Chop Shop/Atlantic Records recording artist Marina And The Diamonds has announced plans for a new series of US live dates. The second leg of her â€œBurger Queen Tourâ€ begins with April 7th, 8th, and 9th with a three-night-stand at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegasâ€™ Book & Stage (see dates below). The trek â€“ which includes her first-ever performance at the annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California, slated for April 15th â€“ will then traverse the country through a June 21st show at New York Cityâ€™s Webster Hall.
The very next evening will see Marina And The Diamonds hitting the road as special guest on Katy Perryâ€™s enormously successful â€œCalifornia Dreams Tour.â€ The North American dates begin June 22nd at Uncasville, Connecticutâ€™s Mohegan Sun Arena and run through mid July. For complete details and ticket information, visit www.marinaandthediamonds.com/live.htm.
The nom de musique of Marina Diamandis, Marina And The Diamonds made a dazzling chart entry last summer when her extraordinary debut album, â€œTHE FAMILY JEWELS,â€ burst onto Billboardâ€™s â€œTop New Artist Albumsâ€ chart at #2. The album also received ecstatic coverage in a wide array of US media outlets, including Interview, Fader, Spin, Nylon, Entertainment Weekly, and innumerable others. The New York Times hailed Diamandisâ€™ superior songwriting, stating, â€œâ€¦ sheâ€™s redefining songs about coming of age, and the aftermath, with bluntness and crafty intelligence.â€
â€œâ€™THE FAMILY JEWELSâ€™â€¦ delivers alt-pop gems on which she (Marina Diamandis) emerges as the missing link between Lady Gaga and Florence + The Machine,â€ exclaimed People Magazine in their 3.5 out of 4 star review.
Marina And The Diamonds is currently hard at work recording her anticipated second album, having spent much of 2010 traveling the globe, with countless festival performances and headline tours to her credit. In addition to positive press attention, Marina was among the big winners at last yearâ€™s 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards, taking home the prestigious â€œBest UK & Ireland Act,â€ while also scoring a nomination as â€œBest European Act.â€
Named the #2 artist on the BBCâ€™s ever prescient â€œSound of 2010â€ ranking, Diamandis more than lived up to the buzz to become one of the yearâ€™s brightest new stars. A gold-certified sensation in the UK, â€œTHE FAMILY JEWELSâ€ is easily among 2010â€™s most distinctive debuts. Songs like the first US single, â€œI Am Not A Robotâ€ and the UK Top 20 hit, â€œHollywood,â€ see Marina gleefully melding the theatrically lavish vocal and orchestral flourishes of Kate Bush with the wonderful pop eccentricity of everyone from Sparks to the Scissor Sisters.
Furthermore, tracks from â€œTHE FAMILY JEWELSâ€ have received an array of high-profile placements, including MTVâ€™s World of Jenks and The Hills, American Movie Classicsâ€™ AMC Favorites, and Lifetimeâ€™s two-night movie event, Marry Me!
MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS â€“ NORTH AMERICA 2011
4/7 â€“ 6/20 â€œTHE BURGER QUEEN TOURâ€
6/22 â€“ 7/14 w/KATY PERRYâ€™S â€œCALIFORNIA DREAMS TOURâ€
7 Las Vegas, NV Book & Stage @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
8 Las Vegas, NV Book & Stage @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
9 Las Vegas, NV Book & Stage @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
11 Austin, TX Antoneâ€™s Nightclub
12 Houston, TX Fitzgeraldâ€™s
13 Dallas, TX Grenada Theatre
15 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
16 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
17 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
18 Asbury Park, NJ The Stone Pony
20 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
21 New York, NY Webster Hall
22 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
23 Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center
24 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
28 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
30 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
2 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
3 Ottawa, ON ScotiaBank Place
5 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
7 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
8 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
9 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center