Donald Glover Announces First Childish Gambino World Tour Since 2019

Donald Glover is heading out on a world tour in support of his reworked version of his 2020 Childish Gambino album 3.15.20, now titled Atavista.

The extensive tour, which kicks off in August, includes stops in North America, Europe, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand. The live shows, currently dubbed The New World Tour, mark the first time that Glover has gone on the road since his 2018-2019 This Is America Tour. Tickets will be available via an American Express and artist presale Wednesday and go on sale to the general public Friday.

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The world tour announcement coincides with the surprise release of Atavista on Monday, after previously teasing that the updated album was coming. Glover announced Atavista‘s release on social media at midnight, writing, “ATAVISTA is streaming now. This album is the finished version of ‘3.15.20’, the album i put out 4 years ago.”

In addition to announcing the LP, Glover wrote that there’s a “special vinyl” coming soon with “visuals for each song.”

The rapper also shared a video for “Little Foot, Big Foot,” his collaborative track with Young Nudy for the album.

In the video, Quinta Brunson plays a jazz club owner who advises Glover’s fictional doo-wop trio Johnny and the Pipes to not make eye contact with the front row, “as they will take it as a challenge.” The 1920s-inspired clip turns to present day for Young Nudy’s part, as the rapper sits beside a miniature set of the jazz club under a starry sky.

More than a month before Atavista‘s release, Glover shared the tracklist for the album on an Instagram Story, introducing the names of the previously untitled songs. The record includes collaborations with Ariana Grande, 21 Savage and Summer Walker, among others.

During an Instagram Gilga Radio livestream back in April, Glover shared that the rerelease of 3.15.20 as Atavista (which was the title he originally wanted for the 2020 record) would be one of two final albums under the moniker of Childish Gambino.

As for why he wasn’t happy with how the original album came out, Glover explained at the time that he and his team “put it out kind of quickly” without mixing and mastering it during a time when he was “going through a lot.” It came out without much fanfare during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, not receiving the proper rollout that Glover intended.

The other album underway is Bando Stone & the New World, which will serve as the soundtrack for Glover’s film of the same name. Though he hasn’t given an official date for the final LP, he mentioned during the livestream and the Atavista release announcement that Bando Stone & the New World is slated to arrive this summer.

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