Occasionally, good things actually happen. Today in good things, we have word that Childish Gambino and Dave Chappelle are doing a show together at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
A Ticketmaster listing spotted by Billboard Monday lists Dave Chappelle & Childish Gambino: Live From Radio City for Aug. 19 at 8 p.m. ET. As expected, cell phones will not be allowed inside the venue. Violators of the phone ban will be escorted out of the show. Presale tickets hit Jun. 13 at 10:00 a.m. and will likely be gone within minutes.
Gambino's Governors Ball performance earlier this month was originally believed to be the only Gambino date of 2017. Speaking with the Huffington Post after teasing "the last Gambino album" to the Governors Ball audience, Donald Glover elaborated on his plans to close out the Gambino chapter of his career.
"Being punk just always felt really good to me and we always looked at Atlanta as a punk show and I feel like the direction I would go with Childish Gambino wouldn't be punk anymore," Glover said. "As much as 'Redbone' is a punk song because it's a gospel song that's on the radio, I’m like there's only so far you can go before you just are the radio."
The new Gambino date is part of Chappelle's 10-night residency at Radio City Music Hall. Guests for additional dates include the Roots, Erykah Badu, Trevor Noah, and Ali Wong:
- August 1 Dave Chappelle & The Roots
- August 2 Dave Chappelle & The Roots
- August 3 Dave Chappelle & The Roots
- August 4 Dave Chappelle & The Roots
- August 5 Dave Chappelle & Chris Rock
- August 9 Dave Chappelle & Erykah Badu
- August 15 Dave Chappelle & Very Special Guest
- August 18 Dave Chappelle & Trevor Noah
- August 19 Dave Chappelle & Childish Gambino
- August 24 Dave Chappelle Live feat. Ali Wong and Special Guests
In March, Chappelle released two never-before-seen specials on Netflix. Revisit our review here.