The video below is a Nilsen Report exclusive, caught by us at the RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest in Ottawa, Canada!
P.S Check out Gambino’s tour blog, one of the most unique webpage setups, here.
About Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover
Donald Glover also known by his stage name Childish Gambino, is an American actor, writer, comedian, rapper, and producer. He first came to attention for his work with Derrick Comedy and subsequently became a writer for the NBC comedy series 30 Rock. He is perhaps best known for his role as college student Troy Barnes on the NBC series Community.
In 2011, Glover signed to Glassnote Records, where he releases music under the Childish Gambino moniker. After several self-released albums and mixtapes, he released Camp, his first album for the label, on November 15, 2011. His second studio album, Because the Internet, was released on December 10, 2013.
In 2013, Glover signed on to create a music-themed show for FX titled Atlanta in which he will star, write, and executive produce. Consequently, Glover decided to reduce his work for NBC, and appeared in only five episodes of Community’s 13-episode fifth season. Although many TV stations were interested in picking up his half-hour comedy, he ultimately picked FX due to their willingness to work around his touring schedule.
On October 4, 2013, Glover announced on Twitter that his second studio album was completed. He further announced this at Homecoming Week at Penn State, stating “I got a new album coming out soon, so this is the last time we’re gonna play a lot of this shit.” On October 8, 2013, he announced its title as Because the Internet and revealed that it would be released in December 2013. On October 21, 2013, Glover released the first single “3005”, and announced a release date for the album as December 10, 2013. On February 15, 2014, the rapper launched his Deep Web Tour in the UK. On February 27, Childish Gambino is scheduled to begin the United States portion of his tour with a gig at the Fox Theater in Oakland, California.
For more info about the Ottawa Bluesfest click here.