Childish Gambino adds new Melbourne date to upcoming Australian tour

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Childish Gambino adds new Melbourne date to upcoming Australian tour

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Childish Gambino Melbourne tickets are set to drop today.

The American renaissance man – actor, comedian, producer, writer, director and superstar rapper Childish Gambino – has added an extra Melbourne date to his highly-anticipated The New World Tour taking place in January and February 2025.

Before being announced earlier this week, the tour was teased when Frontier Touring released a cryptic Instagram post, which featured part of his world tour artwork pasted over Australian and New Zealand cities.

Childish Gambino Australian tour

  • Jan 28 – Spark Arena, Auckland
  • Feb 1 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
  • Feb 4 – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
  • Feb 7 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
  • Feb 8 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (NEW SHOW)
  • Feb 11 – RAC Arena, Perth

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The first Childish Gambino Melbourne tickets are set to go on sale on Friday, May 17 at noon. Tickets to the newly-announced show, happening at Rod Laver Arena on February 8, will open to the public on Monday, May 20, with a presale opening today. He will be supported at his Australia and New Zealand by special guest Amaare.

Last month, Gambino revealed that he would be re-releasing his fourth studio album, 3.15.20 as a finished record, which dropped today.

We raved about his most recent Melbourne performance, with Alex Watts writing: “Appearing at the end of the stage’s runway, surrounded by faces tilted upwards with awe, Childish Gambino appeared bathed in light. Shirtless in white baggy pants, Gambino, soon to be known solely as Donald Glover, bowed his head as his own voice sang passionately through the speakers. Some distance away, from their riser atop the moveable LED screens the band unleashed dramatic, gospel-indebted flourishes, while at their feet a choir, adorned in matching vestments, augmented Glover’s disembodied vocal as he slowly raised his face.

The statement made by the show’s introduction was to provide a showcase through not just the grand scale of the production, but of the emotion intended to be communicated through such means. Ambiguity, after all, does not wash in an arena.

“This is church!” exclaimed Glover following the first song proper, Algorythm. Name-checking the devil and including the line ‘Everybody wanna get chose like Moses’, the track decried society’s addiction to technology, and so it made sense that he then asked everyone to put their phones down. “This is the last Childish Gambino show ever. This is for us in here, not for them out there. I want you to experience this now.”

To get your hands on Childish Gambino Melbourne tickets, head here.