Childish Gambino creates app to announce his new album

‘Pharos Earth’ app reveals details of ‘full album experience’ shows

Childish Gambino has created a new app to unveil details of his new album and a trio of concerts.

Gambino, whose most recent album was 2013’s ‘Because The Internet’ will play a trio of shows in the Californian desert in Joshua Tree on September 2-4. Tickets go on sale on Friday (June 24) for the gigs, at which Gambino promised he will play new music in “a full-album experience”. Tickets include camping, with a $99 ticket covering all three shows.

The gigs were announced via ‘Pharos Earth’, a new app created by Gambino. The app features a galaxy starscape accompanied by a mysterious warping sound. If users speed the background sound up, it reveals new music believed to feature on Gambino’s new album.


As well as his music, Gambino has been busy acting since the release of ‘Because The Internet’. He will play as an as-yet-unnamed character in ‘Spider:Man Homecoming’ in 2017 and his own TV series Atlanta starts on FX in September.

Gambino grew up in Atlanta and says the city has influenced his series. The comedy sees Gambino and Puerto Ricans In Paris actor Brian Tyree Henry play cousins trying to make their way in the rap scene. Gambino plays Earn Marks, who tries to manage his cousin Alfred’s career when he suddenly gets successful.