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Janelle Monae announces UK headline tour (2014)

Janelle Monae

Story by Jack Foley

THE original Electric Lady, Janelle Monae, has announced three headline shows in the UK in May 2014.

The run of dates will kick off at Manchester’s Academy 1 on May 7, then visit The Institute in Birmingham on May 8 before rounding up at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on May 9.

The tour dates follow the release her second album Electric Lady, which features the singles Q.U.E.E.N featuring Erykah Baduh and Primetime featuring Miguel, along with the title track Electric Lady featuring Solange Knowles.

Janelle has also recently been nominated for Best International Female at this year’s BRIT Awards.

Tickets go on general sale on Friday, February 7 and cost £26.50 (£29.50 London).

The UK tour dates are (all May 2014):

7 – Manchester Academy 1
8 – Birmingham Institute
9 – London O2 Academy Brixton