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Childish Gambino Makes Alternate ‘Awaken, My Love’ Versions Available At Pop-Up Events



Childish Gambino will start selling the alternate version of his 2016 album, Awaken, My Love! at his "Summertime Starts Here" pop-up on Saturday.

The vinyl record will be sold under the album's original title Operation Highjump. The singer's creative director Ibra Ake shared the news on his Instagram account. Ake also uploaded a photo of the artwork for Operation Highjump.

Earlier this week, Childish Gambino dropped a two-track "Summer Pack" to celebrate the summer months. "Summertime Magic" and "Feels Like Summer" became instant hits. To promote the songs, the musician also launched pop-ups in New York, Los Angeles, and London.

The first pop-up event took place in New York's Union Square last weekend. Fans of Donald Glover were treated to free ice cream cones.

Childish Gambino Tour

Childish Gambino will go on tour with Vince Staples and Rae Sremmurd this coming fall. The shows will commence on Oct. 2 in San Jose, California. During their shows, Childish Gambino is expected to sing his new songs.

The first half of his tour will be with Sremmurd, and the second half will be with Staples. For instance, Sremmurd and Childish Gambino will perform at the Infinite Energy Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on Sept. 6, the United Center in Chicago, Illinois on Sept. 8, Air Canada Center in Toronto, Ontario on Sept. 10, TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on Sept. 12, and more.

Childish Gambino and Staples will hit the stage at The Forum in Inglewood, California on Oct. 3, Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona on Oct. 5, Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Oct. 9, Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on Oct. 12, and more.

Tickets for the shows are now available online.

Childish Gambino Nominations

Childish Gambino is leading this year's MTV VMA nominations alongside Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Cardi B, and Drake. He has a total of seven nominations just like Drake and is up for Video of the Year, Video With A Message, Best Cinematography, Best Direction, Best Art Direction, Best Choreography, and Best Editing awards.

Cardi B, on the other hand, has a total of 10 nominations including Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and Video of the Year, while Beyonce and Jay-Z have eight joint nominations. Ariana Grande, SZA, and Young Thug are also nominated in multiple categories.

This year's MTV VMAs ceremony will take place at New York's Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20.

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