The first stop of Childish Gambino's This Is America tour begins on September 6 in Georgia. To get fans ready for the shows, he sent an email to people who bought a ticket, sharing free download links for two new songs called "all night" and "algorhythm."
Screenshots of the email began circulating throughout Reddit and Twitter on Monday before Gambino's representatives confirmed their authenticity to Pitchfork on Tuesday afternoon. In a note to fans, Gambino wrote, "here are two songs i'd like to share with you in preparation of the experience: 'all night' and 'algorhythm.' these songs are not complete. but it is important for u to be familiar with them in order to participate, and therefore fully enjoy the experience."
Stressing that the unfinished songs are only intended to be heard by fans who go to the live show, Gambino added, "please do not share these songs. these songs are for people attending the show only. keep this within our community. thank u. and i will see u soon."
A representative for Childish Gambino tells Complex, "The songs are only available to those who previously purchased tickets."
The new songs come in the wake of the animated music video for Gambino's "Feels Like Summer" track, which features cameos like Drake chasing Future on a bike, Travis Scott and Nicki Minaj building blocks together, Kanye West wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat as he's embraced by Michelle Obama, and more.
See full tour dates below:
Sept. 6 - Duluth, GA - Infinite Energy Arena $
Sept. 8 - Chicago, IL - United Center $
Sept. 10 - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre $
Sept. 12 - Boston, MA - TD Garden $
Sept. 14 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden $
Sept. 15 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden $
Sept. 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center $
Sept. 19 - Washington, DC - Capital One Arena $
Sept. 22 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center $
Sept. 23 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center $
Sept. 26 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum $
Sept. 27 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena $
Sept. 29 - Seattle, WA - KeyArena $
Sept. 30 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Rogers Arena $
Oct. 2 - San Jose, CA - SAP Center at San Jose *
Oct. 3 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum *
Oct. 5 - Glendale, AZ - Gila River Arena *
Oct. 9 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center *
Oct. 12 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena *
$ w/ Rae Sremmurd
* w/ Vince Staples