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Janelle Monáe Talks The ‘Age of Pleasure,’ Finding A “Safe Space” & More

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Janelle Monáe

Source: Atlantic Records


Janelle Monáe is an artist who continues to push the boundaries of music and she does exactly that with her jamming new single and video “Lipstick Lover.” The video, co-directed by Monae is very “free” and that was the multi-Grammy award nominee’s intention.


Monáe talks about the making of the video saying it was a “reflection of her friends.” Talking about the video and new music, Janelle tells Quick and Diva “I think one of the things that I’m excited about with this music and this music is a reflection of your lifestyle.” She continues, saying “This is like, you know, not about anything else other than just honoring where I am, who I am, and the people that we really care about.”


Monae is in a space where she is free and with that mindset, the world is excited about what is to come and what we will hear with this new album “Age of Pleasure


You can catch Monáe at a city near you in the late summer-early fall as her “Age of Pleasure” Tour is set to kick off on August 30th in Seattle, Washington, and concludes October 19th in Inglewood, California.



Wed Aug 30 – Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater

Thu Aug 31 – Vancouver, BC – UBC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

Sat Sep 02 – Portland, OR  – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater

Wed Sep 06 –Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

Thu Sep 07 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Sat Sep 09 – Kansas City, MO – The Midland Theatre 

Mon Sep 11 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory

Wed Sep 13 – St. Louis, MO – Stifel Theatre

Thu Sep 14 – Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom

Sun Sep 17 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway

Mon Sep 18 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met

Wed Sep 20 – Montreal, QB – Mtelus

Thu Sep 21 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall 

Sun Sep 24 – Washington, DC  – The Anthem*

Tue Sep 26 – New York City, NY – Radio City Music Hall

Thu Sep 28 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre 

Mon Oct 02 – Charlotte, NC – Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre 

Tue Oct 03 – Nashville, TN  – Ryman Auditorium

Wed Oct 04 – Birmingham, AL  – Avondale Brewing Company

Fri Oct 06 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre Atlanta

Mon Oct 09 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

Tue Oct 10 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center 

Wed Oct 11 – Austin, TX – Moody Amphitheater

Sun Oct 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theatre

Tue Oct 17 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Wed Oct 18 – Inglewood, CA – YouTube Theater


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