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Janelle Monáe Announces "The Electric Lady" Tour!
August 19 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 19, 2013

JANELLE MONÃE ANNOUNCES âTHE ELECTRIC LADYâ TOUR;
NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TREK TAKES OFF OCTOBER 13TH
AT PHILADELPHIAâS ELECTRIC FACTORY;
NEW SINGLE âPRIMETIME (FEAT. MIGUEL)â PREMIERES TODAY;
ARTISTâS HUGELY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM
AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER;
âTHE ELECTRIC LADYâ ARRIVES AT LAST ON SEPTEMBER 10TH


Bad Boy/Wondaland/Atlantic recording artist Janelle Monáe has announced plans for her upcoming North American headline tour. The dates â which celebrate the acclaimed artistâs eagerly anticipated new album, âTHE ELECTRIC LADYâ â get underway October 13th at Philadelphiaâs 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.
âTHE ELECTRIC LADYâ is set to arrive on September 10th. Today, Ms. Monáe revealed her new single âPrimetime (Feat. Miguel)â on www.jmonae.com. âPrimetimeâ follows hot on the heels of the already available hit singles, âQ.U.E.E.N. (Feat. Erykah Badu)â and âDance Apocalyptic,â both of which are on sale now at all leading DSPs. Listen to âPrimetimeâ here: http://youtu.be/d5ewB-o5N9A.
âTHE ELECTRIC LADYâ is currently available for pre-order in a variety of formats, including a two-disc âOnly At Targetâ Edition featuring four bonus tracks, exclusively via Target (www.target.com/p/janelle-monae-the-electric-lady-only-at-target/-/A-14652334). In addition, âTHE ELECTRIC LADYâ pre-orders are on offer on the iTunes Store, as well as via Monáeâs own www.jmonae.com. The latter outlet features an array of bundles including such extras as an extremely limited edition black-and-white vinyl 7ââ single, pre-sale ticket access for the upcoming tour, a 20% discount on purchase of the albumâs 2-LP vinyl edition (due later this year), and instant MP3 downloads of both âQ.U.E.E.N. (Feat. Erykah Badu)â and âDance Apocalyptic,â which is featured in Monáeâs new CoverGirl commercial. To pre-order the album, please visit http://smarturl.it/theelectriclady.shop.
With âTHE ELECTRIC LADY,â Janelle Monáe more than affirms the rapturous acclaim that greeted her now-legendary 2010 debut, âTHE ARCHANDROID.â The album sees the inimitable singer/songwriter/producer/performer/CoverGirl creating an epic new âemotion 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 Monaéâs own astonishing, utterly idiosyncratic artistry.
In addition to the aforementioned collaborations with Badu and Miguel, âTHE ELECTRIC LADYâ further sees Monáe teaming with such like-minded artists as Solange (âElectric Ladyâ), Esperanza Spalding (âDorothy Dandridge Eyesâ), and her lifelong hero, the one and only Prince (âGiven Em What They Loveâ). âTHE ELECTRIC LADYâ was co-produced by Monáe alongside her fellow Wondaland Arts Society members, Deep Cotton (Chuck Lightning & Nate Wonder) and Roman GianArthur. Monáe, Lightning, and Wonder Executive Produced with Sean âDiddyâ Combs; the Co-Executive Producer is Antwan âBig Boiâ Patton; Asscociate Album Producers are Mitch âMitchowskiâ Martin and Roman GianArthur.
Monáe, who is an official CoverGirl spokeswoman, graces the cover of VIBEâs â20th Anniversary Collectorâs 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 www.etonline.com/music/137143_Behind_the_Scenes_of_Robin_Thicke_and_Janelle_Monae_s_Vibe_Magazine_Photo_Shoot/index.html.
Furthermore, the unforgettable cover art for âTHE ELECTRIC LADYâ and its exclusive âOnly At Target Editionâ was unveiled earlier this week. Entitled âCindi 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 Monaéâs official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOdnTPNsFJ4.
For more information, please visit www.jmonae.com, twitter.com/JanelleMonae (@JanelleMonae), www.facebook.com/janellemonae, instagram.com/janellemonae, and www.youtube.com/janellemonae.


JANELLE MONÃE
âTHE ELECTRIC LADYâ
NORTH AMERICA 2013

OCTOBER

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

NOVEMBER

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

Additional Dates To Be Announced Soon