"Azealia Banks presents Mermaid Ball 2012 + special guests" is coming to the Henry Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Saturday, July 14. Tickets go on sale Thursday, June 28, 2012.
Earlier this month, the 21-year-old artist from Harlem made her hometown debut, bringing the sold-out, six-hour "Mermaid Ball" - complete with four opening acts, floating sea creatures, a mermaid costume contest, and scads of cotton candy and balloons - to New York City's Bowery Ballroom.
"Banks entered her ball as any semi-aquatic celebutante would: flanked on either side by her girls, and wearing nothing but seashells, jewels, some well-placed pasties and her milky, mischievous smile," said RollingStone. "Banks' penchant for foul-mouthed fun and sticky hooks are unstoppable: during her rising B-side 'Liquorice,' fans eagerly belted the harmonious bridge without her help."
The Interscope/Polydor recording artist topped NME's Cool List, ranked in the Top 3 of the BBC Sounds of 2012 poll and was the subject of two features in The New York Times - all before her debut EP, 1991, had even been released.
Banks is making plans to drop Fantasea, her upcoming mixtape, on July 11. Her full-length debut album is due out this fall.
Azealia Banks Official Website