Kelis announces new Uk dates

“Kelis is back with the ultimate weekend soundtrack” 5*- Glamour
“A genuinely innovative bearing that breaks new ground for pop” – NME

“A celebratory slice of dancefloor heaven” – Sunday Times Style

“Cosmic techno” Guardian

RELEASES NEW SINGLE 4TH OF JULY (FIREWORKS)

ON 4TH OF JULY  IN THE UK

ANNOUNCES NEW LONDON DATE

After a top five smash with Acapella, (“Her most thrilling tune since Milkshake” – NME) and highly-sought after club shows at The Coronet and G-A-Y, Kelis releases  4th Of July, the next killer single from her critically-acclaimed album Flesh Tone.

Following on from Acapella’s ode to life, motherhood and the Universe, 4th Of July continues the story (“Nothing I’ll ever say or do / will be as good as loving you”). As part of Kelis’ own rebirth as an electro-hop goddess, 4th Of July is produced by DJ Ammo and mixes an R&B soulfulness, techno-dappled electro breaks with a rip-roaring wobbly bass riff.

The video sees Kelis team up with Rankin and Nicole Ehrlich to co-direct another visual masterpiece. Shot in the scorching desert outside of Los Angeles, it promises to be a spectacular array of visual stimulation seeing Kelis play dynamically upon the 4 elements of the universe.

To help realise her futuristic vision for Flesh Tone, (her first album in nearly four years), Kelis worked with several influential producers, including David Guetta on Acapella, will.i.am (who describes her as “a best kept secret”) Free School, Boys Noize, Burns and Benny Benassi. Kelis will be bringing her new neon-daubed dance sound to the UK this summer, with sure-to-be-stellar performances at Glastonbury and The Big Chill as well as a new London date at Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

Kelis debuted in 1999 with Kaleidoscope, which featured the ubiquitous MTV/BET hit “Caught Out There.” The track entered the U.K. Singles Chart at No. 4 and Kelis went on to win a BRIT award (“International Breakthrough Act”), an NME award (“Best R&B/Soul Act”) and a Q award (“Best Music Video” for “Caught Out There”). Over the past 10 years, she has worked with a wide variety of artists, including The Neptunes, Andre 3000, Björk, Enrique Iglesias and Raphael Saadiq. Perhaps best-known for her GRAMMY-nominated, Top 5 smash “Milkshake” and the million-selling ringtone “Bossy,” the fashion icon is also a certified chef and a recent graduate of Le Cordon Bleu.

See Kelis at

Glastonbury  Worthy Farm, Somerset                              June 26

Big Chill        Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Herefordshire    August 7

London         O2 Shepherds Bush Empire                        October 1              0844 847 2000

Tickets for London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire will be available from Friday 28th May at 10am at Gigsandtours.com – http://www.gigsandtours.com/?a=kelis&site=kelis

‘4th Of July’ will be released on (you guessed it) the 4th of July as a digital bundle featuring a Calvin Harris remix of the single

Flesh Tone is out on now Interscope / will.i.am Music Group

http://www.iamkelis.com

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Please contact Chloe at chloe.melick@umusic.com or 0207 471 5729

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