Janelle Monáe announces 2018 UK tour dates

'Dirty Computer' is coming to the UK

Janelle Monáe has announced details of UK tour dates for September 2018. Full dates and ticket details are below.

In support of her acclaimed new album ‘Dirty Computer‘, Monáe will performing shows in London and Manchester. Full dates are below, with tickets on sale from 9am on Friday June 8 and available here.

Monday September 10 2018 – MANCHESTER Academy
Tuesday September 11 2018 – LONDON Roundhouse

Reviewing ‘Dirty Computer’, NME concluded: “She’s got The Purple One’s punk, mad-scientist approach but creates a world all of her own. Throwing in rap, soul, pop, R&B, space-rock and whatever the hell she wants with her fearless message, Janelle Monáe doesn’t believe in walls or limits: this is a fluid celebration of freedom, raging and raving against the oppressors. In fact, only one label sticks – icon.”

Discussing her collaboration with Prince on the record and her previous work, Monae said: “There’s only one Prince and there will never be another. I had the opportunity to be inspired by Prince like the rest of the world growing up. In fact, I used to be terrified of Prince. I could not watch his videos. I had a dream that he chased me in a purple suit.

“It was something about watching this black man, I’d never seen a black man express himself like that, and it scared me. You know I don’t know if it was because maybe I hadn’t been comfortable with tapping into my fearlessness…it’s just like you got the sense that he was a free ass motherf*****, right? And I don’t know if I was ready to tap into my free as motherf***** nature, but I think what I love most is that I got the opportunity to get to know the man who everybody looked at as this mysterious, other-worldly being. You know I did get the opportunity to perform onstage with him”