Global pop superstar MIKA releases a new video, “Dear Jealousy” today. Watch HERE. The video follows the release of his critically acclaimed fifth studio album My Name Is Michael Holbrook. Listen HERE.

“This album has been a rich and intense journey. Inspired by life in all its glory and all its dark challenges. It’s also inspired by love. Starting with an idea that was born in a cemetery in Savannah Georgia and ending the writing in a 650 yr old farm house in Italy. My intention was to write about life as it happened. A sort of album made in ‘real time,’” MIKA says. “It’s an explosion of joy, colour and emotion even though it was born in one of the most challenging periods for my family and I. Writing and recording this album was a form of medicine for me and my family. It is so deeply personal but also universal. I have come to realize that the only thing that matters in life are the people we love and the stories we tell. This album is dedicated to those people I love and to the notion that although we all hopefully grow with age, we should do so without losing our colors, our warmth or whimsy. I hope my “Tiny Love” stories somehow touch you or transport you, even just for an instant.”

MIKA is fresh off the heels of a sold-out tour across North America, including stops at Brooklyn Steel in New York City and The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. A European run of arenas and stadiums kicks off next month, with more North American dates to be announced.

For his first full length in five years, MIKA explores his American heritage. While his tumultuous childhood began in Lebanon before fleeing to Paris and then London, he focuses the album on the roots he traces back to his father’s Savannah, Georgia upbringing. The work also paints a loving picture of his relationship with his mother, the woman who trained him, made his wardrobe for years on the road and most importantly taught him never to follow and always to express himself fearlessly. After writing in home studios in Miami and Tuscany over the course of two years, MIKA went to Brussels to record with producers Marc Crew and Dan Priddy.


November 10                                             London, UK                           Shepherd’s Bush Empire

November 12                                        Barcelona, Spain                                             Razzmatazz

November 13                                           Madrid, Spain                                                 La Riviera

November 15                                             Pau, France                                                          Zenith

November 16                                         Toulouse, France                                                     Zenith

November 18                                  Aix-en-Provence, France                     L’Arena du Pays d’Aix

November 19                                    Saint-Étienne, France                                                   Zenith

November 21                                     Geneva, Switzerland                              SEG Geneva Arena

November 22                                      Zurich, Switzerland                                        Komplex 457

November 24                                             Turin, Italy                                               Pala Alpitour

November 26                                           Ancona, Italy                                       Promenteo Palace

November 27                                           Roma, Italy                                             Palalottomatica

November 29                                          Bologna, Italy                                             Unipol Arena

November 30                                        Montichiari, Italy                                              Palageorge

December 2                                              Livorno, Italy                                     Modigliani Forum

December 03                                              Milan, Italy                                    Mediolanum Forum

December 14                                       Brussels, Belgium                                       Forest National

December 15                                            Lille, France                                                          Zenith

December 17                                           Dijon, France                                     Le Zenith de Dijon

December 19                                 Floirac, Bordeaux, France                                     Arkea Arena

December 20                                          Nantes, France                                                        Zenith

December 22                                             Paris, France                                    Accor Hotel Arena

January 24                                                 Caen, France                                                        Zenith

January 25                                                 Niort, France                                             L’Acclameur

January 29                                  Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg                                        Rockhal

January 30                                           Montbéliard, France                                              L’Axone

February 1                                                 Padova, Italy                                                       Kioene

February 2                                                Bolzano, Italy                                                   Palaonda

February 5                                                  Napoli, Italy                                            Palapartenope

February 7                                                   Bari, Italy                                                      Palaflorio

February 8                                         Reggio Calabria, Italy                                       Palacalafiore

February 13                                         Utrecht, Netherlands                 TivoliVredenburg – Ronda

February 14                                          Strasbourg, France                                                    Zenith

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