September 27, 2022

King Princess—the moniker of Brooklyn-raised vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Mikaela Straus—has announced the release date for her sophomore album: Hold On Baby is out July 29 via Zelig and Columbia. Straus produced her record with Mark Ronson, Ethan Gruska, Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, Dave Hamelin, Shawn Everett, and Tobias Jesso Jr. The LP also has contributions from Zach Fogarty, Amy Allen, and Fousheé. Find the album cover, as well as King Princess’ upcoming tour dates, below.

Hold On Baby will include the single “For My Friends,” as well as two new songs that get released on June 8: “Cursed,” and, “Too Bad.” In a statement, King Princess said, “I want this album to give you all some strength in accepting ourselves; as chaotic as we can be.” She continued, “It’s not easy being alive and I feel indebted to you all for providing me air to breathe in this insane world. That’s what King Princess has always been about at its core. Making a home for us to feel safe and weird and messy and imperfect. You are not alone in your feelings. I bet you I feel and have felt the same. This album is for anyone who needs a sanctuary to be vulnerable. I’m here with you, and I love you.”

King Princess released her debut, Cheap Queen, in October 2019. She wrote and produced the album in Los Angeles with Mike Malchicoff.

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King Princess: The Hold On Baby Tour

King Princess: The Hold On Baby Tour

King Princess:

07-05 Vancouver, British Columbia – Queen Elizabeth Theatre ^
07-06 Seattle, WA – Paramount ^
07-08 Forest Grove, OR – Grand Lodge ^
07-09 Boise, ID – Revolution ^
07-12 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom ^
07-13 Salt Lake City, UT – Union Event Center ^
07-15 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre ^
07-16 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre ^
07-18 San Diego, CA – SOMA ^
07-19 Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren ^
07-21 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Amphitheater ^
07-22 Houston, TX – House of Blues ^
07-23 Dallas, TX – House of Blues ^
07-25 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland ^
07-26 St. Louis, MO – The Factory at The District ^
07-28 Chicago, IL – House of Blues Chicago (Official Lollapalooza Aftershow)
07-29 Chicago, IL – Grant Park (Lollapalooza)
08-06 Las Vegas, NV – Allegiant Stadium $
09-20 Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater #
09-21 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre #
09-23 Orlando, FL – Amway Center #
09-24 Miami, FL – FTX Arena #
09-28 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore %
09-30 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore %
10-01 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion (All Things Go Music Festival)
10-03 New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall %
10-05 Boston, MA – Roadrunner %
10-06 Portland, ME – State Theatre %
10-08 Toronto, Ontario – History %
10-09 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore %
10-11 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE %
10-12 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre %
10-14 Madison, WI – The Sylvee %
10-15 Saint Paul, MN – Palace Theatre %
03-21 Auckland, New Zealand – Spark Arena #

^ with Dora Jar
$ with Red Hot Chili Peppers
# with Florence and the Machine
% with St. Panther

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