Get ready for the electrifying presence of Janelle Monáe as fans eagerly await news of her highly anticipated UK tour in 2024. Discover the latest updates on tour dates, locations, and ticket information as we delve into the thrilling anticipation surrounding this musical sensation's return to the UK stage.

Words by Tom Wells, edited by Gemma Parkes.

Few artists can transport audiences to unimaginable realms with their music and performances. One such artist is the enigmatic Janelle Monáe, a visionary whose creative genius has captivated hearts and minds around the globe.

As whispers circulate among fans and music enthusiasts alike, it is becoming increasingly evident that Janelle Monáe is preparing to embark on a UK tour in 2024, promising to be a spectacle that transcends time and space.

Here's everything you need to know so far, including how you be the first to know when tickets for Janelle Monáe go on sale.

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Is Janelle Monáe releasing a new album?

Janelle Monáe released their fourth studio album in June 2023, ‘The Age of Pleasure’ - their first record since 2018’s 'Dirty Computer'. The album charted in 11 countries, including at number 2 on the UK R&B Album Chart and number 17 on the US Billboard 200.

'The Age Pleasure' was released to largely positive reviews, including four stars from NME and an average of 78% on Metacritic.

The record has also gained Monáe two nominations for the Grammy Awards 2024 'Album of the Year' and 'Best Progressive R&B Album'.

How many albums has Janelle Monáe released?

Since the release of their debut single, ‘Lettin’ Go’ in 2006,  Janelle Monáe has been busy releasing music - four albums, four EPs, and three stand-alone singles.

Janelle Monáe has also worked with several well-known artists including Outkast on 2006’s ‘Call The Law’ and Paolo Nutini’s 2014 track, ‘Fashion’.

Does Janelle Monáe write their own music?

Janelle Monáe is a prolific songwriter, with writing credits on almost every song in their back catalogue - credited as Janelle Robinson.

They are also known for writing for other musicians, most notably on the soundtrack for Disney’s 2019 remake of ‘Lady and the Tramp’.

When did Janelle Monáe last tour the UK?

The 'Tightrope' singer-songwriter last performed on a UK stage during their Dirty Computer tour, which included six stops in the UK, including an appearance at Glastonbury Festival. Their last show in the UK took place at Manchester's Castlefield Bowl on 4th July 2019.

Monáe was due to make several appearances in Europe across 2023, though these dates were cancelled due to “Scheduling conflicts".

When and where could Janelle Monáe tour in 2024?

Having not appeared in the UK or Europe for five years, Janelle Monáe could play at practically any venue in 2024 as the demand is sure to be high.

Speculation would suggest that they could make arena appearances in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow next summer. Monáe is also a Glastonbury favourite, so it would not come as a surprise if they were added to 2024’s lineup.

Who could Janelle Monáe tour with?

We could take some hints from Monáe’s recent US tour to see who could join them on a UK tour. These artists included Californian hip-hop duo Flyana Boss, singer-songwriter Dreamer Isioma and Nana Kwabena, a rapper from Cleveland, Ohio.

What songs does Janelle Monáe play live?

Janelle Monáe’s recent US tour setlist spanned their entire career. In 2024, we could expect them to bring a show like this to the UK:

  • Float
  • Champagne S**t
  • Black Sugar Beach
  • Phenomenal
  • Haute
  • Django Jane
  • Q.U.E.E.N.
  • Electric Lady
  • Lipstick Lover
  • Water Slide
  • Know Better
  • Paid in Pleasure
  • Pynk
  • Yoga
  • I Like That
  • Only Have Eyes 42
  • Make Me Feel
  • Tightrope

How to secure your seat at future Janelle Monáe concert dates

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