Janelle MonÃ¡e Announces "The Electric Lady" Tour!August 19 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 19, 2013
<strong>JANELLE MONÃE ANNOUNCES â€œTHE ELECTRIC LADYâ€ TOUR;
NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TREK TAKES OFF OCTOBER 13TH
AT PHILADELPHIAâ€™S ELECTRIC FACTORY;
NEW SINGLE â€œPRIMETIME (FEAT. MIGUEL)â€ PREMIERES TODAY;
ARTISTâ€™S HUGELY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM
AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER;
â€œTHE ELECTRIC LADYâ€ ARRIVES AT LAST ON SEPTEMBER 10TH </strong>
Bad Boy/Wondaland/Atlantic recording artist Janelle MonÃ¡e has announced plans for her upcoming North American headline tour. The dates â€“ which celebrate the acclaimed artistâ€™s eagerly anticipated new album, â€œTHE ELECTRIC LADYâ€ â€“ get underway October 13th at Philadelphiaâ€™s Electric Factory and then continue through late November (see attached itinerary). Additional dates extending into 2014 will be announced soon. Ticket sales begin at most venues on Friday, August 23rd â€“ please check local listings.
â€œTHE ELECTRIC LADYâ€ is set to arrive on September 10th. Today, Ms. MonÃ¡e revealed her new single â€œPrimetime (Feat. Miguel)â€ on www.jmonae.com. â€œPrimetimeâ€ follows hot on the heels of the already available hit singles, â€œQ.U.E.E.N. (Feat. Erykah Badu)â€ and â€œDance Apocalyptic,â€ both of which are on sale now at all leading DSPs. Listen to â€œPrimetimeâ€ here: <a href = 'http://youtu.be/d5ewB-o5N9A'>http://youtu.be/d5ewB-o5N9A</a>.
â€œTHE ELECTRIC LADYâ€ is currently available for pre-order in a variety of formats, including a two-disc â€œOnly At Targetâ€ Edition featuring four bonus tracks, exclusively via Target (<a href = 'http://www.target.com/p/janelle-monae-the-electric-lady-only-at-target/-/A-14652334'>www.target.com/p/janelle-monae-the-electric-lady-only-at-target/-/A-14652334</a>). In addition, â€œTHE ELECTRIC LADYâ€ pre-orders are on offer on the iTunes Store, as well as via MonÃ¡eâ€™s own www.jmonae.com. The latter outlet features an array of bundles including such extras as an extremely limited edition black-and-white vinyl 7â€™â€™ single, pre-sale ticket access for the upcoming tour, a 20% discount on purchase of the albumâ€™s 2-LP vinyl edition (due later this year), and instant MP3 downloads of both â€œQ.U.E.E.N. (Feat. Erykah Badu)â€ and â€œDance Apocalyptic,â€ which is featured in MonÃ¡eâ€™s new CoverGirl commercial. To pre-order the album, please visit <a href = 'http://smarturl.it/theelectriclady.shop'>http://smarturl.it/theelectriclady.shop</a>.
With â€œTHE ELECTRIC LADY,â€ Janelle MonÃ¡e more than affirms the rapturous acclaim that greeted her now-legendary 2010 debut, â€œTHE ARCHANDROID.â€ The album sees the inimitable singer/songwriter/producer/performer/CoverGirl creating an epic new â€œemotion pictureâ€ inspired by her raw personal dreams and experiences and the stories of such courageous, powerful women as groundbreaking icons Dorothy Dandridge, Sally Ride and Cindi Mayweather. The musical language is equally innovative, an urgent, inventive future-pop fraught with mind-melting funk, rebel raps, punk energy, soaring guitars, day-glo synthesizers, psychedelic soul string arrangements, and MonaÃ©â€™s own astonishing, utterly idiosyncratic artistry.
In addition to the aforementioned collaborations with Badu and Miguel, â€œTHE ELECTRIC LADYâ€ further sees MonÃ¡e teaming with such like-minded artists as Solange (â€œElectric Ladyâ€), Esperanza Spalding (â€Dorothy Dandridge Eyesâ€), and her lifelong hero, the one and only Prince (â€œGiven Em What They Loveâ€). â€œTHE ELECTRIC LADYâ€ was co-produced by MonÃ¡e alongside her fellow Wondaland Arts Society members, Deep Cotton (Chuck Lightning & Nate Wonder) and Roman GianArthur. MonÃ¡e, Lightning, and Wonder Executive Produced with Sean â€œDiddyâ€ Combs; the Co-Executive Producer is Antwan â€œBig Boiâ€ Patton; Asscociate Album Producers are Mitch â€œMitchowskiâ€ Martin and Roman GianArthur.
MonÃ¡e, who is an official CoverGirl spokeswoman, graces the cover of VIBEâ€™s â€œ20th Anniversary Collectorâ€™s Issueâ€ with none other than Robin Thicke, set for September/October 2013. An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the cover shoot is streaming now at ET Online, located at <a href = 'http://www.etonline.com/music/137143_Behind_the_Scenes_of_Robin_Thicke_and_Janelle_Monae_s_Vibe_Magazine_Photo_Shoot/index.html'>www.etonline.com/music/137143_Behind_the_Scenes_of_Robin_Thicke_and_Janelle_Monae_s_Vibe_Magazine_Photo_Shoot/index.html</a>.
Furthermore, the unforgettable cover art for â€œTHE ELECTRIC LADYâ€ and its exclusive â€œOnly At Target Editionâ€ was unveiled earlier this week. Entitled â€œCindi Mayweather And Her Sisters Cast A Spell Over the Good City of Metropolis,â€ the work â€“ painted by revolutionary illustrator Sam Spratt â€“ can be viewed now at http://57821.tumblr.com as well as in a striking teaser at MonaÃ©â€™s official YouTube channel, <a href = 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOdnTPNsFJ4'>www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOdnTPNsFJ4</a>.
For more information, please visit <a href = 'http://www.jmonae.com'>www.jmonae.com</a>, <a href = 'http://twitter.com/JanelleMonae'>twitter.com/JanelleMonae</a> (@JanelleMonae), <a href = 'http://www.facebook.com/janellemonae'>www.facebook.com/janellemonae</a>, <a href = 'http://instagram.com/janellemonae'>instagram.com/janellemonae</a>, and <a href = 'http://www.youtube.com/janellemonae'>www.youtube.com/janellemonae</a>.
â€œTHE ELECTRIC LADYâ€
NORTH AMERICA 2013
13 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
14 Washington, DC Lincoln Theatre
16 Boston, MA House of Blues
18 Montreal, QC Olympia Theatre
19 Toronto, ON Kool Haus
21 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
22 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater
24 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
25 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
29 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
30 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
1 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
2 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia @ L.A. Live
5 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
6 San Diego, CA House of Blues
7 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom
9 Dallas, TX House of Blues
12 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Live @ The Moody Theater
13 Houston, TX House of Blues
15 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
17 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
19 Raleigh, NC The Ritz
20 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte
22 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
23 Miami Beach, FL Fillmore Miami Beach @ The Jackie Gleason Theatre
26 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
<em>Additional Dates To Be Announced Soon</em>