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Marina and The Diamonds Annouce Next Leg of Smash "Lonely Hearts Club" Headline Tour.
January 28 2013

MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS ANNOUNCE NEXT LEG
OF SMASH âLONELY HEARTS CLUBâ HEADLINE TOUR;
NORTH AMERICAN DATES BEGIN MAY 2ND IN SEATTLE;
SUPPORT COMES FROM UK ANGEL POP SENSATION CHARLI XCX;
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE MAJOR NYC HEADLINE DATE
AT CENTRAL PARK SUMMERSTAGE ON MAY 29TH


Elektra recording artist Marina And The Diamonds has unveiled the next series of North American dates on her ongoing âLonely Hearts Clubâ headline tour. The dates â which see support from Charli XCX âget underway May 2nd at The Showbox at the Market in Seattle and then continue through a major New York City concert at the world famous Central Park SummerStage at Rumsey Playfield on May 29th (see attached itinerary). For complete details, please visit www.marinaandthediamonds.com/live.htm.
The âLonely Hearts Club Tourâ celebrates Marinaâs extraordinary second album, âELECTRA HEART,â which earned critical approbation and international chart success upon its release last year. The new dates follow a number of epic world tours in recent months, including a sold out North American summer headline tour and an array of North American and European stadium/arena dates supporting Coldplay.
A chart-topping phenomenon in her native UK, âELECTRA HEARTâ finds Marina collaborating with a handpicked group of superstar songwriters and producers, including 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 âHow To Be A Heartbreakerâ 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 â which was written and recorded in London and Los Angeles â received global approval 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
For more news and information, please visit www.marinaandthediamonds.com, www.facebook.com/marinaandthediamonds, and www.elektra.com.
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Charli XCX is quickly proving an unqualified phenomenon, earning immediate applause for such angel-pop smashes as âYouâre The Oneâ and âI Love It (Feat. Charli XCX),â her internationally successful collaboration with Big Beat recording duo Icona Pop. The upcoming tour â which follows a string of sold out U.S. headline shows as well as dates supporting both Santigold and Coldplay â herald the British-born singer/songwriterâs hugely anticipated debut album, set for release later this year.
In the meantime, Charli XCX recently unleashed her electrifying new single, âYou (Ha Ha Ha),â with a companion video directed by award-winning filmmaker Ryan Andrews. The track (along with a range of exclusive remixes by such dancefloor notables as BURNS, Goldroom, Melé, and MS MR.) will be officially released in late February â please see www.charlixcxmusic.com for up to the minute news and information.
Charli XCX made an immediate splash with a series of increasingly acclaimed singles, including âNuclear Seasonsâ and âStay Away,â which Pitchfork hailed as âa slow-burning kiss-off of a pop song with low-lying synths, industrial textures, and a whole lot of shadowy atmosphere.â âYouâre The Oneâ received ever greater accolades upon its 2012 release, with Billboard praising âits frisky beats, Euro-pop synths, and vaguely Middle Eastern melodiesâ while also naming Charli to its â21 Under 21: Ones To Watch 2012â ranking. Charli also appeared in a range of year-end packages, including 2012 wrap-ups and 2013 predictions. Rolling Stone declared her to be one of the yearâs âHottest Synthpop Acts,â while Stereogum included Charli on their influential â40 Best New Bands of 2012â tally, noting that âher voice floats above slickly catchy electroscapes, showing an admirably tough vulnerability.â âYouâre The Oneâ was among Billboardâs â20 Best Songs of 2012: Criticsâ Picks.â As if that werenât enough, Time named Charliâs upcoming debut album as one of their â11 Albums To Look Forward To In 2013,â writing that âat only 20 years old, the vaguely goth Charli XCX (nee Charlotte Aitchison) has a vocal maturity that outshines many more seasoned singers, crafting songs that are alternately gorgeous, anthemic, throbbing and occasionally weird, with soaring vocals and swelling choruses that sweep you up in their melodies.â
Furthermore, Charli XCX has released a pair of creative and compelling mixtapes, including the recent âSUPER ULTRA,â highlighted by the viral hit, âCloud Aura (Feat. Brooke Candy).â Pitchfork decreed the track â produced by J£ZUS MILLION â to be âa weird one,â in large part thanks to the appearance of ârapperâ and tumblr meta-meme Brooke Candy. âSUPER ULTRAâ is available now as a free download to fans signing up at Charliâs official website, charlixcxmusic.com, while the âCloud Auraâ companion video can be viewed at http://youtu.be/7LJOg-yLWbI.
For more, please see www.charlixcxmusic.com, www.facebook.com/charlixcxmusic, www.twitter.com/charli_xcx, and www.youtube.com/officialcharlixcx.


MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS
âTHE LONELY HEARTS CLUB TOURâ â NORTH AMERICA 2013
All Dates w/Special Guest CHARLI XCX Except *
MAY

2 Seattle, WA The Showbox at the Market
3 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
4 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
6 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
7 Santa Ana, CA Observatory
9 Las Vegas, NV The Pool @ Blvd Social Club *
10 San Diego, CA House of Blues
11 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre LA Live
13 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound
14 Denver, CO The Gothic Theatre
16 Kansas City, MO Granada
17 St Louis, MO The Pageant
19 Minneapolis, MN The Varsity
20 Chicago, IL The Vic Theatre
22 Detroit, MI Saint Andrewâs Hall
23 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
24 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
28 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
29 New York, NY Central Park SummerStage @ Rumsey Playfield