Matthew Hinton / Invision for Essence / AP Images – Janelle Monae
Essence Music Festival, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La.
Switching back to the stage from the big screen, Janelle Monáe is in full musical mode to promote her upcoming album. She is being joined on the road by special guest St. Beauty.
The songstress jumps into the “Dirt Computer Tour” starting June 11 at King County’s Marymoor Park in Redmond, Wash., and she stays on the road for most of the summer, wrapping up Aug. 4 at The Tabernacle in Atlanta.
The tour is promoted by Live Nation, but the routing also includes independent gigs at Milwaukee’s Summerfest July 6 and at The Anthem in Washington, D.C., July 20.
Tickets for all shows go on sale May 2, with the exception of Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, which goes on sale May 4. Each purchase includes a digital copy of her upcoming album, Dirty Computer, which is available for pre-order now and drops April 27.
The tour is bookended by festival appearances at KIIS FM Wango Tango in Los Angeles June 2. and Afro-Punk Festival in Brooklyn, N.Y., Aug. 26.
Monáe starred in the films “Hidden Figures” and “Moonlight” in 2016, and that year she also performed at festivals like New Orleans Jazz & Heritage, Boston Calling and Playboy Jazz Festival.
Along with the new dates, today released the music video for “I Like That,” off the Dirty Computer album.
You can see all about her tour routing on her Pollstar artist page.