Kimbra and Janelle Monae announce Australian tour 2014

Two of modern music’s most powerfully creative matriarchs are joining forces for The Golden Electric Tour, landing in Australia this May. They’ll be performing together as well as doing their own sets in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Auckland next month.

Monáe’s new album The Electric Lady continues the futuristic themes of her 2010 debut The ArchAndroid with a dazzling mix of funk, soul, jazz, and pop plus cameos from Prince, Erykah Badu, Solange, Miguel, and Esperanza Spalding.

Kimbra is set to release the followup to her 2011 album Vows later this year. The album is set to feature collaborations with Daniel Johns, Van Dyke Parks, Thundercat, Bilal, Mark Foster, John Legend, Matt Bellamy and members of The Mars Volta and Dillinger Escape Plan.

A serendipitous meeting between the two music contemporaries – Janelle Monáe and Kimbra – was the spark for a new friendship that has developed into a mutual desire to explore a joint creative endeavour, culminating in what will be one of the finest co-headline tours of 2014.

The Golden Electric Tour will reveal a stellar show of intertwined joint and individual performances – both artists will perform separate sets with their bands, as well as performing together.

Tickets for all shows go on sale next Thursday, April 17. My Live Nation members can access tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale beginning this Monday, April 14.

View dates for the Janelle Monaé & Kimbra Australian co-headline tour below and view the brand new jam between The Golden Electric Tour’s two heroines, named ‘Rocksteady’, below:

Janelle Monáe & Kimbra Australian Tour 2014

Friday May 16 – Challenge Stadium, Perth
Monday May 19 – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Wednesday May 21 – Convention Centre, Brisbane
Monday May 26 – The Plenary, Melbourne

Tickets on sale 10am Thursday April 17

My Live Nation members’ pre-sale begins 10am this Monday, April 14.

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