Pop/Indie/Alternative singer and songwriter Melanie Martinez is bringing her popular ‘Cry Baby’ Tour to Richmond’s historic National theater (708 E. Broad Street) on September 21, 2016. Melanie Martinez’s distinctive sound, creative songwriting and viral videos have garnered her a firm spot at the top of the charts as well as created a dedicated following.
Martinez’s debut album “Cry Baby” is a collection of co-written pop/alternative songs that tell a story of a fantasy version of Martinez growing up. The album features themes of childhood and adult life in songs such as “Carousel,” “Cry Baby,” “Soap,” “Sippy Cup,” “Milk and Cookies,” “Pacify her” and “Mad Hatter” as well as a remake of Lesley Gore’s 1965 tune “It’s My Party.”
Released in 2015, “Cry Baby” debuted at number five on the Top Albums Chart, at number six on the Billboard 200 and at number one on the Billboard Current Alternative Album Chart. “Carousel” was used as the soundtrack for a trailer for FX’s “American Horror Story: Freakshow.” There is an illustrated story book to go along with the album. The book is written by Martinez and illustrated by Chloe Tersigni.
Singer/songwriter Melanie Martinez appeared on season three of “The Voice,” becoming a member of Team Adam Levine, but she was eliminated around the fifth week of the show. She began working on independent material, which inevitably led to “Dollhouse.” As of July 2016, the video for “Dollhouse” has more than 58 million views. “Dollhouse” was also listed on the iTunes Alternative Song Charts for more than a year since being released in 2014.
Please visit Melaniemartinezmusic.com for more information, merchandise purchasing and Cry Baby tour dates.
About The National
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The National features stunning Renaissance Revival architecture. It was built in 1928 and hosted vaudeville-type shows as well as motion pictures. It became a cinema in 1968, and then closed in 1983. RIC Capital Ventures eventually restored the building, and it reopened in 2008 as a performing arts and concert venue. Visit thenationalva.com for more information on The National.
Tickets for Melanie Martinez at The National are $27.50, and they are $30.50 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30. For tickets to Melanie Martinez, or other acts playing at The National, please visit the venue box office or www.thenationalva.com.