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Janelle Monáe announces summer tour, including Boston date


Good news: Janelle Monáe’s David-Bowie-vagina pants are coming to a town near you.

After releasing her new single and video “PYNK,” the R&B singer has announced her Dirty Computer tour to accompany the debut of her new record of the same name, which comes out this Friday (April 27).

Monáe kicks things off on June 11 in Seattle, and wraps up the 28-date tour come late August at Brooklyn’s Afropunk Festival. She stops in Boston at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on July 21, her first Massachusetts show in two years since Boston Calling in 2016.


Along with the tour announcement, the video for new tune “I Like That” also dropped yesterday, so catch Monáe’s avant-garde soul vibes while prepping to buy tickets on May 2. Oh, and stock up on felt and glue to replicate those “PYNK” trousers for the show, too.

Janelle Monáe 2018 Tour Dates:
June 11: Seattle, WA @ King County’s Marymoor Park
June 12: Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
June 13: Portland, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater
June 16: San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
June 20: San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
June 26: Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
June 28: Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
June 30: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
July 1: Denver, CO @ The Paramount Theatre
July 3: Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
July 5: Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
July 6: Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
July 7: Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
July 9: Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre Detroit
July 10: Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
July 11: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
July 13: Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
July 14: Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
July 16: Toronto, ON @ Rebel
July 18: New York, NY @ Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
July 20: Washington, DC @ The Anthem
July 21: Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 23: Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
July 24: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
July 26: Tampa, FL @ Jannus Live
July 27: Miami, FL @ The Fillmore Miami at Jackie Gleason Theater
July 28: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
August 4: Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
August 25-28: Brooklyn, NY @ AFROPUNK Festival


Featured photo by Eddy Leiva.