Dragonette (Photo by Shervin Lainez)
Electro-pop powerhouse artist Dragonette, aka songwriter/producer Martina Sorbara, has announced a run of select spring USA and Canadian tour dates in support of her acclaimed new full-length album Twennies — out now via BMG.
The run of performances hit the Northeast and West Coast, including a date at Union State in DC on Thursday, March 23.
Martina’s enthusiasm for getting back out on the road, after a sold-out, hometown performance in Toronto around the LP release, is palpable, with her declaring, “Guys! It’s been so long since I played a show in YOUR TOWN! I can’t tell you how excited I am to announce that I will be playing some live shows in a city near you in support of my new album TWENNIES. We worked so hard on this show and I can’t wait to play for you live again. See you soon!”
On Twennies, Sorbara chose to work with one creative partner for the entire project—the Los Angeles-based producer Dan Farber (Dizzee Rascal, Lizzo). The two artists spent several weeks together holed up in Sorbara’s Toronto studio, where they wrote the majority of the record. “I’ve never concentrated on working on an album like that; just living and breathing this one thing,” she said.
Twennies marks a full-circle moment for Sorbara. “It’s a true hybrid of my original influences as a child and what I’ve learned along the way. It feels so representative of my musical journey.” She said, “It’s my favorite thing I’ve ever done. I’m so proud of it.”
Watch the official music video for “Twennies” by Dragonette on YouTube:
With a career spanning over 15 years, Dragonette has scored numerous global hits including “Pick Up the Phone,” “Let it Go,” “Tokyo Nights” with Digital Farm Animals and Shaun Frank, “Outlines” with Mike Mago, “Slow Song” with The Knocks, and the chart-topping “Hello” with Martin Solveig, which garnered a JUNO Award win for Dance Recording of the Year and returned to the Billboard Dance Charts just last year. Collaborating with the world’s biggest DJs including Martin Garrix, Basement Jaxx, Kaskade, Galantis, and more, Dragonette’s musical diversity knows no bounds, and as a songwriter her credits include Keith Urban, Cyndi Lauper, Pretty Sister, and Carly Rae Jepsen, among others.
Creative versatility shines across Dragonette’s four acclaimed studio albums, including Galore (2007), which earned Dragonette a JUNO nomination for Breakthrough Group of the Year, the JUNO-nominated Fixin To Thrill (2009), the JUNO-nominated Bodyparts (2012), and 2016’s Royal Blues. With global headlining credits too numerous to list, Dragonette has also supported the likes of Duran Duran, New Order, Ke$ha, and Miike Snow, and amassed major festival credits, playing to thousands of fans at Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Glastonbury, and Lollapalooza.
Thursday, March 23
Doors @ 7pm