The red-hot renaissance man brings his musical alter ego to Seattle.
There are few people in showbiz hotter than Donald Glover right now. The award season has been kind to the actor/director and rapper-turned-futuristic soul man, bagging Emmys and Golden Globes for his acclaimed TV series “Atlanta.” At the Grammys, his curveball decision to perform arresting album cut “Terrified” — instead of his hit “Redbone,” which won best traditional R&B performance — was a highlight of the awards show.
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On Monday, the red-hot renaissance man announced a new set of tour dates for his musical alter ego, Childish Gambino. The 13-show fall run hits Seattle’s KeyArena on Sept. 29 before wrapping up in Vancouver the following night. American Express cardholders have first crack at tickets ($45.50-$124.50) starting noon Tuesday before they become available to the general public Friday at noon through Ticketmaster and the KeyArena box office.
The Atlanta native tapped Southern rap duo Rae Sremmurd, best known for 2016’s inescapable “Black Beatles,” as his opening act.
Though Gambino only walked away with one Grammy this year, he earned nominations in big-ticket categories album and record of the year. After the ceremony, the multidisciplinary star announced that a follow-up to his stunning “Awaken, My Love!” album is in the works and reaffirmed his plans to retire his Childish Gambino moniker. If it’s half as good as his cosmic R&B masterpiece, it should be quite the swan song.
In the meantime, Glover fans can get their fix with the highly anticipated second season of “Atlanta,” which kicked off last week on FX.