Melanie Martinez at The Mercury Ballroom
America first met Melanie Martinez on the third season of The Voice, blowing away the competition and making it to the final round. Fast forward three years, and she has since released her own record. Come see why the nation voted Melanie Martinez to be a finalist on a popular TV show at the Mercury Ballroom on March 11, 2016.
Melanie's first album, Cry Baby, debuted at number 6 on the Billboard 200 in August. The album is a fleshed-out expression of her dark, hyper-sensitive take on the underbelly of American life. She takes on the persona of a cry baby, a term she was frequently called most of her life.
"This album was a way to really embrace a term that I thought was an insult for so long" Melanie says. "I've embraced it and taken on this character — the album is about half stuff that happened to me, and half whimsical fairytale."
At the beginning of writing the album, Melanie says that she was not a confident artist. Fighting battles and dealing with insecurity, Melanie Martinez was able to get through it by creating this 'cry baby' character. This character develops and matures over the course of the album, and by the end learns to be okay with being an emotional person.
Melanie has spent the past few months celebrating the release of her debut album, CRY BABY, on a hugely successful sold out North American headline tour. The shows earned rave reviews from The New York Times which noted that “Ms. Martinez’s voice — whispery, sardonic, tearful, furious — was joined by high-pitched singalongs, throughout verses and choruses,” while The Boston Globe calls Melanie “an anti-pop force to reckon with.”
Hailed as a stunning singer, performer, and visual presence, Martinez made her late night TV debut this past October with stellar performances of “Pity Party” and “Soap” on NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly; a return visit is set for Monday, December 14th (check local listings). Other high profile TV performances include an appearance on TBS’ Conan.
Melanie Martinez's style has been affectionately called an aesthetic pop as she decorates herself with colorful hair and makeup. Wondering just what that this combination of audio and visuals look like? Be sure to come to the Mercury Ballroom on March 11 and find out for yourself! With premium sound and an intimate club experience setting, the Mercury Ballroom will be the perfect home for a show you will not want to miss.
Tickets are $27.50 in advance. Showtime is 8:00 p.m. – Doors open at 7:00 p.mAll ages are welcome. Service charges not included on ticket prices. Tickets subject to price increases day of show. Tickets may be purchased at www.mercuryballroom.com or at The Louisville Palace Box Office, 625 South Fourth Street.
For more information call 800-745-3000 or visit mercuryballroom.com