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Marina and The Diamonds Add New Dates To Smash "Lonely Hearts Club" Headline Tour!
October 01 2012

OCTOBER 1, 2012

MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS ADD NEW DATES
TO SMASH âLONELY HEARTS CLUBâ HEADLINE TOUR;
NORTH AMERICAN DATES KICK OFF DECEMBER 3RD IN TORONTO;
UK POP SENSATION TO JOIN KATHIE LEE & HODA
ON NBCâS TODAY, SET FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5TH;
âHOW TO BE A HEARTBREAKERâ REVEALED AS NEW SINGLE
FROM ACCLAIMED SECOND ALBUM, âELECTRA HEARTâ

Elektra recording artist Marina And The Diamonds has revealed a new series of North American dates on her ongoing âLonely Hearts Clubâ headline tour. The trek â which celebrates her critically acclaimed second album, âELECTRA HEARTâ â gets underway December 3rd at Torontoâs Phoenix Concert Theatre and then continues through mid-December. Joining Marina on the dates will be Swedish electropop sensations Icona Pop. For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.marinaandthediamonds.com/live.htm.

As if that werenât enough, Marina And The Diamonds has also announced plans to join Kathie Lee & Hoda for a 4th-hour live performance on NBCâs TODAY, slated for Wednesday, December 5th (check local listings).
The upcoming âLonely Hearts Clubâ dates follow Marina And The Diamondsâ sold out summer headline tour, not to mention her leading role as main support on Coldplayâs huge world tour. In addition to an array of European stadium shows, Marina served as support on a number of North American arena dates, including two night stands in Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, and East Rutherford, New Jersey.
In other news, âHow To Be A Heartbreakerâ has been unveiled as the latest single from âELECTRA HEART.â The track â produced by Dr. Luke & Cirkut and Benny Blanco â is impacting multi-format radio outlets now, while its companion video clip has just premiered. Watch âHow To Be A Heartbreakerâ now at http://youtu.be/vKNcuTWzTVw.

A chart-topping phenomenon in her native UK, âELECTRA HEART,â which was written and recorded in London and Los Angeles, sees Marina collaborating with a handpicked group of songwriters and producers made up of studio superstars Dr. Luke (Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj), Rick Nowels (Cee Lo Green, Lykke Li), Liam Howe (Sneaker Pimps, Lana Del Rey), Greg Kurstin (The Shins, Kelly Clarkson) and Diplo (Beyoncé, M.I.A.). Songs like âPrimadonnaâ and âHomewreckerâ see Marina truly reaching her full potential as an outstanding songwriting talent and dazzling pop performer, an uncompromising spirit who singlehandedly fashions the ideas for her artwork, videos, website content and striking live performances.

The album received international applause upon its release earlier this year. BBC Music praised its balance of âthe ironic and the heartfelt, the quirky and the mainstream, the real and the fake with remarkable aplomb,â while Entertainment Weekly declared that Marina "rivals Katy Perry for catchy hooks, commands with the swagger of Gwen Stefani, and even comes close to the ethereal vocal exhilaration of Florence Welch.â

âELECTRA HEARTâ follows Marina And The Diamondsâ extraordinary debut album, âTHE FAMILY JEWELS,â which made a remarkable #2 entry onto Billboardâs âTop New Artist Albumsâ chart upon its 2009 release. The album also received ecstatic coverage in a wide array of US media outlets, including Vogue, Interview, Fader, Teen Vogue, Spin, Nylon, Elle, Marie Claire, The New York Times, and innumerable others. Marina followed the albumâs release with nearly non-stop international touring, with countless festival performances and headline tours to her credit. In addition to reams of positive press attention, Marina was among the big winners at the 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards, taking home the prestigious âBest UK & Ireland Act,â while also scoring a nomination as âBest European Act.â

For more news and information, please visit www.marinaandthediamonds.com, www.facebook.com/marinaandthediamonds, and www.elektra.com.


MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2012
All Dates w/Special Guests Icona Pop

DECEMBER
3 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre

4 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
6 New York, NY Terminal 5
7 Huntington, NY Paramount Theater
8 Boston, MA House of Blues
9 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
11 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte
12 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
15 Orlando, FL The Beacham
18 Austin, TX Emoâs East
19 Dallas, TX Granada Theater