But the good news is a replacement act has already been announced, and the even-better news is, it’s Alison Wonderland.
Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover aka Troy from Community canned the ACT show due to “his busy touring schedule taking a toll”. His management has issued the following statement to heartbroken fans in the Nat Cap:
“We hope to return to Australia next time and restore the faith and trust of our loyal fans in Canberra.”
All tickets purchased through Moshtix will be automatically refunded today, while fans still eager to get jiggy with it on Friday night can catch Warehouse party-starter Alison Wonderland hitting the stage at the Academy Club, for her first show in the ACT since the release of her new single Run and corresponding sold out tour.
Meanwhile, Childish Gambino is playing just one other Listen Out sideshow – in Newcastle, tonight – ahead of his scheduled visit to triple j tomorrow morning for a tilt at Like A Version and his festival sets at Listen Out in Sydney and Brisbane this weekend.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated with the full rundown of the action.
Gallery: Listen Out 2015 Melbourne / Photos By Michelle Pitiris
Childish Gambino Cancels Listen Out Sideshow, Replacement Act Announced - Music Feeds
Watch: Alison Wonderland – Run
Friday, 2nd October
Childish Gambino – Alison Wonderland