A ground-breaking, genre-blurring singer, songwriter, producer, and performer, Janelle Monáe's inventive style melds a refined pop sensibility with an extraordinary postmodern mash-up of soul, funk, and rock n' roll. The GRAMMY nominated singer will be releasing her widely anticipated full-length debut album The ArchAndroi on May 18th.
In support of the upcoming release Monáe, who has developed a reputation for her incredibly dynamic live shows, will be doing a series of exclusive residencies in a number of cities across North America (see dates below) and join this summer's much anticipated 2010 Lilith Tour for select dates.
The ArchAndroid follows Monáe's two acclaimed EPs, 2008's METROPOLIS: THE CHASE SUITE (SPECIAL EDITION) and METROPOLIS: SUITE I OF IV, both of which received extensive critical praise upon their initial releases. Two songs from the upcoming album entitled "Tightrope" (featuring Big Boi) and "Cold War" are now available for purchase exclusively via www.janellemonae.com.
For additional information, please visit www.janellemonae.com and www.myspace.com/janellemonae.
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Janelle Monáe On Tour
15 Washington, DC Black Cat
17 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's
18 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's
21 San Francisco, CA Café Du Nord
22 San Francisco, CA Café Du Nord
23 Los Angeles, CA The Viper Room
24 Los Angeles, CA The Viper Room
29 Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern
30 Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern
31 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
2 Detroit, MI St. Andrews
5 Atlanta, GA Smith's Olde Bar
6 Atlanta, GA Smith's Olde Bar
9 New York, NY Joe's Pub
10 New York, NY Joe's Pub