Childish Gambino's headlining set at the 2018 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans has been canceled due to an injury he reportedly sustained while in Dallas during a stop on his This Is America Tour.
The silver lining to the unfortunate news is that Travis Scott will be taking Gambino's place. Scott will join 21 Savage, Janelle Monáe, Tinashe, and others at the festival.
The 2018 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience will take place Oct 26 to Oct 28.
Travis Scott is bringing ASTROWORLD to New Orleans & headlining #VoodooFest on Saturday, 10/27. Under doctor's orders Childish Gambino has been advised to continue recovery on his recent tour injury and will be forced to cancel his upcoming performance at the fest this weekend. pic.twitter.com/zHJ0EBfVpi— Voodoo Experience (@VoodooNola) October 24, 2018
Last month, word came out that Gambino's This Is America Tour was being rescheduled due to the aforementioned injury. At the time of the announcement, it was said that he would still be performing at Voodoo. Looks like that's changed.
Live Nation previously released a statement on the rescheduling of the tour. Check it out, as well as the updated dates for This Is America, below.
"Childish Gambino has been forced to postpone his remaining “This Is America Tour” stops until later this year due to an injury. The rescheduled routing can be found below. Tickets will be honored for the newly scheduled dates. The Seattle show is canceled due to venue renovations and refunds for that date are available at point of purchase.
Childish Gambino’s appearance at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans on October 27 is moving forward as planned. His appearance at Austin City Limits Music Festival is canceled. Justice will headline on both Saturdays (October 6 and 13) alongside Metallica, and Travis Scott will headline both Sundays (October 7 and 14) alongside Arctic Monkeys. The updated performance schedules can be found at www.aclfestival.com. Fans with a Weekend Two Saturday 1-Day Ticket may exchange at no charge for a Weekend Two Sunday 1-Day Ticket by contacting Front Gate Tickets. Exchanges must be requested by Tuesday, October 2 at 11:59pm CT."
Sun, December 2 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Tues, December 4, 2018 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Fri, December 7, 2018 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Tue, December 11, 2018 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
Wed, December 12, 2018 San Jose, CA SAP Center
Sat, December 15, 2018 Phoenix, AZ Gila River Arena
Sun, December 16, 2018 Los Angeles, CA The Forum (rescheduled from Sept 26)
Mon, December 17, 2018 Los Angeles, CA The Forum (rescheduled from Oct 3)
On the bright side, Gambino might be headlining Coachella in 2019.