Janelle Monae coming to Hard Rock Live in Orlando
Janelle Monae's Electric Lady is one of this fall's most anticipated pop albums, with a list of collaborators including Prince, Miguel, Erykah Badu, Big Boi, Cee-Lo Green and Solange. It's due on Sept. 10, and if you want to experience it live, it's time to plan a trip to Orlando.
Monae will perform at Orlando's Hard Rock Live on Nov. 22, one of only two announced dates in Florida (the other is in Miami Beach). Tickets are $25.50-$43, and they go on sale Friday. Click here and here for details.
If you recognize Monae's name but not her music, it could be because she was credited for her backup vocals on Fun.'s smash hit We Are Young. But her music is a melange of pop, soul, funk and freaky indie cool, not unlike Andre 3000. It's also one of the best excuses we've heard in some time to get to Orlando for a show.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*