Janelle Monae preps for "The Electric Lady" release, tour
R&B songstress Janelle Monae will scour clubs and theaters across North America this fall on "The Electric Lady Tour" behind the album of the same name.
The Kansas City, KS native will tackle a Sept. 14 appearance at London's iTunes Festival before beginning her official tour with an Oct. 13 performance in Philadelphia. The coast-to-coast outing hits 26 major markets throughout the U.S. and parts of Canada before wrapping up Nov. 26 in Atlanta.
Monae is preparing for the Sept. 10 release of "The Electric Lady," her second studio album and first since her 2010 debut, "The ArchAndroid." That effort, which debuted at No. 17 on The Billboard 200, earned her a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary R&B Album.
The forthcoming collection boasts 19 tracks, with a deluxe edition that will be available exclusively at Target locations featuring four bonus songs.
The album's lead single, "Primetime," featuring special guest Miguel, is currently streaming at Monae's website.
14 - London, United Kingdom - iTunes Festival
13 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
14 - Washington, D.C. - Lincoln Theatre
16 - Boston, MA - House of Blues Boston
18 - Montreal, Quebec - Olympia de Montreal
19 - Toronto, Ontario - Kool Haus
21 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
22 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theatre
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
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 at 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 - Fillmore Charlotte
22 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Cafe
23 - Miami Beach, FL - Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
26 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle