MIKA ANNOUNCES US LIVE DATES
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “CELEBRATE”
NEW ALBUM: THE ORIGIN OF LOVE – OUT OCTOBER 16
MIKA has just announced his first US live dates in support of his forthcoming album, The Origin of Love, due out on Universal Republic on October 16. The run of dates include performances in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Tickets for the performances go on sale Friday, August 24. He just released the video for the album’s lead single “Celebrate” to international acclaim. Watch the jubilant video here. “The song was written by Mika and produced by Nick Littlemore from Empire of the Sun and features Pharrell Williams on vocals. Mika recently performed it at the Olympics. The “Celebrate” single will be available on iTunes September 4th.
Following up his multi-million selling worldwide smash ‘The Boy Who Knew Too Much’ (which debuted in every single iTunes top ten around the world), The Origin of Love is Mika’s third album.
Completely self-created and self-imagined, ‘The Origin of Love’ has been a two-year DIY labour of love for Mika who has put together everything on the record himself, flying around the world under his own steam personally assembling an incredible roll call of collaborators – In addition to Nick Littlemore and Pharrell Williams, Mika has also worked with William Orbit, Benny Benassi, FrYars, Greg Wells (Katy Perry, Adele), and Klas Ahlund (Robyn’s Body Talk) as well as working with some brand new unsigned musicians he found himself online.
Mika spent most of 2010 and 2011 on a massive Global tour playing hundreds of shows to sell-out audiences across Europe, Asia and North America. The fall dates will be US audiences’ first chance to see the new album performed live.
Mika has now sold over 8 million records and Gold or Platinum awards in 32 countries worldwide across his previous two albums ‘Life in Cartoon Motion’ and ‘The Boy Who Knew Too Much’, winning Brit and MTV Awards in the process.
MIKA US LIVE DATES
10/15 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/18 Chicago, IL @ The Vic
10/21 Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda