Janelle Monáe @ Coachella 2013 (more by Wei Shi)

Hyper-talented R&B weirdo Janelle Monáe is prepping her second studio album, titled The Electric Lady, for release this coming fall via Bad Boy Records. 2010's The ArchAndroid remains on constant rotation for me, and her new single "Q.U.E.E.N." featuring Erykah Badu doesn't disappoint either. Monáe only has a couple of upcoming shows, and both are collaborations with symphony orchestras. One of the two is a performance with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on May 20 at the Symphony Center. Advance tickets for what should be awesome are on sale now.

All known Janelle Monáe tour dates and a stream of her new single are below...

Janelle Monáe - "Q.U.E.E.N." (feat. Erykah Badu)

Janelle Monáe -- 2013 Tour Dates
May 16 San Francisco Symphony - San Francisco, CA
May 20 Chicago Symphony - Chicago, IL