Janelle Monáe has cancelled her Australasian tour due to an undisclosed illness.
The R&B artist pulled out of Saturday’s concert in Melbourne and another on Monday in Sydney because of the mysterious illness.
The tour promoter, Live Nation Australasia, announced Tuesday the cancellation of the entire tour in Australia and New Zealand.
“Due to Janelle Monáe’s continuing illness it has been confirmed that the remainder of The Golden Electric Tour has been cancelled and there will be no rescheduled performances,” the brief statement reads.
Concerts were scheduled for Brisbane on Thursday; Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday; and back to Melbourne next Monday.
Monáe's five-city “Golden Electric Tour” of Australia and New Zealand is billed as a co-headlining trek with Kiwi artist Kimbra. The American artist fell ill just before she was due on stage at Melbourne’s The Forum. LN said Monáe stayed on in Melbourne on doctor’s orders. She hasn’t recovered her strength.
Monae’s tour is scheduled to return to the U.S. for a string of dates starting May 31 at the Roots Picnic in Philadelphia. It’s unclear whether the U.S. shows will be affected.
Crap. "Due to Janelle Monáe’s continuing illness" her tour with Kimbra's been cancelled, w/ no rescheduling. Statement/details tomorrow.
First Lady Michelle Obama gave the keynote address Wednesday to several hundred people at the first Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon, a fundraiser for the Grammy Museum held at Club Nokia at L.A. Live. Awards were given to musician Janelle Monae and El Dorado High School teacher Sunshine ... Source: la times
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Michelle Obama waves to the crowd while attending The Grammy Museum’s Jane Ortner Education Award luncheon on Wednesday afternoon (July 16) at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
The First Lady of the United States was joined by singer Janelle Monae, who entertained the crowd with an energetic performance.
“For so many young people, arts education is the only reason they get up out of bed in the morning,” Michelle said (via the Los Angeles Times). “Just like Janelle, ... Source: Just Jared
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MRS. OBAMA: Thank you so much. (Applause.) Well, hello, everyone! How are you guys doing?
MRS. OBAMA: It’s really exciting, huh?
MRS. OBAMA: Well, it is a pleasure for me to be here for the inaugural Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon. I want to start by thanking Bob for that very kind introduction and for his vi ... Source: The White House
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Check out photos of Janelle Monae, Nas, Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz and more performing at Essence mag's 20th annual celebration o ... Source: Fuse.tv
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Jul 6 2014, 10:30pm CDT
Nike's market share is approaching No. 1 in everything, seemingly including best parties.
The Washington County footwear and apparel giant celebrated the end of its fiscal year Thursday with a "Blue Ribbon Carnival" on the Ronaldo Field at its sprawling campus that featured musical guest Janelle Monae, ice sculptures with swooshes and a giant water slide.
Celebrities at the event included Nike athletes LaMichael James of the San Francisco 49ers, Ndam ... Source: Business Journal of Portland
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Jun 27 2014, 4:45pm CDT
Back in the summer of 2010, Janelle Monae staged a dynamite set at the Greek Theatre, performing a suite of tunes from “The ArchAndroid,” her then just-released debut LP that ranged from amped-up R&B to Bowie-esque glam rock. The problem was that hardly anybody was there to see it, since she was ... Source: Latino ReviewFull article at: Latino ReviewJun 23 2014, 3:05pm CDT
Back in the summer of 2010, Janelle Monae staged a dynamite set at the Greek Theatre, performing a suite of tunes from “The ArchAndroid,” her then just-released debut LP that ranged from amped-up R&B to Bowie-esque glam rock. The problem was that hardly anybody was there to see it, since she was ... Source: Variety
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Jun 23 2014, 2:45pm CDT
Janelle Monae, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and Nikki Hill were just some of the artists that performed on the opening night of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festvial. Relive the festivities with more than 40 photos on our Flickr page taken by WXXI photographer ... Source: WXXI
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Jun 21 2014, 6:54pm CDT
Skrillex's Bonnaroo super jam brought Lauryn Hill, Janelle Monaé, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley and more into the musical fray for an epic three-hour set Sat ... Source: Fuse.tv
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