In an announcement this morning on his Facebook page, Stromae indicated his anticipation of his upcoming fall US tour, which will culminate in his October 1 performance at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Stromae will be the first French-speaking artist in music history to headline at The Garden. He revealed this morning that six-time Grammy winner Janelle Monáe will be his special guest for one night only at Madison Square Garden on October 1. Known for her achievements not only as an artist but also as an advocate and feminist–as well as her penchant for dressing in tuxedos–Monáe and Stromae are a match made in heaven. Tickets for the show are still available here, but are expected to sell quickly.
“Classic Man” Jidenna, who is signed to Monáe’s Wondaland Records label, will open for all other east-coast shows except September 12 in Miami, which will feature Los Angeles’ Freedom Fry. Freedom Fry supported Stromae on his west-coast dates in the spring of this year.
Just one small piece of unfortunate news comes with this announcement: the September 17th show originally scheduled for The Electric Factory in Philadelphia has been cancelled. See the official notice here. The venue indicates that the cancellation originates from Stromae’s management, but did not offer a reason for the cancellation upon inquiry from Stromaeometre. The announcement makes it clear that all other concerts will go on as planned. Ticketholders can receive a refund at their point of purchase.