Childish Gambino Forced to Cancel ACL Appearance


Victoria Zapata, writer, photographer, Legacy academics editor

Rapper Childish Gambino, known for his hit songs “Redbone,” “This Is America,” and “Summertime Magic,” canceled his appearance at Austin City Limits festival. According to Austin360, Festival organizers have moved the electronic music duo Justice into the headline set for each Saturday of the festival, and rapper Travis Scott will take Gambino’s spot on Sunday.

On Monday, TMZ reported that an official at the American Airlines Center said Gambino had broken his foot after his Dallas show of his “This is America” tour. Several concert-goers told TMZ that he had “misstepped during a dance move.” TMZ also reported that Gambino “arrived to his set in a wheelchair and leg brace,” for a Vegas concert on Friday night.

A lot of people are quite upset about him not appearing at the festival.

Junior Cordelia Cook said, “I was sad about it. I have no idea who the people are that are supposed to fill in for him. I’m still excited but he was one of the top people I wanted to see.”

ACL happens in Zilker Park October 5th through the 14th.