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Childish Gambino announces three-day concert event Pharos to debut new album

on June 20, 2016, 10:15am

Photo by Heather Kaplan

Donald Glover has been making plenty of moves in Hollywood lately, but his rap persona Childish Gambino has been mostly quiet since 2013’s polarizing Because the Internet and 2014’s EP/mixtape STN MTN / Kauai. Turns out the multi-talented rapper has been hard at work on a new LP, and he’s just announced a three-day concert experience to debut his latest effort.

Dubbed “Pharos”, the event will take place September 2nd – 4th at Joshua Tree, California. Gambino will use the gathering to debut new music and provide a “full album experience” for fans. Guests 21 and over will also be able to access on-site camping.

The announcement came via a smartphone app called PHAROS Earth, which Gambino himself linked to on Twitter Friday evening. The app turned out to be a countdown to the release of the “Pharos” details, and is also the only place to purchase the limited tickets to the event. Pre-sale begins June 24th at 11:00 AM CT and will be the only time to purchase group tickets for up to three people. When general on-sale begins on June 27th, also at 11:00 AM CT, only single tickets will be available. The cost either way will be $99, and that includes fees and camping.

iPhone users can download the PHAROS Earth app here.

Update: After the first three PHAROS shows sold in just six months, Gambino has two announced two new late-night performances for both Friday, September 2nd and Saturday, September 3rd. Tickets go on sale Friday at Noon PST.