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News: Janelle Monae And Kimbra Announce Australian Tour Dates

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

Janelle Monáe with Kimbra: ‘The Golden Electric Tour’

Step back to July 2013 when both Janelle and Kimbra were performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

That evening the two artists were in the same Swiss hotel bar with their respective bands. Conversations sparked, bonding over a shared love of Prince, and as the night wore on the collective began jamming in the bar.

The impromptu session cemented their mutual respect for each other’s artistry: it was the budding of a deep friendship. The ties between Janelle and Kimbra grew stronger, in tandem with an artistic curiosity and an exploration of different musical languages, and the idea of the tour collaboration was born.

‘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.

Janelle Monáe with Kimbra: ‘The Golden Electric Tour’

May 16 – Challenge Stadium, Perth
May 19 – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
May 21 – Convention Centre, Brisbane
May 24 – Vector Arena, Auckland
May 26 – The Plenary, Melbourne

Tickets on sale 10am Thursday 17th April

My Live Nation pre-sale begins 10am Monday April 14 Ticket Agent pre-sale begins midday Tuesday April 15

*Auckland tickets on sale midday Thursday April 17.  My Live Nation NZ pre-sale begins midday Monday April 14.

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.jmonae.com, www.kimbramusic.com & www.livenation.com.au