UPDATE: Childish Gambino has canceled his appearance at Austin City Limits festival. Festival organizers have moved the electronic music duo Justice into the headline set for each Saturday of the festival and Houston rapper Travis Scott will take Gambino’s spot on the big stage on Sunday.
Festival organizers say fest-goers who bought a ticket for Saturday of weekend two, when Scott was originally scheduled to perform can exchange their ticket at no charge for a Weekend two Sunday ticket by contacting Front Gate Tickets. Exchanges must be requested by Tuesday, October 2 at 11:59 p.m.
UPDATE 9.26.18: Following the postponement of Childish Gambino’s show in Los Angeles last night, Fam Rothstein, who Pitchfork identifies as “a co-principal of the creative agency Wolf + Rothstein (which is comprised of himself, Glover, and Wolf Taylor)” has announced that Donald Glover “has to sit some dates out” on the “This Is America” tour. It is unclear how many dates the artist a.k.a. Donald Glover will miss. We have reached out to Austin City Limits Festival organizers to see if his headline sets at the festival on Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 will be affected.
EARLIER: Childish Gambino’s “This is America” tour has been earning a slew of ecstatic reviews as it winds its way around the country. The tour, which the artist a.k.a. Donald Glover says will be his last as Childish Gambino, gave Houston “all the feels” on Saturday, but at his Dallas show on Sunday, it hit a snag.
Childish Gambino performs at the Honda stage on the first night of ACL on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. (RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN- STATESMAN)
Shortly after the show concluded, reports began to circulate on social media that Glover had ended the set early, skipping an encore that included crowd-essentials “Redbone” and “3005” that he’s been playing at other dates on the tour. On a Reddit thread about the show, Dallas fans speculated that Glover had injured his foot.
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On Monday, TMZ reported that an official at the American Airlines Center said after the show that Glover had broken his foot. Several concert-goers told TMZ Glover “misstepped during a dance move.” TMZ also reports that Glover “arrived to his set in a wheelchair and leg brace,” for a Vegas concert on Friday night.
Childish Gambino is scheduled to headline Austin City Limits Festival on Oct. 7 and 14.
On Monday afternoon, representatives from the festival said they had no information about whether Glover has an injury that could affect his appearance at the festival.
For anyone upset, don’t be. On the Camp Tour, Gambino came out wearing an ankle boot because he wanted to perform. It sucks this show was cut short, but he’s earned every bit of time off.
— Nicholas Friedman (@NMFreed) September 24, 2018