Donald Glover - better known by his stage name Childish Gambino - is taking over the Midland on Thursday, March 17. This is one of 29 stops on the rapper-writer-actor-comedian's The Deep Web
Tour, in support of his December-released album Because the Internet
Because the Internet
is a strange album to behold. At first glance, it's a hip-hop album - but that's seriously only if you glance at it, briefly. When you listen to Because the Internet
, you realize that, though Glover has tightened his rapping skills since his previous release (Camp
in 2011), the bulk of his lyrics would work better as punch lines in a comedy routine. Glover has also surrounded the release with a somewhat bizarre promotional campaign; he might be trying to convince everyone that Because the Internet
is a concept album.
Anyway, the Community
star and once-upon-a-time 30 Rock
writer is still an interesting guy, and it'll be interesting to see how he translates Because the Internet
into a live setting.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 10, at 10 a.m. Details here