GLOBAL POP SUPERSTAR MIKA
CONFIRMS TINY LOVE TINY TOUR
ACROSS NORTH AMERICA THIS FALL
NEW SINGLE “ICE CREAM” OUT NOW
FIRST STUDIO ALBUM IN FIVE YEARS,
MY NAME IS MICHAEL HOLBROOK,
SET FOR RELEASE OCTOBER 4
Critically acclaimed, platinum-selling, global pop star MIKA will make a long-awaited return to North America with the Tiny Love Tiny Tour this fall. The tour sets the stage for his highly anticipated new album, My Name Is Michael Holbrook, out October 4. The headline run kicks off with a show at New York City’s Brooklyn Steel September 13. He then heads to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Montreal, before jetting overseas for a massive European arena tour. Tickets are on sale now, see below for a complete itinerary.
MIKA recently debuted the first single “Ice Cream” from the new album, which Rolling Stone dubbed “Summer-Anthem Bait” and TIME calls “a sugar-sweet, carefree and upbeat summer bop.” The track has racked up 1.5 million cumulative streams and continues to receive rave reviews. Check out the vibrant music video HERE.
For his first full length in five years, MIKA explores his American heritage on My Name Is Michael Holbrook. While his tumultuous childhood began in Lebanon before fleeing to Paris and then London, he focuses the album on the roots he traces back to his father’s Savannah, Georgia upbringing. The work also paints a loving picture of his relationship with his mother, the woman who trained him, made his wardrobe for years on the road and most importantly taught him never to follow and always to express himself fearlessly. After writing in home studios in Miami and Tuscany over the course of two years, MIKA went to Brussels to record with producers Marc Crew and Dan Priddy.
“I hadn’t put out a record in four years. I didn’t know what to do when it came time to start the process and was honestly kind of at a loss,” MIKA says. “I felt a little disappointed by the commercial side of the industry. I didn’t want to make a record by numbers or by committee. I wanted to make an uncontaminated, homemade pop record.”
Born Michael Holbrook Penniman Jr. in 1983 as the third of five children, MIKA started vocal lessons at seven years old. Learning to play piano and write songs while showing otherworldly vocal range, MIKA quickly became a young virtuoso. MIKA’s musical success began with the release of his hit single, “Grace Kelly.” The single was featured on his debut album, Life In Cartoon Motion, which went straight to #1 in the UK and 11 other countries, going on to sell over 7 million copies worldwide. Since his debut he has released three other Platinum selling full length albums, The Boy Who Knew Too Much, The Origin of Love, and No Place In Heaven. In addition, MIKA has not only won a Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act, but he has also been nominated for Grammys, MTV Europe Music Awards, Capital Radio Awards and World Music Awards. Additionally, his RA12 primetime variety show “Stasera Casa Mika” won the prestigious Rose D’or Award for Best Entertainment Series in 2017. Furthermore, he has been a judge on France’s The Voice for six years and hosts his own BBC2 Radio show “The Art of Song.”
September 18 San Francisco, CA
November 18 Aix-en-Provence, France L’Arena du Pays d’Aix
November 19 Saint-Étienne, France
November 27 Roma, Italy
December 20 Nantes, France
January 30 Montbéliard, France
February 1 Padova, Italy
February 5 Napoli, Italy