If think you recognize the hauntingly beautiful vocals of Melanie Martinez, you might be right. The up-and-coming singer/songwriter was in the top 6 on Season 3 of The Voice. Now, Martinez is breaking out as a solo star, having just released her debut EP “Dollhouse” on May 20th. She has been dubbed the “American Lorde” by Newsday.
Martinez handles difficult topics, from families not being as they appear on the outside to breakups, through her talented lyricism and unique sound. In addition to her own material, Martinez has also covered “Too Close,” “Seven Nation Army” and “Toxic,” the latter two which have ranked top 5 in downloads on iTunes.
Martinez will kick off her US tour on June 4th in Philadelphia, PA. She will be stopping in Norfolk, VA at FM Backstage on June 5th for a show that is definitely worth checking out. If you aren’t local to Norfolk, the entire tour schedule is posted below, so check to see if Martinez is coming to a town near you.
If you haven’t already, be sure to download Martinez’ single “Dollhouse” from iTunes, and check out her full EP to hold you over while she works on her full album in the studio with collaborators such as Robopop and Grammy nominated Kinetics & One Love. While you’re at it, like her page on Facebook to get updates about more tour dates and her upcoming album.
4 Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe
5 Norfolk, VA - FM Backstage
7 Asheville, NC - The Lab
9 Nashville, TN - High Watt
10 Atlanta, GA - Vinyl
12 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
14 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
15 Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
16 Vienna, VA - Jammin’ Java
18 Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
19 Boston, MA - Middle East
21 Providence, RI - The Met
24 New York, NY - Marlin Room