In addition to the aforementioned collaborations with Badu and Miguel, "THE ELECTRIC LADY" further sees Monáe teaming with such like-minded artists as Solange ("Electric Lady"), Esperanza Spalding ("Dorothy Dandridge Eyes"), and her lifelong hero, the one and only Prince ("Givin Em What They Love"). "THE ELECTRIC LADY" was co-produced by Monáe alongside her fellow Wondaland Arts Society members, Deep Cotton (Chuck Lightning & Nate Wonder) and Roman GianArthur. Monáe, Lightning, and Wonder Executive Produced with Sean "Diddy" Combs; the Co-Executive Producer is Antwan "Big Boi" Patton; Asscociate Album Producers are Mitch "Mitchowski" Martin and Roman GianArthur.
Monáe, who is an official CoverGirl spokeswoman, graces the cover of VIBE's "20th Anniversary Collector's Issue" with none other than Robin Thicke, set for September/October 2013. An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the cover shoot is streaming now at ET Online, located at www.etonline.com/music/137143_Behind_the_Scenes_of_Robin_Thicke_and_Janelle_Monae_s_Vibe_Magazine_Photo_Shoot/index.html.
Furthermore, the unforgettable cover art for "THE ELECTRIC LADY" and its exclusive "Only At Target Edition" was unveiled earlier this week. Entitled "Cindi Mayweather And Her Sisters Cast A Spell Over the Good City of Metropolis," the work -- painted by revolutionary illustrator Sam Spratt -- can be viewed now at http://57821.tumblr.com as well as in a striking teaser at Monaé's official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOdnTPNsFJ4.
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"THE ELECTRIC LADY"
NORTH AMERICA 2013
OCTOBER13 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory14 Washington, DC Lincoln Theatre16 Boston, MA House of Blues18 Montreal, QC Olympia Theatre19 Toronto, ON Kool Haus21 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre22 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater24 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre25 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue29 Portland, OR Roseland Theater30 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDoNOVEMBER1 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre2 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia @ L.A. Live5 Anaheim, CA House of Blues6 San Diego, CA House of Blues7 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom9 Dallas, TX House of Blues12 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Live @ The Moody Theater13 Houston, TX House of Blues15 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater17 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium19 Raleigh, NC The Ritz20 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte22 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live23 Miami Beach, FL Fillmore Miami Beach @ The Jackie Gleason Theatre26 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
Additional Dates To Be Announced Soon
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