Melanie Martinez Announces “The K-12 Tour”

Pop Phenomenon Celebrates Eagerly Awaited New Album And Full-Length Companion Feature Film With Unique Theatrical Performances Around The World

North American Dates Get Underway October 13th In Washington, D.C.
European Run Begins December 2nd In Dublin, Ireland

U.S. Tour To Benefit The Trevor Project

 “K-12” Album Pre-Orders Available Now Pre-Orders Placed Via Melaniemartinezmusic.Com Through Monday, August 5th Receive Presale Access To Upcoming Headline Dates

Watch Official Film Trailer Here

“K-12” Arrives At All Music Retailers And Streaming Services On Friday, September 6th

Atlantic recording artist Melanie Martinez has announced plans to present a unique theatrical performance on a major world tour, produced by Live Nation. “The K-12 Tour” gets underway October 13thin Washington, D.C. at the All Things Go Fall Classic and then travels North America through late November; European dates follow, beginning December 2ndat Dublin, Ireland’s Olympia Theatre and then continues through mid-December. Support throughout the North American run comes from Lauren Ruth Ward; special guests for the European dates will be announced soon along with additional international dates. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, August 9that 10am (local) in North America/10am (GMT) in Europe. For complete details and additional information, please see melaniemartinezmusic.com.

“The K-12 Tour” celebrates the release of Martinez’s hugely anticipated new album and its accompanying full-length film. “K-12” arrives on Friday, September 6th; pre-orders are available now HERE, with all pre-orders placed via Martinez’s webstore through Monday, August 5thby 2 pm PT in the U.S. / 2pm in the UK receiving presale access to tickets for “The K-12 Tour.” Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, August 9that 10am (local) in North America/10am (GMT) in Europe.

Melanie Martinez has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to support organizations bringing dignity, equity, and access to communities who need it. In the US specifically, the $1 per ticket sold will benefit The Trevor Project, and their work providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ youth. TheTrevorProject.org / www.plus1.org

“It’s been a bit since I’ve been on tour and I’m incredibly excited to bring the movie to life on stage,” says Martinez, “I’m putting all of my energy into making it not only visually stunning and pleasing to the senses but also a fun learning experience and a safe place to express yourself and be accepted for exactly who you are.”

“K-12” marks Martinez’s long anticipated follow-up to her RIAA platinum certified, 2015 debut album, “CRY BABY.” Produced by Michael Keenan with the exception of one song produced by Kinetics & One Love (who previously collaborated with Martinez on such hits as “Dollhouse” and “Carousel”), the album serves as a soundtrack companion to an eerily enchanting new musical film, written, directed, and starring Martinez. The official K-12trailer is streaming now HEREand quickly received a stunning 2 million views in just 3 days of its premiere.

K-12will have its official Los Angeles premiere on Tuesday, September 3rd, exclusively at Hollywood’s famed Arclight Cinerama Dome. An official New York City premiere will follow on Thursday, September 5that the AMC Empire 25 in Times Square, with both premieres officially SOLD OUT within 24 hours. That same night will see K-12shown as a one-night-only global event in theatres around the world. Presented by preeminent global theatrical distributor Abramorama, K-12 will play in 60+ theatres in the U.S. and many more internationally in over 27 countries including the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, New Zealand, Ireland and Argentina, to name only a few. A complete list of participating theatres and tickets can be found now via www.k-12thefilm.com, with additional markets & theaters to be announced shortly.

 Widely applauded for her remarkably creative live performances, Martinez will herald “K-12” and “The K-12 Tour” with a headline performance at Washington, DC’s upcoming All Things Go Fall Classic, set for Sunday, October 13that DC’s historic Union Market. For live updates, please see melaniemartinezmusic.com.

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MELANIE MARTINEZ

THE K-12 TOUR

K-12 Tour Admat

OCTOBER

13        Washington, DC            All Things Go Fall Classic *^

15        Atlanta, GA                   Coca-Cola Roxy

16        Lake Buena Vista, FL      House of Blues Orlando

18        Charlotte, NC                The Fillmore Charlotte

19        Richmond, VA               The National^

20        Boston, MA                   Orpheum Theatre 

22        Toronto, ON                 Rebel

23        Detroit, MI                    The Fillmore Detroit

25        Chicago, IL                    Riviera Theatre

26        Columbus, OH               Express Live!^

29        New York, NY                Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom

30        Philadelphia, PA            The Fillmore Philadelphia

NOVEMBER

1          Indianapolis, IN             Murat Theatre

2          Milwaukee, WI              The Eagles Ballroom

3          Saint Louis, MO             The Pageant

5          Houston, TX                  Revention Music Center

6          Irving, TX                      The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

8          Phoenix, AZ                  The Van Buren

9          Los Angeles, CA             Hollywood Palladium

10        Anaheim, CA                 House of Blues Anaheim

13        Oakland, CA                  Fox Theater^

15        Las Vegas, NV               The Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort

16        Salt Lake City, UT          The Union

17        Denver, CO                   Paramount Theatre 

19        Garden City, ID             The Revolution Center

20        Seattle, WA                  Paramount Theatre

DECEMBER

2          Dublin, IR                      Olympia Theatre^

4          Glasgow, UK                 O2 Academy Glasgow

5          Manchester, UK            O2 Apollo Manchester

6          Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK         Newcastle City Hall

8          Birmingham, UK            O2 Academy Birmingham

9          London, UK                   O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

11        Portsmouth, UK            Guildhall

12        Leeds, UK                     O2 Academy Leeds

16        Amsterdam, NE             Melkweg^

17        Hamburg, DE                Docks^

* FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE

^not a Live Nation date

10/15-11/20 w/ Special Guest Lauren Ruth Ward

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Melanie Martinez Press Contact:

Christina Kotsamanidis, Christina.Kotsamanidis@atlanticrecords.com

Live Nation U.S. Concerts Media Contacts:     

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Monique Sowinski, moniquesowinski@livenation.com