HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT ALBUM JAGUAR II COMING AUGUST 25
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“Dripping with swagger and some smartly-placed horns, the track follows Monét as she flexes all of the qualities that make her That Girl — the most potent of which is her stone cold delivery, oozing pure confidence off of every syllable.” – Billboard
“What’s so mesmerizing about “Party Girls” is how you can never get familiar enough with its melody. When you think you’ve pinned it down, it slips out of your grip — a testament to the genius of Monét’s songwriting and ever-evolving ear.” – NYLON
“‘I’m so deep in my bag / Like a grandma with a peppermint.” If this lyric doesn’t prove to you that Victoria Monét is one of the best songwriters of her generation, you’ll be able to dive deeper into her genius when her next studio album, Jaguar II, drops later this year.” – Teen VOGUE
“It’s JAGUAR season as Victoria Monét goes 3-for-3 with the arrival of her newest single, “On My Mama.” – VIBE
“Victoria Monet is a superstar and Twitter wants the world to know.” – REVOLT
Today, multi-talented Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer Victoria Monét has announced her first-ever solo headlining tour The JAGUAR Tour ahead of her new album JAGUAR II, arriving August 25 via Lovett Music/RCA Records. Due to the 2020 pandemic, she was unable to tour any songs from the critically acclaimed JAGUAR – this will be the first time any songs from JAGUAR and JAGUAR II will be toured. Beginning on September 6 in Detroit, Monét will perform on stages across North America making stops in Toronto, New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and more before doing her first ever solo show in London, United Kingdom in November. Artist pre-sale begins on Wednesday and general ticket sales begin this Friday, July 14 @ 10AM local time. Check https://www.victoriamonet.co/ for more information.
The announcement of The JAGUAR Tour follows the release of “On My Mama”— the 3rd single off of Monét’s upcoming album JAGUAR II. The summer empowerment anthem has already made a heavy impact with over 6 million streams within the first 3 weeks of its release. “On My Mama” was preceded by the dancehall-influenced smash “Party Girls” ft. Buju Banton. The Sean Bankhead-choreographed “Party Girls” music video garnered an incredible reaction to Victoria’s performance, leading to her trending for several days, hitting the YouTube Trending Top 15. “Party Girls” and early spring single “Smoke” ft. Lucky Daye both have garnered heavy praise from the likes of Billboard, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Flaunt, Nylon, Hypebeast, FLOOD Magazine, and more. All three singles mark the beginning of a new era for Victoria Monét, ending the long-awaited pause since her heralded 2020 solo project, JAGUAR.
Following the initial JAGUAR era, Monét turned up the heat with a string of releases including collaborations featuring Kehlani (“Touch Me (Remix)”) and a Spotify single with Bryson Tiller (“We Might Even Be Falling In Love (Duet)”). Additional tracks such as “Coastin” built the foundation of the JAGUAR sound and emphasized its staying power with impressive visuals all set in Monét’s signature brown tones and 70s influences. Monét’s breakthrough artistry led to appearances on The Late Night Show with Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’s #PlayAtHome + festivals such as Made In America, Sol Blume, and Day N Vegas.
In March, Monét sold out her first-ever headlining show in Los Angeles at the El Rey Theatre in partnership with Spotify and Goldenvoice – which sold out in under one minute – and participated in one of CultureCon LA’sfireside chats on June 17th. As a new member of RCA Records, the superstar has been steadily turning up the heat in preparation for her upcoming projects. Whether it’s preparing for her very first headlining tour, or building anticipation for release of her much-desired album JAGUAR II, there’s no doubt that Victoria Monet is not cooling down anytime soon.
LISTEN TO “ON MY MAMA”
WATCH “PARTY GIRLS” FT. BUJU BANTON
WATCH “SMOKE” FT. LUCKY DAYE
UPCOMING LIVE DATES
9/6 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
9/8 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
9/11 – Boston, MA @ Royale
9/13 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
9/15 – Washington, DC @ The Howard Theatre
9/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts (TLA)
9/18 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
9/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
9/21 – New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater New Orleans
9/22 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
9/24 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
9/26 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
9/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ 24 Oxford
9/29 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
10/1 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
10/3 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
10/6 – Portland, OR @ The Wonder Ballroom
10/7 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
10/9 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
10/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
10/22 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
ABOUT VICTORIA MONÉT:
Multi-hyphenate superstar Victoria Monét has been stealthily— and steadily— trailblazing her own gilded path in music for over a decade. With the ever-growing title of singer-songwriter-producer-performer, the Grammy-nominated Sacramento native has effectively adorned herself with the ability to defy all labels. Monét began her career as a performing artist who expanded her repertoire into producer and songwriter by collaborating on several chart-topping projects alongside acclaimed artists such as Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, Chloe x Halle, BLACKPINK, Selena Gomez, and more. After independently releasing her critically acclaimed solo project JAGUAR in 2020, Monét cemented her role as one of the most anticipated acts in R&B in recent years. With the project landing the #1 spot on iTunes R&B album charts in 66 countries on release day, #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, #20 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart, and garnering praise from NPR, Pitchfork, Billboard, MTV, The FADER, Hypebeast, and more, it’s safe to say Monét has catapulted her solo-career into stardom. After receiving two Soul Train Award nominations at the end of 2020, Monét kicked off 2021 with the release of two effervescent singles “F.U.C.K” and “Coastin”— which quickly amassed millions of streams and caught the attention of Billboard, Uproxx, The Fader, and more. In 2022, Monét stunned during her first festival performance at Day n’ Vegas which led to other festival performances at Sol Blume and Made In America— with Hot97 deeming the M.I.A. performance proof of a “legend in the making”. In 2023, Monét delivered a steamy Valentine’s Day duet with Bryson Tiller titled, “We Might Even Be Falling In Love (Duet)” via Spotify – an extension of the interlude she introduced fans to on JAGUAR. Monét began giving fans glimpses into what’s to come on her sophomore album, JAGUAR II – with new singles “Smoke” ft. Grammy winner Lucky Daye, “Party Girls” ft. Buju Banton, and “On My Mama” – which amassed 6.1 million streams in the first 3 weeks of its release. Victoria Monét is on track to experience the most exciting year of her career yet. With her first Los Angeles headlining show selling out in just one minute, and the release of JAGUAR II set to debut August 2023, Monét is preparing to solidify herself as a true household name.
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