Fresh off his breakout set at Coachella, Stromae will perform on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight from 11:35PM/10:35CT. The appearance will mark the first time he performs “Carmen” on late night TV here in the US. Make sure to tune in for what’s bound to be another head-turning display from the global superstar, producer, and singer-songwriter.
Coachella turned out to be a landmark milestone for Stromae. Pulling out all the stops for the captive audience, Kanye West joined him on stage during a performance of their 2010 collaboration “Alors On Danse”—leading to one of the weekend’s most-talked about moments. Billboard described the set as “honest and emotive, effective and funny, confident and ambitious,” adding, “He’s a fully-fledged superstar in an up-and-comer’s body.” In addition to proclaiming him an “Artist to Watch,” Rolling Stone summed it up as “Best pop theatricality.”
Stromae recently teamed up with BuzzFeed to premiere his animated music video for “Carmen.” Amassing 7 Million views in a day, the video quickly went viral due to its sharp, smart message, literally setting the internet on fire with talk of the Tweetpocalypse. Watch “Carmen” here.
Stromae will return to North America this summer for a performance at Chicago's Lollapalooza Festival, and again for a massive fall headline tour along the east coast, culminating at the legendary Madison Square Garden on October 1st (full list of dates below).
Hailed by The New York Times as “one of the few contemporary musicians to directly evoke Europe’s ambient moroseness” with “an eclecticism that has earned him critical praise,” Stromae has received critical aclaim from the world’s most respected critics including The New Yorker, NPR, Billboard Magazine, Time Out Magazine, amongst many others. Since his last sold out North American tour Stromae has sold more than 3.5 million albums worldwide, with his breakout single “Papaoutai” approaching the 250-million mark on YouTube/VEVO, also reaching #1 on iTunes in 18 different countries.
Watch Stromae's incredible music videos for "Papaoutai," "Ta fête," "Tous les mêmes," "Formidable" and
"Alors On Danse."
07/31/08/02 - Osheaga Music & Arts Festival - Montreal, QC - TICKETS
08/02 - Lollapalooza Festival - Chicago, IL - TICKETS
09/12 - James L Knight Center - Miami, FL - TICKETS
09/14 - Buckhead Thaatre - Atlanta, GA - TICKETS
09/16 - Echostage - Washington, DC - TICKETS
09/17 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA - TICKETS
09/18 - House of Blue - Boston, MA - TICKETS
09/22 - Myth - St. Paul, MN - TICKETS
09/25 - Royal Oak Music Hall - Royal Oak, MI - TICKETS
09/26 - Echo Beach - Toronto, ON - TICKETS
09/29 - Centre Bell - Montreal, QC - TICKETS
10/01 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY - TICKETS
“Racine Carrée” is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Google+ and in all record stores nationwide.