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Janelle Monáe drops new single, announces fall tour

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Janelle Monáe has a new single out today, "PrimeTime," a powerful love ballad featuring Miguel. It's the third single from her upcoming album, THE ELECTRIC LADY, due out Sept. 10, which Monáe co-produced. (It's available for pre-order with various bonus goodies here.) Other collaborators include Erykah Badu (on "Q.U.E.E.N." which debuted earlier this year), Solange, Esperanza Spalding, and Prince.


Monáe also just announced she'll be hitting the road this October and November in support of the new album. THE ELECTRIC LADY Tour kicks off in Philadelphia on Oct. 13. Tickets for most shows go on sale this Friday, Aug. 23. A list of dates is below, with some additional 2014 dates forthcoming.

Oct. 13—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—Electric Factory
Oct. 14—Washington, DC—Lincoln Theatre
Oct. 16—Boston, Massachusetts—House of Blues
Oct. 18—Montreal, Quebec—Olympia Theatre
Oct. 19—Toronto, Ontario—Kool Haus
Oct. 21—Chicago, Illinois—Vic Theatre
Oct. 22—Minneapolis, Minnesota—Skyway Theater
Oct. 24—Englewood, Colorado—Gothic Theatre
Oct. 25—Salt Lake City, Utah—In The Venue
Oct. 29—Portland, Oregon—Roseland Theater
Oct. 30—Seattle, Washington—Showbox SoDo
Nov. 1—San Francisco, California—Warfield Theatre
Nov. 2—Los Angeles, California—Club Nokia at L.A. Live
Nov. 5—Anaheim, California—House of Blues
Nov. 6—San Diego, California—House of Blues
Nov. 7—Phoenix, Arizona—The Crescent Ballroom
Nov. 9—Dallas, Texas—House of Blues
Nov. 12—Austin, Texas—Austin City Limits at The Moody Theater
Nov. 13—Houston, Texas—House of Blues
Nov. 15—Kansas City, Missouri—Uptown Theater
Nov. 17—Nashville, Tennessee—Ryman Auditorium
Nov. 19—Raleigh, North Carolina—The Ritz
Nov. 20—Charlotte, North Carolina—The Fillmore Charlotte
Nov. 22—Orlando, Florida—Hard Rock Live
Nov. 23—Miami Beach, Florida—Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theatre
Nov. 26—Atlanta, Georgia—The Tabernacle