunday night when performing a set in their hometown of Perth, Australia. Glover’s performance was part of the 2019 Splendour in the Grass musical festival.
According to Perth-based publication Pile Rats and fans who attended, Glover said to the crowd, “Do y’all f*ck with Tame Impala? I f*ck with Tame Impala,” and continued, “Black people really f*ck with Tame Impala, y’all should be proud of him,” referring to Kevin Parker, the lead singer, principal songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist for the psychedelic-rock group.
Glover was seemingly referencing a popular tweet from Hunter Harris, a staff writer at Vulture, who also praised Tame Impala similarly last week.
During the set, Glover confirmed it would be one of his last shows as Childish Gambino, as he notably canceled his tour last November due to a foot injury and has been heavily involved in other projects, such as playing Simba in The Lion King.
Tame Impala released two singles this year, “Patience” and “Borderline,” both of which they performed on Saturday Night Live in March, and have been touring the globe in support of them. Kevin Parker previously revealed that new music from the gang is coming sometime soon.
Childish Gambino and Tame Impala both headlined Coachella a few months back, and are both performing at Splendour. The two acts will also play Lollapolooza next month and Austin City Limits in October. Fans are hoping a meeting between Glover and Parker might be in the cards.
Check out fan-shot footage of Glover’s performance below, and find Childish Gambino and Tame Impala sets from the Paste archives further down.
In @donaldglover’s first AU show for his “last tour ever” — his words, not mine — there was EVERYTHING. New music (video related), full choirs, school kids backflipping onto splits, and even a shout-out to Tame Impala: “Black people fuck with Tame Impala — y’all should be proud.” pic.twitter.com/LF6BsuvGXn— Hayden Davies (@haydendavies) July 15, 2019