Janelle Monáe to Join Katy Perry on Select Tour Dates

Katy Perry and Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe is ready to live the teenage dream. Katy Perry has tapped the “Tightrope” singer to open for her “California Dreams” tour on select North American dates.

The critics’ darling is set to hit the road with the pop superstar on six stops of her summer tour, beginning July 13 in Saskatchewan, Canada, and visiting Winnipeg, Calgary, and Edmonton, closing out her short journey with a gig at St. Louis’ Scottrade Center on August 20.

Ahead of her dates with Perry, the Wondaland recording artist will co-headline the “Hooligans in Wondaland” tour with Bruno Mars, kicking off at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom on May 4 and traveling through June.

Katy Perry’s “California Dreams” Tour with Janelle Monáe

July 13 – Regina, SK – Brandt Centre
July 14 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
July 16 – Calgary, AB – Stampede
July 17 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
August 19 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
August 20 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center

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15 Comments

  1. Noringtone

    Janelle Monae is to much talent for Katy. I love katy and all but come on. Janelle Went on tour with Stevie Wonder,Amy Winehouse and Prince. What’s this compared to that?

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    TeamTM Reply:

    @Noringtone, You said it all.Seriously what is this -_-

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    babygirl Reply:

    @Noringtone, I know right! Ugh lame, but hopefully she’ll get more exposed from this.

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  2. Names

    @Noringtone i agree. Still will be cool though.

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  3. meme

    Im so proud of Katy Perry. She is the biggest artist in the world right now, along with rihanna and gaga. But Katy really shocked alot this time around, 3 back to back #1 single and E.T will be her 4th next week. Def wanna see her in tour

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    Dave Reply:

    @meme, I thought the article was clearly about Janelle Monae?

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    meme Reply:

    @Dave, well clearly im not interested in Janelle. Thanks for bringing that to my attention becuz i didnt even notice her. Who is she again?

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    True Blue Reply:

    @meme, Someone with far more talent than Katy will ever have. You would do yourself a favor by checking her out.

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  4. IamWhoIam

    This is a good look for Monae. She’s building up that fan base.

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  5. Phoenix_Wright

    what a weird combo but cool

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  6. MwA YoU

    jannelle actualy can sing but katy thats another story

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  7. GRRRR

    GO MONAE!

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  8. jamesderryl

    DOES THIS MEAN ROBYN IS NOT OPENING?! I WILL HAVE A FIT!!!!!! :( Now, if they’re both there- I will THRIVE. If its just Janelle- I’mma Be SO Sad! :( Dangit Nashville!

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  9. Dave

    I’m glad Janelle Monae is expanding her brand & demographic, even though she’s doing it with a far less talented platform (Katy Perry).

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  10. True Blue

    I think she is lowering herself by opening for Katy Perry, of all people. But I guess she’s got to do what she’s got to do get that much-needed exposure. Hopefully Katy’s fans will take to someone like Janelle… hopefully.

    But I can’t wait for Janelle to have acquired enough success to not have to resort to being the opening act for lesser artists. I was hoping that would no longer be a concern by now.

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