Janelle Monáe Kicking Off Her Free, Secret National Tour in Philadelphia

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Electric lady Janelle Monáe and her Wondaland posse will be hitting up Philadelphia at a secret venue on Wednesday, August 12th for “The Eephus Tour.” Similar to Prince’s spontaneous pop-up concerts, you can see Monáe and the Wondaland lineup at no cost—but you have to sign up online to find out location details. You can RSVP here to get details when they’re released—and you should; the lady puts on one hell of a show. Artists accompanying Monáe will include St. Beauty, Roman GianArthur, Deep Cotton, and Jidenna.

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QUICKIE: Watch Janelle Monae’s Guest Stars on Sesame Street

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Billboard has some behind-the-scenes footage of LGBT ally Janelle Monae’s recent romp down Sesame Street, where she danced and sang an original song with Bert, Cookie, Big Bird and the rest of the gang.

The song she contributed is “Power of Yet,” which she describes as a musical version of the old adage, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” “I’m here because I am teaching everybody on Sesame Street the importance and the power of ‘yet,'” she says. “Never, ever, ever give up because there’s so much power in ‘yet.'” Aw.

Check out Billboard’s video below.

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