Today, platinum-selling artist MIKA announces his fifth studio album, My Name Is Michael Holbrook, and kicks off summer perfectly with the release of his brand new single “Ice Cream” out now.
Listen to “Ice Cream” HERE via Republic Records / Casablanca Records.
“Ice Cream” is the first single from MIKA’s forthcoming album, My Name Is Michael Holbrook, to be releasedOctober 4.
“Ice Cream was written on a day of extreme heat.” MIKA comments, “It was the last few weeks of writing for the album; a writing period that lasted two years. Through the writing I had confronted personal, serious and at times painful issues, now I felt lighter and freer.”
He continues, “It was August in Italy. I wanted to run away to the sea, or just about anywhere. I dreamt about summer flings with someone totally stunning and out of my reach, I dreamt about the other person I always wish I was during the summer. Instead I was left with all the discomforts of summer heat. Sweat, work deadlines, bee stings, and all this with no AC.”
“The song is a daydream fantasy.” MIKA adds, “It shimmers like a mirage, and makes me feel like anything is possible. Inspired by the irreverent attitude of the music of the 90s; George Michael among others. Dare to be the more proud version of yourself. Dare to be a sensual man, dare to express out loud the desires you always keep inside your head. That’s why and how I wrote it.”
MIKA also announces today a forthcoming European tour, kicking off November 10 in London with stops through Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy, and more. He is also planning select U.S. shows this Fall. On sale information coming soon, see full European tour routing below.
With over 10 million records sold to date, MIKA has become a certified Gold and Platinum artist in 32 countries worldwide and has proven to be a true Renaissance Man displaying his many talents as a song writer, performer, fashion designer, illustrator, and columnist.
Mika’s musical success began with the release of his hit single, “Grace Kelly.” The single was featured on his debut album, Life In Cartoon Motion, which went straight to #1 in the UK and 11 other countries, going on to sell over 7 million copies worldwide. Since his debut he has released three other Platinum selling full length albums, The Boy Who Knew Too Much, The Origin of Love, and No Place In Heaven. In addition, MIKA has not only won a Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act, but he has been nominated for Grammys, MTV Europe Music Awards, Capital Radio Awards and World Music Awards. Additionally, his RA12 primetime variety show “Stasera Casa Mika” won the prestigious Rose D’or Award for Best Entertainment Series in 2017. He has been a judge on France’s The Voice for six years and hosts his own BBC2 Radio show “The Art of Song”.
MIKA European Tour Dates
Nov 10 London, UK Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Nov 12 Barcelona, Spain Razzmatazz
Nov 13 Madrid, Spain La Riviera
Nov 15 Pau, France
Nov 16 Toulouse, France Zenith
Nov 18 Aix-en-Provence, France L’Arena du Pays d'Aix
Nov 19 Saint-Étienne, France Zenith
Nov 21 Geneva, Switzerland SEG Geneva Arena
Nov 22 Zurich, Switzerland Komplex 457
Nov 24 Turin, Italy
Nov 26 Ancona, Italy
Nov 27 Roma, Italy
Nov 29 Bologna, Italy Unipol Arena
Nov 30 Montichiari, Italy Palageorge
Dec 02 Livorno, Italy
Dec 03 Milan, Italy
Dec 14 Brussels, Belgium Forest National
Dec 15 Lille, France
Dec 17 Dijon, France
Dec 19 Floirac, Bordeaux, France Arkea Arena
Dec 20 Nantes, France Zenith
Dec 22 Paris, France
Jan 24 Caen, France
Jan 25 Niort, France
Jan 29 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg Rockhal
Jan 30 Montbéliard, France L’Axone
Feb 01 Padova, Italy
Feb 02 Bolzano, Italy Palaonda
Feb 05 Napoli, Italy
Feb 07 Bari, Italy
Feb 08 Reggio Calabria, Italy Palacalafiore
Feb 13 Utrecht, Netherlands TivoliVredenburg – Ronda
Feb 14 Strasbourg, France Zenith
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