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Marina & The Diamonds To Release 'Shampaign' as Fifth UK Single, Launch U.S. Tour Next Month

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Marina & The Diamonds To Release 'Shampaign' as Fifth UK Single, Launch U.S. Tour Next Month

I'd heard rumblings about Marina & The Diamonds releasing a FIFTH single off The Family Jewels for some time now, in fact Greek radio station 88 FM Radio 1 has had "Shampaign" listed as a upcoming UK single for months now! Well, now it all seems official.  We have official single artwork (via The Prophet)! FINALLY! CONFIRMATION! "Shampaign" has always been one of the standouts on Marina & The Diamonds' criminally ignored (in the U.S.) debut album so it's nice to see it get some more exposure. Listen to the song below:



The single was written by Marina [Diamandis], Pascal Gabriel, and Liam Howe and produced by Gabriel, Howe and Richard Stannard. It's the follow up single to the Greg Kurstin-produced "Oh No!," which only managed to hit #36 on the UK singles chart. Not all that disappointing of a position if you consider first single "Mowgli's Road" and it's  #147 position but at the same time, "Hollywood" made it all the way to #12. You win some, you lose some, I guess.  The Family Jewels peaked at #5 on the UK Album Chart and #138 on the Billboard 200. Check her out as she makes her way to North America this fall. Unfortunately she's coming to Boston on September 1st...moving day for me. GRRRR! Oh well. Next time Marina. Next time.

Tour Dates:

9-1/Boston, MA/Paradise
9-2/New York, NY/Webster Hall
9-3/Philadelphia, PA/World Cafe Live
9-5/Asbury, NJ/The Wonder Bar
9-6/Washington, DC/930
9-8/Toronto, CA/Opera House
9-9/Chicago, IL/Lincoln Hall
9-10/Minneapolis, MN/Triple Rock
9-13/Seattle, WA/Crocodile
9-14/Portland, OR/Doug Fir
9-15/San Fransisco, CA/Independent
9-17/Los Angeles, CA/El Rey Theatre

Watch her super-fun video for "Oh No!" below.



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