Melanie Martinez unveils K-12 2020 dates, new song

Extensive new headlining tour begins June 3rd in Minneapolis

Atlantic recording artist Melanie Martinez has announced the release of a new song and an extensive leg of her world tour. “Copy Cat (Feat. Tierra Whack)” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services. “Copy Cat” will be featured on her first project since 2019 album K-12, an EP entitled After School which is due for release this spring. Tierra Whack is the first artist to be included as a feature on a Melanie Martinez track.

“I’m so thrilled to be releasing this song with the most magical artist and insanely gifted lyricist, Tierra Whack,” says Martinez. “This song was written years ago and from an empathetic perspective, even while in a very hurt place. We’re all told that imitation is flattery to ease the pain that the ego feels when other people get credited for our ideas and our work. But being human includes feeling a multitude of feelings, and naturally this song came about when expressing those very raw emotions. I hope this song can not only bring comfort to anyone experiencing that feeling but also remind them to empathize with people who are just doing what society has conditioned them to believe will make them successful.”

Martinez is “the sweetest, realest, most genuine person I’ve ever met,” says Tierra Whack. “After dropping ‘Whack World,’ she was one of the first people to reach out and immediately show love. So excited to share our new song together!”

Martinez has further announced plans for a major North American headline tour, produced by Live Nation – her biggest and most adventurous stage production thus far. Dates begin June 3rd at The Armory in Minneapolis, MN and then continue through late July. Highlights include Martinez’s appearance at Bunbury festival, and her eagerly anticipated debut performances at New York City’s legendary Radio City Music Hall (June 24th) and Los Angeles, CA’s historic Greek Theatre (July 17th).

Fan presales begin are underway with tickets going on sale to the general public starting Thursday, February 13th at 10 am local time. Citi is the official presale credit card of the K-12 Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets for select shows beginning Tuesday, February 11th at 10 am local time until Wednesday, February 12th at 10 pm local time through Citi Entertainment.

Both “Copy Cat (Feat. Tierra Whack)” and the upcoming tour follow the phenomenal success of Martinez’s internationally acclaimed album and accompanying full-length film, K-12, available now at all music retailers and streaming services. Hailed by Forbes as “a perfect conceptual album in the streaming age,” K-12 entered the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at No. 3 upon its September 2019 release – the multi-talented pop phenomenon’s highest chart placement thus far. In addition, K-12 debuted at No. 1 on the Alternative Albums, Soundtracks, and Vinyl Albums charts, as well as No. 2 on Pop Albums and No. 3 on Top Albums. Internationally, K-12 made Top 10 debuts in Canada, Australia, Ireland, Netherlands, UK, New Zealand, and Spain.

Produced by Michael Keenan with the exception of one song produced by Kinetics & One Love, K-12 marks Martinez’s long anticipated follow-up to her RIAA platinum certified, 2015 debut album, Cry Baby. The new album further serves as a soundtrack companion to an eerily enchanting musical film, written, directed, and starring Martinez. K-12 is streaming now at DSPs and Martinez’s official YouTube channel, where it has earned close to 43 million views to date. Praised by Billboard as “a visual dream world of the 24-year-old’s own making… a whimsical, highly dramatized version of school life, filled with pastels, magic, oversized hair bows and babydoll dresses,” the film is also available on iTunes, Amazon, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Fandango Now, Vudu US, Comcast Cable, Cox Cable, Microsoft Store US, and Stingray/Qello.

In addition to today’s premiere of “Copy Cat (Feat. Tierra Whack),” last week saw Martinez unfurl a series of compelling new videos for songs featured on K-12, including “Orange Juice,” “Detention,” “Teacher’s Pet,” “High School Sweethearts,” and “Recess,” all of which are written and directed by Martinez and streaming now via YouTube. K-12 also includes the previously released “Lunchbox Friends” and “Show & Tell” videos, which have contributed to driving Melanie’s YouTube channel to the precipice of ten million followers.

Meanwhile, Martinez is currently traveling Europe on her epic K-12 Tour, with remaining dates set for Germany, France, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. From there, Martinez returns to the US for a series of already sold out K-12 Tour dates beginning March 17th at Anaheim, CA’s House of Blues and continuing through the month. Naaz will support on all European dates, and Sub Urban will open the March US dates.

Melanie Martinez 2020 K-12 Tour Dates:

Feb 10 Frankfurt, DE Jahrhunderthalle
Feb 12 Cologne, DE Palladium
Feb 13 Paris, FR Olympia Theatre
Feb 15 Tilburg, NL 013 Poppodium
Feb 17 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton
March 17 Anaheim, CA House of Blues – Anaheim
March 19 Oakland, CA Fox Theatre
March 20 Las Vegas, NV Pearl Concert Theater
March 22 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
March 23 Salt Lake City, UT The Union
March 25 Seattle, WA Paramount Ballroom
March 26 Garden City, ID The Revolution Center
June 3 Minneapolis, MN The Armory
June 5-7 Cincinnati, OH Bunbury Music Festival *
June 6 Sterling Heights, MI Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill
June 7 Columbus, OH Express Live! **
June 9 Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pavilion
June 10 St. Louis, MO Saint Louis Music Park
June 12 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
June 13 Toronto, ON RBC Echo Beach
June 14 Montreal, QC M. TELUS
June 16 Washington, DC The Anthem
June 17 Moon Twp, PA UPMC Events Center
June 19 Boston, MA Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
June 20 Philadelphia, PA The Met
June 21 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summerstage
June 23 Wallingford, CT Oakdale Theater
June 24 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
June 26 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater
June 27 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 28 Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium
June 30 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place
July 1 Miami, FL Bayfront Park Amphitheater
July 2 Tampa, FL Yuengling Center
July 7 Independence, MO Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
July 8 Rogers, AR Walmart AMP
July 9 Irving, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
July 11 Sugar Land, TX Smart Financial Centre
July 12 Austin, TX ACL Live at The Moody Theater
July 14 Phoenix, AZ Arizona Federal Theatre
July 15 Fresno, CA Saroyan Theater
July 17 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
July 18 San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
July 21 Portland, OR Theater of the Clouds
July 22 Vancouver, BC Orpheum
July 23 Redmond, WA Marymoor Amphitheater **
July 25 Salt Lake City, UT Sandy City Amphitheater **
July 26 Denver, CO The Fillmore



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