Last year was a big one for Janelle Monáe, she released 405 favourite The Electric Lady, danced on Letterman's desk, hung out with Prince, and was generally cooler than you in every single way. The only problem with it was the lack of UK tour dates, she played just one, as an opening act for Chic at the iTunes festival. Well this year is going to be different because Monáe has announced a whirlwind three-shows-in-three-days headlining tour of the UK, a dazzling schedule for a dazzling performer.

Tickets go on sale this Friday. See the dates below and watch the video for 'PrimeTime ft. Miguel'

  • 7th May Academy 1, Manchester
  • 8th May The Institute, Birmingham
  • 9th May Brixton Academy, London