Janelle Monae Releasing New Record, Playing Joe’s Pub and Highline Ballroom

Janelle Monáe – “Tightrope”
Janelle Monáe - Tightrope
Stream: Tightrope
Janelle Monáe – “Cold War”
Janelle Monáe - Cold War
Stream: Cold War

While Janelle Monae‘s new album The ArchAndroid doesn’t come out until May 18 on Atlantic Records, she’s already wrapping up a small club tour supporting her debut LP with three shows in NYC over the next few days. Tonight (April 8) she’s playing the Highline Ballroom (the biggest of her 3 local gigs) and Friday and Saturday, she’ll be showcasing her talents in the intimate confines of Joe’s Pub. I imagine she’ll start a full blown North American tour some time next month when the album drops, expect those dates to be announced any day now.

More Janelle Monae tour dates and a video for “Tightrope” after the jump.

Janelle Monae 2010 Tour Dates
April 08 Highline Ballroom, New York NY
April 09 Joe’s Pub, New York, NY
April 10 Joe’s Pub, New York, NY
April 23 University of Madison Madison, WI