Janelle Monáe Is ‘The Electric Lady’

Touring in support of her upcoming release, The Electric Lady, Janelle Monáe has a new single released this week and plenty of concert dates.  Launching her autumn tour in Philadelphia, destinations include Boston, Toronto, Phoenix, Nashville, Los Angeles and more.

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Essence Music Festival, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La.

While The Electric Lady won’t land in stores until Sept. 10, Monáe’s new single, ‘Primetime” was released this week.  Featuring Miguel, “Primetime” comes to us as the latest release from the album.  Other singles from The Electric Lady include “Q.U.E.E.N. (featuring Erykah Badu)” and “Dance Apocalyptic.”

Available for preorder, The Electric Lady will arrive in various formats, including a two-disc “Only At Target” edition featuring four bonus tracks.

Purchasing the album direct from Monáe’s website gives you a few added choices in the form of several bundles to choose from, including a limited edition black-and-white vinyl 7” single, pre-sale ticket access for the upcoming tour, and a 20 percent discount on The Electric Lady in a double-disc vinyl package due out later this year. Also available are MP3 downloads of “Q.U.E.E.N.” and “Dance Apocalyptic.”

Here are the dates:

Oct. 13 – Philadelphia, Pa., Electric Factory
Oct. 14 – Washington, D.C., Lincoln Theatre
Oct. 16 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston
Oct. 18 – Montreal, Quebec, Olympia de Montreal
Oct. 19 – Toronto, Ontario, Kool Haus
Oct. 21 – Chicago, Ill., Vic Theatre
Oct. 22 – Minneapolis, Minn., Skyway Theatre
Oct. 24 – Englewood, Colo., Gothic Theatre
Oct. 25 – Salt Lake City, Utah, In The Venue
Oct. 29 – Portland, Ore., Roseland Theater
Oct. 30 – Seattle, Wash., Showbox SoDo
Nov. 1 – San Francisco, Calif., Warfield Theatre
Nov. 2 – Los Angeles, Calif., Club Nokia
Nov. 5 – Anaheim, Calif., House Of Blues
Nov. 6 – San Diego, Calif., House Of Blues
Nov. 7 – Phoenix, Ariz., The Crescent Ballroom
Nov. 9 – Dallas, Texas, House Of Blues
Nov. 12 – Austin, Texas, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
Nov. 13 – Houston, Texas, House Of Blues
Nov. 15 – Kansas City, Mo., Uptown Theater
Nov. 17 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium
Nov. 19 – Raleigh, N.C., The Ritz
Nov. 20 – Charlotte, N.C., Fillmore Charlotte
Nov. 22 – Orlando, Fla., Hard Rock Cafe / Hard Rock Live
Nov. 23 – Miami Beach, Fla., Fillmore Miami Beach At Jackie Gleason Theater
Nov. 26 – Atlanta, Ga., The Tabernacle

Expect more dates to be added.

Tickets for most shows go on sale Aug. 23. Check out JMonae.com for more info.