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 13th in Washington, D.C. at the All Things Go Fall Classic and then travels North America through late November; European dates follow, beginning December 2nd at 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 9th at 10am (local) in North America/10am (GMT) in Europe.
“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 9th at 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-12 trailer is streaming now and has quickly received a stunning 2 million views in just 3 days of its premiere. See trailer below:
K-12 will 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 5th at the AMC Empire 25 in Times Square, with both premieres officially SOLD OUT within 24 hours. That same night will see K-12 shown as a one-night-only global event in theaters around the world. Presented by preeminent global theatrical distributor Abramorama, K-12 will play in 60+ theaters 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 13th at DC’s historic Union Market.