We are mere days away from the release of Janelle Monáe's latest opus, Dirty Computer. In the lead up to the project, the singer/songwriter/bad ass has fed fans a steady diet of new audio and video over the past couple months. So far, she's gotten us open – and tongues wagging – with "Make Me Feel," "Django Jane," "Pynk" and her latest single "I Like That." She continues to stoke the fires of anticipation for Dirty Computer and its accompanying emotion picture by dropping the visual for "I Like That" taken from the art piece.
"I Like That" details Janelle loving the skin she's in and the "walking contradiction" that she is. "A little crazy, little sexy, little cool / Little rough around the edges, but I keep it smooth," she sings before sharing that she is all out of effs to give on the chorus. She breaks it down further on the bridge about overcoming being bullied and belittled as a youth to flying above her haters now.
Miss Monáe brings that confidence and daring to the "I Like That" visual where she flaunts numerous stunning looks. She briefly returns to her signature black-and-white wardrobe where we see multiple Janelles in a theater before shedding her clothes altogether to take a milk bath surrounded by two pink flamingoes. She changes her outfits and hair throughout the clip to illustrate various aspects of her personality to match the very personal song.
Fans who want to get up close and personal with Janelle will get their chance this summer when she embarks on the Dirty Computer Tour. Janelle is taking fellow Wondaland Records artists St. Beauty with her on what is to be a must-attend concert tour. The Dirty Computer Tour kicks off on the West Coast in Seattle on June 11th before hitting name North American cities, including Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Chicago, Toronto, New York City, Boston and Miami Beach. Janelle will wrap up the tour in her adopted hometown of Atlanta in a show on August 4th.
Tickets to catch Janelle Monáe and St. Beauty on the Dirty Computer Tour go on pre-sale on Wednesday, April 25th on Ticketmaster at 10 .m. local time before going on sale to the general public on Wednesday, May 2nd. After you luxuriate with Janelle and watch the "I Like That" clip, check out the complete list of cities and venues that Janelle and friends will be hitting below and find out more information on her website. And by all means, prepare your hearts and minds for Dirty Computer to drop this Friday, April 27th by pre-ordering the album from Amazon, iTunes or Google Play.
Janelle Monáe Dirty Computer Tour Dates:
6/11 - MARYMOOR THEATER - SEATTLE, WA
6/12 - QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE - VANCOUVER, BC
6/13 - MCMENAMINS EDGEFIELD AMPHITHEATRE - PORTLAND, OR
6/16 - THE MASONIC - SAN FRANCISCO, CA
6/20 - CAL COAST CREDIT UNION OPEN AIR THEATRE - SAN DIEGO, CA
6/28 - GREEK THEATRE - LOS ANGELES, CA
6/30 - THE COMPLEX - SALT LAKE CITY, UT
7/1 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE - DENVER, CO
7/3 - STATE THEATRE - MINNEAPOLIS, MN
7/5 - CHICAGO THEATRE - CHICAGO, IL
7/7 - 20 MONROE LIVE - GRAND RAPIDS, MI
7/9 - FOX THEATRE - DETROIT, MI
7/10 - TAFT THEATRE - CINCINNATI, OH
7/11 - THE PAGEANT - ST LOUIS, MO
7/13 - RYMAN AUDITORIUM - NASHVILLE, TN
7/14 - MURAT THEATRE, OLD NATIONAL CENTRE - INDIANAPOLIS, IN
7/16 - REBEL TORONTO - TORONTO, ON
7/18 - HULU THEATER AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN - NEW YORK, NY
7/20 - THE ANTHEM - WASHINGTON, DC
7/21 - BLUE HILLS BANK PAVILION - BOSTON, MA
7/23 - THE RITZ - RALEIGH, NC
7/24 - THE FILLMORE - CHARLOTTE, NC
7/26 - JANNUS LIVE - ST PETERSBURG, FL
7/27 - JACKIE GLEASON THEATER, FILLMORE MIAMI BEACH - MIAMI BEACH, FL
7/28 - HOUSE OF BLUES - LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL
8/4 - THE TABERNACLE - ATLANTA, GA