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Stromae Poised For U.S. Introduction?

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STROMAE POISED FOR U.S. INTRODUCTION

VIDEO FOR BREAKOUT SINGLE ?PAPAOUTAI? SURPASSES 140 MILLION VIEWS WORLDWIDE

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ARTIST GRACES COVER OF TIME OUT NY

ANNOUNCES SPECIAL SET OF U.S. TOUR DATES

“A musician for his time?” ? New York Times

?STROMAE?s lyrics show a different vision of the world?? ? NPR

?Hip-hop’s new philosopher king?? ?Papaoutai? is staggeringly powerful.? – The Guardian

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NEW YORK, NY (May 1st, 2014) – Tastemakers and fans all over the globe continue buzzing about STROMAE, and now it?s time for the States to formally meet the European hip-hop and dance music trailblazer.

Known throughout the world for his kinetic and thought provoking live act, STROMAE is set to make his debut stateside performance at a sold out show in New York City at The Best Buy Theater on June 20, 2014. The critically acclaimed artist is also preparing for a special run of U.S. tour dates this fall, commencing September 18 at 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. (see attached itinerary.)? Tickets for the majority of the dates will go on sale Friday, May 2 (see below for additional ticket info.)

Born in Brussels to a Belgian mother and a Rwandan father- who was tragically killed in the 1994 genocide, STROMAEhas built a reputation for his uncanny ability to compose universally captivating music, while addressing important social commentary. His breakout single “Papaoutai”– which illustrates the impact of growing up with an absentee father, currently exceeds over 140 million views on YouTube/VEVO.? What?s more, ?Papaoutai? is a global phenomenon, having reached #1 on the iTunes singles chart in 16 countries and Top 5 in 31 countries.

STROMAEhas been profiled and extolled by everyone from The Guardian and Italian Vogue to Noisey, NPR, and New York Times.? This week, STROMAEgraces the cover of Time Out NY?s prestigious Summer Preview Issue, which can be read in full here: http://www.timeout.com/newyork/music/meet-stromae-the-most-famous-pop-star-youve-never-heard-of.

To date, the Belgian native has sold over 2.75 million albums worldwide. His latest full length album, Racine Carr?e debuted at #1 in Belgium, France, Italy, The Netherlands, and Switzerland. What?s more, the album also reached the Top 5 in Germany, Canada, and Austria.? This year, STROMAEreceived three ?Victoires De La Musique,? ? French Grammy Awards, for Best Male Artist, Best Video for ?Formidable? and Best Album for Racine Carr?e.

In late 2013, Casablanca Records released, Racine Carr?e, here in the U.S.

A crossroads of cultures and genres that unites listeners everywhere with danceable hooks, hip-hop edge, intellect, and an unparalleled sense of artistic vision,?STROMAE delivers more than music.?STROMAEhas a message.

STROMAE Tour Dates:
20-June?????????? New York, NY ??????????? Best Buy Theatre (sold out)
17-Sep ? ? ? ? ? ?Philadelphia, PA ???????? Trocadero
18-Sep? ????????? Washington, DC????????? 9:30 Club
19-Sep??????????? New York, NY ??????????? Terminal 5 *On sale now
21-Sep? ????????? Boston, MA ??????????????? Paradise Rock Club
23-Sep? ????????? Toronto, ON??????????????? The Sound Academy
24-Sep? ????????? Chicago, IL????????????????? Metro ? Smart Bar
25-Sep? ????????? Minneapolis, MN???????? Mill City Nights
27-Sep? ????????? Englewood, CO ???????? Gothic Theatre *On sale May 3
28-Sep ? ? ? ? ? ?Salt Lake City, UT????? The Depot
30-Sep??????????? Vancouver, ON?????????? Vogue Theater
1-Oct???? ????????? Seattle, WA???????????????? The Showbox at the Market
3-Oct???? ????????? San Francisco, CA ??? Mezzanine
4-Oct???? ????????? Los Angeles, CA???????? The Fonda Theatre

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/StromaeRacineCarreiT
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For all things STROMAE:
www.stromae.net
https://www.facebook.com/stromae
https://twitter.com/stromae

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