Janelle Monáe , the renowned singer-songwriter and actress, has expanded her Age of Pleasure Tour by adding four more dates across North America. These new shows will take place in Indianapolis, Columbus (Ohio), and New Orleans, with an additional performance in Washington, D.C.
While most of the tour is produced by Live Nation, the second night in Washington, D.C. won’t be powered by them. The artist presale for the Age of Pleasure Tour has begun, with more presales scheduled later in the week. Tickets will be available to the general public starting August 11th at 10 a.m. local time through jmonae.com.
The Age of Pleasure Tour is set to kick off on August 30 in Seattle, Washington. Monáe will be making stops in various major cities across the United States and Canada, culminating in a performance at the YouTube Theater in Inglewood, California, on October 18.
This tour extension follows the success of Monáe‘s latest single, “Lipstick Lover,” which reached the second position on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart. The single has also claimed the second spot on the R&B radio charts this week, with Babyface‘s “As a Matter of Fact” leading both charts.
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“Lipstick Lover” is the second single from Monáe’s recent album, The Age of Pleasure. Released on June 9, the album features an array of guest appearances, including Grace Jones, Doechii, Seun Kuti, Egypt 80, Nia Long, Ckay, and Amaarae. The album debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart, marking Monáe’s third consecutive top five debut on this chart.
Monáe also released an official music video for “Water Slide,” a track from The Age of Pleasure, which she co-directed alongside Alan Ferguson.
Janelle Monáe ’s Age of Pleasure Tour Dates
Aug 30 – Seattle, WA @ WAMU Theater
Aug 31 – Vancouver, BC @ UBC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
Sep 2 – Portland, OR @ RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
Sep 6 –Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Sep 7 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sep 9 – Kansas City, MO @ The Midland Theatre
Sept 10 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre ^
Sep 11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Armory
Sep 13 – St. Louis, MO @ Stifel Theatre
Sep 14 – Chicago, IL @ Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
Sept 15 – Columbus, OH @ Mershon Auditorium ^
Sep 17 – Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall at Fenway
Sep 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met
Sep 20 – Montreal, QB @ Mtelus
Sep 21 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
Sep 24 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem*
Sep 25 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem*^
Sep 26 – New York City, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
Sep 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
Oct 2 – Charlotte, NC @ Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre
Oct 3 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Oct 4 – Birmingham, AL @ Avondale Brewing Company
Oct 6 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre Atlanta
Oct 7 – New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum Theatre ^
Oct 9 – Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Oct 10 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
Oct 11 – Austin, TX @ Moody Amphitheater
Oct 15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Financial Theatre
Oct 17 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Oct 18 – Inglewood, CA @ YouTube Theater