The Welsh songstress Marina and the Diamonds has been an official Big Deal back in the UK for a while, but now it’s time for the rest of us to catch up.
Marina’s most recent album, Electra Heart, debuted at No. 1 in back in Britain – and her opening gig for Coldplay’s American tour and quirky-pop singles like “How to Be a Heartbreaker” have helped propel her to cult status Stateside.
But her upcoming Glee-ification could be exactly the thing that brings her a wider American audience. “Heartbreaker” will be getting the official Ryan Murphy stamp of approval on the upcoming March 14th episode of Glee (Lea Michele will be singing it, if you were wondering), and Marina will follow that up with her Lonely Hearts Club tour of America.
To celebrate, the singer has released an exclusive preview of the tour, and you can watch it exclusively here. (Sorry kids, Speedo’d dudes showering in slo-mo not included.)
The clip also serves as a preview of her upcoming Heartcore documentary, which will offer fans an inside look at Marina’s Electra Heart journey and the Lonely Hearts Club tour. Plus, conveniently, the clip also shows Marina taking the stage at the revered venue Emo’s in Austin – the very town where SXSW will go down next week. Synergy!
Check out Marina’s exclusive new ”How to Be a Heartbreaker” clip below:
To see all this go down in front of your very own eyes, catch Marina and the Diamonds – as well as opener Charlie XCX – on tour at the following dates:
May 2 Seattle, WA (The Showbox at the Market)
May 3 Vancouver, BC (Commodore Ballroom)
May 4 Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom)
May 6 San Francisco, CA (The Warfield)
May 7 Santa Ana, CA (Observatory)
May 9 Las Vegas, NV (The Pool @ Blvd Social Club) [Sorry, no Charli at this one]
May 10 San Diego, CA (House of Blues)
May 11 Los Angeles, CA (Nokia Theatre LA Live)
May 13 Salt Lake City, UT (Club Sound)
May 14 Denver, CO (The Gothic Theatre)
May 16 Kansas City, MO (Granada)
May 17 St Louis, MO (The Pageant)
May 19 Minneapolis, MN (The Varsity)
May 20 Chicago, IL (The Vic Theatre)
May 22 Detroit, MI (Saint Andrew’s Hall)
May 23 Toronto, ON (Sound Academy)
May 24 Montreal, QC (Corona Theatre)
May 28 Pittsburgh, PA (Mr. Smalls)
May 29 New York, NY (Central Park SummerStage @ Rumsey Playfield)