Of Montreal And Janelle Monae Tour Dates Released, America: Prepare Yourselves

Erika Brooks Adickman | July 7, 2010 4:05 pm

Ever since we caught a glimpse of them noodling around in the studio, we’ve known that pop futurists Janella Monae and Of Montreal created a certain magic when performing together. (And there’s further proof on “Make The Bus”, the collabo from Janelle’s fabulous The ArchAndroid LP. We’re stoked to report they’re taking the next natural step — they’re creating a wide-ranging live “experience” (i.e. tour) together, and it promises to be a spectacle enjoyable for humans and androids alike. Details (plus Janelle’s latest live performance, from radio station KCRW), after the jump:

Of Montreal’s lead singer Kevin Barnes described the tour saying, “We’re going to marry the two shows together, in a way. It doesn’t feel like you go see a band, and there’s a pause, and there’s another pause, and then it’s over…[There will be] different levels of artistic stimulation that would go on throughout the whole night, so there’s never a moment where there’s house music or boring lighting.” Sounds intense. Tour dates below:

Of Montreal / Janelle Monáe:

Sept. 13 — Washington, DC, 9:30 Club

Sept. 14 —Washington, DC, 9:30 Club

Sept. 15 — Philadelphia, PA, Electric Factory

Sept. 16 — Boston, MA, House of Blues

Sept. 17 — New York, NY, Terminal 5

Sept. 18 — New York, NY, Terminal 5

Sept. 19 — Buffalo, NY, Town Ballroom

Sept. 21 —Covington, KY – Madison Theatre

Sept. 22 —Urbana, IL, Canopy Club

Sept. 23 — Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue

Sept. 24 — Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theatre

Sept. 26 — Nashville, TN, Cannery Ballroom

Oct. 21 — St. Louis, MO, Pageant

Oct. 22 — Omaha, NE , Sokol Auditorium

Oct. 23 — Lawrence, KS, Liberty Hall

Oct. 24 — Denver, CO, The Ogden Theater

Oct. 25 — Salt Lake City, UT, The Complex

Oct. 27 — Seattle, WA, The Paramount

Oct. 28 — Portland, OR, Roseland

Oct. 30 — Los Angeles, CA, Palladium

Nov. 01 — Albuquerque, NM, Sunshine Theatre

Nov. 02  — Dallas, TX, The Granada Theatre

Nov. 03 — Austin, TX , East Side Drive In

Nov. 04 — Houston, TX, Numbers

Nov. 05 — Oxford, MS, The Lyric

Check out Janelle Monae’s in-studio performance for KCRW, complete with the dancing faceless druids from her “Tightrope” music vid. Will they will be going on tour and joining Of Montreal’s dancing golden Buddhas? Hmmmm.