Janelle Monáe is coming to the Fox Theatre to save us from the bullshit


  • Photo courtesy of Atlantic Records

Angels are real, y'all. Singer-songwriter, actress, activist, and visionary Janelle Monáe is living proof.

Monáe will hit the road in support of her highly-anticipated third album Dirty Computer (April 27). The tour kicks off June 11 in Seattle and will wrap in Atlanta in August, with a stop at Detroit's Fox Theatre on July 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Though she has not toured in nearly four years (her co-headlining 2014 "Golden Electric" Australian tour with Kimbra was canceled) the singer visited Detroit last week as evidenced by an Instagram post of an enthusiastic Monáe outside of Hitsville U.S.A, praising Berry Gordy's influence.

“It’s so cold in da D” Thank you B Gordy & Motown . I am Forever indebted .

A post shared by Janelle Monáe (@janellemonae) on

Tickets start at $39.50 and go on sale Wednesday, May 2 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased here.

Ahead of its release, Monáe has dropped stunning visuals for tracks "Make Me Feel," "Django Jane," and the Georgia O'Keefian femme anthem "PYNK." As the album's trailer reveals, the woman is flexing her cinematic vision and divinity and we are totally here for it.

Peep the video for her fourth and final advance single "I Like That" below.

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