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Marina and the Diamonds Unveil North American Headline Tour; Acclaimed UK Pop Sensation to Accompany Coldplay on Summer World Tour!
April 03 2012


MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS UNVEILS NORTH AMERICAN âLONELY HEARTS CLUBâ

HEADLINE TOUR;

DATES HERALD NEW ALBUM, âELECTRA HEARTâ;

ACCLAIMED UK POP SENSATION TO ACCOMPANY COLDPLAY

ON HUGELY ANTICIPATED SUMMER WORLD TOUR;

NEW SINGLE, âPRIMADONNA,â AVAILABLE NOW AT iTUNES;

âELECTRA HEARTâ ARRIVES IN NORTH AMERICA ON JULY 17TH


Elektra recording artist Marina And The Diamonds has announced details of her upcoming North American âLonely Hearts Clubâ headline tour. The dates â which herald the July 17th release of her massively anticipated second album, âELECTRA HEARTâ â get underway July 10th at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles and then continue through mid-August (see attached itinerary). For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.marinaandthediamonds.com/live.htm.

The headline dates will come in tandem with Marina And The Diamondsâ already announced role as main support on Coldplayâs eagerly awaited world tour. In addition to an array of European stadium shows, Marina will serve as support on a number of upcoming North American arena dates, including two night stands in Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, and East Rutherford, New Jersey.

âELECTRA HEARTâ is preceded by the stunning new single, âPrimadonna,â which is available now at iTunes. A companion video â directed by acclaimed Danish photographer/filmmaker Casper Balsev, who previously helmed the video for Marinaâs 2011 single, âRadioactiveâ â is streaming now at the official Marina And The Diamonds YouTube channel, located at www.youtube.com/user/Marinaandthediamonds. The clip, which debuted just two weeks ago, is already proving a popular sensation with total views over 1 million.

âPrimadonnaâ is currently exploding in the UK, where it has begun ascending the airplay rankings at the all-important BBC Radio 1. The track also became a top 5 trending topic on Twitter worldwide upon its initial arrival last month.

âELECTRA HEART,â which was written and recorded in London and Los Angeles, sees Marina collaborating with a handpicked group of top songwriters and producers, including such studio superstars as Dr. Luke (Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj), Rick Nowels (Cee Lo Green, Lykke Li), Liam Howe (Adele, Lana Del Rey), Greg Kurstin (The Shins, Kelly Clarkson) and Diplo (Beyoncé, M.I.A.). Songs like âLiesâ and âStarring Roleâ sees 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 follows Marina And The Diamondsâ extraordinary debut album, âTHE FAMILY JEWELS,â which made an 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, Entertainment Weekly, 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/
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