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Janelle Monáe for Iveagh Gardens summer show

Janelle Monáe for Iveagh Gardens summer show

Janelle Monáe has been announced for a show at Iveagh Gardens this summer, Thursday July 6th 2023.

Monáe was last here to play a gig in Trinity College in 2019.

Tickets for the gig are on sale this Friday 31st March at 10am, from ticketmaster.ie 

Janelle Monáe returned with new music this year, after a few years focused on her acting career and starring in films like Glass Onion and Antebellum.

‘Float’ was Monáe’s first single since 2018’s Dirty Computer, and features horns by Seun Kuti + Egypt 80, and a light touch of an arrangement.

According to the press release, the song is “inspired by Muhammed Ali talking shit in Zaire, 1974, Jane’s evolution, Mary Poppins’ umbrella, Aladdin’s magic carpet, Ja Morant’s flotation to the rim while dunking on his ops, Sara Elise’s ropes, excerpts from Paramahmsa Nithyananda’s talks on levitation, Raul’s toast on Dec 1, and Bruce Lee’s mighty philosophy on being “shapeless, formless,” and becoming one with your surroundings, to be like water…”

Janelle fuses a blend of genres – soul, funk, hip hop and new wave – with big concepts and slick pop productions.