MIKA Releases New Single, ‘Ice Cream’, New Album Due In October

The singer has also announced an extesnive European tour for across the winter.

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Mika Ice Cream

MIKA kicks off the summer with the release of his brand new single, ‘Ice Cream’, which is out now on Republic Records/Casablanca Records. It’s the first single from MIKA’s forthcoming album, My Name Is Michael Holbrook, which is scheduled for released on 4 October. You can check ‘Ice Cream’ out below.

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“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.”

“[‘Ice Cream’] 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.”

Aside from ‘Ice Cream’, MIKA has also detailed a forthcoming European tour, kicking off on 12 November in London with stops through Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy, and more.  He is also planning select U.S. shows this Fall. You can see the full European tour itinerary 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.

MIKA plays the following European shows in 2019:

Nov 12: London, UK, Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Nov 12: Barcelona, Spain, Razzmatazz
Nov 13 : Madrid, Spain, La Riviera
Nov 15 : Pau, France, Zenith
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, Pala Alpitour
Nov 26 : Ancona, Italy, Promenteo Palace
Nov 27 : Roma, Italy, Palalottomatica
Nov 29 : Bologna, Italy, Unipol Arena
Nov 30 : Montichiari, Italy, Palageorge
Dec 02 : Livorno, Italy, Modigliani Forum
Dec 03 : Milan, Italy, Mediolanum Forum
Dec 14 : Brussels, Belgium, Forest National
Dec 15 : Lille, France, Zenith
Dec 17 : Dijon, France, Le Zenith de Dijon
Dec 19 : Floirac, Bordeaux, France, Arkea Arena
Dec 20 : Nantes, France, Zenith
Dec 22 : Paris, France, Accor Hotel Arena

Jan 24: Caen, France, Zenith
Jan 25: Niort, France, L’Acclameur
Jan 27: Paris, France, Accor Hotel Arena
Jan 29: Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, Rockhal
Jan 30: Montbéliard, France, L’Axone
Feb 01: Padova, Italy, Kioene
Feb 02 : Bolzano, Italy, Palaonda
Feb 05 : Napoli, Italy, Palapartenope
Feb 07 : Bari, Italy, Palaflorio
Feb 08 : Reggio Calabria, Italy, Palacalafiore
Feb 10: Milan, Italy, Mediolanum Forum
Feb 13 : Utrecht, Netherlands, TivoliVredenburg – Ronda
Feb 14 : Strasbourg, France, Zenith

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