Bruno Mars & Janelle Monae ‘Hooligans in Wondaland’ tour dates have been announced! Ticket bundle presales begin on Thursday 2/17 and public on-sale starts Saturday 2/26. Check out when Jane and Bruno will be stopping in your town below!
‘HOOLIGANS IN WONDALAND’ TOUR DATES
5/4 – Roseland Ballroom – New York, NY*
5/7 – Agganis Arena – Boston, MA*
5/8 – Susquehanna Bank Ctr. – Camden, NJ*
5/10 – Fox Theatre – Atlanta, GA*
5/11 – Fillmore Miami Beach – Miami Beach, FL*
5/17 – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prarie – Grand Prarie, TX*
5/18 – Reliant Arena – Houston, TX*
5/20 – Jubliee CityFest – Montgomery, AL*
5/22 – Caesars Windsor – Windsor, ON*
5/24 – Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI*
5/25 – Roy Wilkins Auditorium – St. Paul, MN*
5/27 – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL*
5/28 – Uptown Theatre – Kansas City, MO**
5/29 – 1st Bank Center – Broomfield, CO**
5/30 – McKay Events Center – Oren, UT**
6/2 – WAMU Theater @ Qwest Field – Seattle, WA**
6/3 – Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC**
6/4 – Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR**
6/7 – Grand Sierra Resort & Casino – Reno, NV**
6/8 – Bill Graham Civic Auditiorium – San Francisco, CA**
6/10 – Spotlight 29 Casino – Coachella, CA**
6/11 – San Diego County Fair – Del Mar, CA**
6/12 – Gibson Amphitheatre – Universal City, CA**
6/15 – Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ**
*Dates featuring Plan B
**Dates featuring Mayer Hawthorne
@lyrikLondon: I love @JanelleMonae .. i live my dreams of being an recording artist thru… She is the real deal!!!
@ geniusweenus #ArchAndroid from #JanelleMonae should not only be an ‘Emotion Picture’ it should McDefinitely be a Broadway too.
@lordrico I JUST THREW MY COMPUTER OUT THE WINDOW!!!! TIGHTROPE REMIX!!!
@Owens @JanelleMonae The ArchAndroid is the album of 2010. Period!
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!
Music scored and composed by Wondaland’s own, Roman Gianarthur, and performed by the Wondaland ArchOrchestra.
….Just wanted to take a second to congratulate on of our Wondaland family members. Our brother Scar Smith (www.myspace.com/scarthestar) wrote John Legend’s next single Everybody Knows off of his new album Evolver. Please support by picking up the album (or downloading the song off of iTunes)… Way to go cuzzo!
WE DREAM A WORLD
Today is a day…it’s a big day for me…and my mom and my brother…and my other brother and two beautiful sisters. My heart is wide open and it’s beating loud and shining hot and I’m thankful. I can feel everything today and I’ve gotta remember to stay present because today he speaks to me louder than any other…even though we know…we always know…that he is always here… in all ways.
It goes without saying that we miss you, Daddy. Learning to fill the hole to get back to whole has been a process for me and the other one’s you made. Today marks the 7th year since the day you passed from this place to your next existence and I think you’d be proud to know that your kids are thriving. Everyone knows that I and my big lil bro, Kellis Jr., are building dreams at Wondaland. And you know that our lil big bro, Kai, is writing about music as it relates to society just like you did (remember Jazz: the Laws the Slaves Made?). One day soon Kai will scoot under Chuck Lightning’s wing and help us realize this blog as it is truly intended…and boy is it a whole lot bigger than what you see here (if Wondaland is gonna do a blog, we gonna do it! It’s coming soon). Lil big sis, Shilla, hasn’t found her place yet, but she’s twerking it out at Harvard doing her MBA and about to start her JD…yup, she’s gonna doo doo ‘em both at the same time (boy she crazy…crazy smart…just like you). And big big sis, Kimberly, is still the mother to us all…plus two more little ones that are just like you…and she remains the tie that binds.
I can hear you talking to me now…I hear you loud loud loud…you’re saying don’t settle down, rise up. You’re saying destiny is winking at you, so nod back… (Jane says, live your life). You’re saying dream a world, and the world is…you’re saying listen more, talk less…you’re saying see the ball, hit the ball…the Yankees will win the World Series in 2008 (You already know!). You’re saying God is Love, Daddy is Love and (don’t worry, Bam Bam) Love is Infinite. I hear you.
Daddy, you would love Wondaland. You had an imagination proclamation long before the Dalai Lightning let us see it. We always say that he reminds us of you. And can you believe Jane’s birthday is the same as Mother Novella’s (the angel that still walks on Earth)? There are no coincidences. Cakes and I wouldn’t be with Control Z, Stanklin, Yahyah, Jane, Mitchow, Lightning and Rico Lo Lo Lo Lo Low if it weren’t your way.
Wondalove. One Love. One. So today is big. And still it’s just another day. But, do you know how much we doo doo, dream dream, make make, grow grow in just one of these little days? Today is big…it’s big.
Next week we can talk about three new bands in Atlanta that are blowing my mind…if you want a preview check One Hand Loves the Other, Chopper, and the Long Shadows. Also want to talk about Locker Posters (coming to a school near you) and Metropolis candy (how sweet it is). But today my dreams look like this… I’ve got the world on a string sitting on a rainbow, got the string around my finger…what a world. Dreaming big big, thanks Daddy Kellis.
Birds flying high, you know how I feel. Sun in the sky, you know how I feel. Breeze drifting on by, you know how I feel. Reeds driftin’ on by, you know how I feel. It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me. And I’m feeling good- Michael Bublé I love Michael Bublé & this song. I am not ashamed to say it. That is, at least, until one day I was singing it around Bam Bam and she stated that she loved the Nina Simone version. So I decided to take a listen. Now, anyone that knows me, knows that I am a great Michael Bublé fan. I ride for my man in most of his musical endeavors but there is no way that he comes remotely close to what I heard when I listened to Nina. It was as if she was harnessing the power of her ancestors to bring forth this soulful & amazing sound. Mike you lose this one hands down.
Listening to the song had another fantastic affect on me. It reminded me that there is so much music out there that I have yet to listen to and experience. I haven’t begun to touch all of Nina’s work or a Stevie or a Nirvana for that matter. It also reminded me of how blessed I am to be a part of the creation of fantastic music such is being created by the likes of Janelle Monáe and Deep Cotton. The sound that is being developed with each project is just exquisite. The places it takes me and will take you is incredible. I can say that every time that I think of that fact I feel like I get a brighter perspective on life. I can look forward to tomorrow with an even greater sense of excitement, anticipation and purpose.
So anytime you feel yourself getting down, upset a bit or simply have a free moment. Pause, and think: “I have the first suite of Metropolis and there are still 3 more that will be released. And Deep Cotton has yet to release their album. Thanks God for music.” Now isn’t it a wondaful day. -Wolfmaster Stank
What’s up Wondaworld? This is probably your first introduction to me, Delvin Franklin aka Wolfmaster Stanklin aka the Experience Architect aka Smakous Blackous – although a little unwanted (thanks Chuck Lightning). We have ingrained a few principles here at Wondaland such as Excellence, Truth & Beauty and especially Innovation. Innovation in the light of an Apple or Google. For instance, Google created a free meals program for its employees in which it boasts 15 cafeterias, each with its own theme and menu. The options range from regional American cuisine to tapas to dishes emphasizing locally grown ingredients. Taking this cue from Google, we created Wondalunch. Everyday we cook a huge Spanish style lunch in which all of your favorite Wondalanders such as Janelle Monáe, Lord Disassembler, Deep Cotton & Bam Bam gather to eat, discuss our world and ways that we can further inspire people. Its a fantastic idea that we truly enjoy because of the opportunities it provides us to catch up with each other in our busy world. It also prevents us from the daily panic of “what am I gonna do for lunch” – which takes us away from our inspiration work. So the next time you see Janelle Monáe and wonder how in the world does she do that hyper cybertronic lightspeed move or you see Deep Cotton electric shaking and destroying microphones you will know that all of that energy is fueled by the delicious Wondalaunch.