SOURCE: Elektra Records

April 02, 2012 14:00 ET

Marina And The Diamonds Unveils North American "Lonely Hearts Club" Headline Tour; Dates Herald New Album, "ELECTRA HEART"; Acclaimed UK Pop Sensation to Accompany Coldplay on Hugely Anticipated Summer World Tour; New Single, "Primadonna," Available Now at iTunes; "ELECTRA HEART" Arrives in America on July 17th

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 2, 2012) - Elektra recording artist Marina And The Diamonds has announced details of her upcoming North American "Lonely Hearts Club" headline tour. The dates -- which herald the July 17th release of her massively anticipated second album, "ELECTRA HEART" -- get underway July 10th at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles and then continue through mid-August (see below). For complete details and ticket information, please visit

The headline dates will come in tandem with Marina And The Diamonds' already announced role as main support on Coldplay's eagerly awaited world tour. In addition to an array of European stadium shows, Marina will serve as support on a number of upcoming North American arena dates, including two night stands in Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, and East Rutherford, New Jersey.

"ELECTRA HEART" is preceded by the stunning new single, "Primadonna," which is available now at iTunes. A companion video -- directed by acclaimed Danish photographer/filmmaker Casper Balsev, who previously helmed the video for Marina's 2011 single, "Radioactive" -- is streaming now at the official Marina And The Diamonds YouTube channel, located at The clip, which debuted just two weeks ago, is already proving a popular sensation with total views over 1 million.

"Primadonna" is currently exploding in the UK, where it has begun ascending the airplay rankings at the all-important BBC Radio 1. The track also became a top 5 trending topic on Twitter worldwide upon its initial arrival last month.

"ELECTRA HEART," which was written and recorded in London and Los Angeles, sees Marina collaborating with a handpicked group of top songwriters and producers, including such studio superstars as Dr. Luke (Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj), Rick Nowels (Cee Lo Green, Lykke Li), Liam Howe (Adele, Lana Del Rey), Greg Kurstin (The Shins, Kelly Clarkson) and Diplo (Beyoncé, M.I.A.). Songs like "Lies" and "Starring Role" sees Marina truly reaching her full potential as an outstanding songwriting talent and dazzling pop performer, an uncompromising spirit who singlehandedly fashions the ideas for her artwork, videos, website content, and striking live performances.

The album follows Marina And The Diamonds' extraordinary debut album, "THE FAMILY JEWELS," which made an remarkable #2 entry onto Billboard's "Top New Artist Albums" chart upon its 2009 release. The album also received ecstatic coverage in a wide array of US media outlets, including Vogue, Interview, Fader, Teen Vogue, Spin, Nylon, Elle, Marie Claire, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, and innumerable others. Marina followed the album's release with nearly non-stop international touring, with countless festival performances and headline tours to her credit. In addition to reams of positive press attention, Marina was among the big winners at the 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards, taking home the prestigious "Best UK & Ireland Act," while also scoring a nomination as "Best European Act."

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* Special Guests w/Coldplay
10 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre
11 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
13 Portland, OR Aladdin Theatre
14 Seattle, WA The Showbox @ The Market
15 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
18 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
21 Chicago, IL Park West
23 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre *
24 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre *
26 Montreal, QC Bell Centre *
27 Montreal, QC Bell Centre *
29 Boston, MA TD Garden *
30 Boston, MA TD Garden *
1 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills *
3 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center *
4 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center *
7 Chicago, IL United Center *
8 Chicago, IL United Center *
10 Minneapolis, MN Xcel Energy Center *
11 Minneapolis, MN Xcel Energy Center *
14 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
16 New York, NY Webster Hall
17 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts

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