Giant Step presents Janelle MonÃ¡e with DJ Moni
New York, if you missed the three sold out performances last month, stop what you are doing right now and RSVP!! On May 18th, at the Highline Ballroom, Janelle Monáe will be performing selections from her genre-bending debut album, The ArchAndroid. Not only will she be performing for all of her supporters and friends on the day of her album release for free, but she will be hosting an immediate afterparty like none you have ever been to! Come ready to party! Put your hair in a ponytail, cut it off, or leave it at home because on May 18th we are going to DANCE or DIE!!!!!
This event is free, but strictly RSVP, and the list is now closed. If you have already RSVP'd, please note the new venue, Highline Ballroom.
A ground-breaking, genre-blurring singer, songwriter, producer, and performer, Janelle Monáe's inventive style melds a refined pop sensibility with an extraordinary postmodern mash-up of soul, funk, and rock 'n' roll.
The ArchAndroid, which will be released May 18th, follows Monáe's two acclaimed EPs, 2008's METROPOLIS: THE CHASE SUITE (SPECIAL EDITION) and METROPOLIS: SUITE I OF IV, both of which received extensive critical praise upon their initial releases. The ArchAndroid was produced by Janelle Monáe, Chuck Lightning, Nate Wonder & Sean "Diddy" Combs with co-executive producer Antwan "Big Boi" Patton. It features appearances by an array of talented artists including "Big Boi" of OutKast, who is featured on the infectious lead single "Tightrope," as well as renowned poet Saul Williams, the psychedelic dance-punk troupe Of Montreal, the punk prophets Deep Cotton, and the Wondaland ArchOrchestra.
In addition to releasing her album, Ms. Monáe, who has developed a reputation for her incredibly dynamic live shows, will be joining none other than Erykah Badu on her "Out My Mind, Just In Time" tour in a number of cities across North America and partake in this summer's much anticipated 2010 Lilith Tour.