Melanie Martinez brings her larger-than-life bedroom pop to Tampa this summer

Tickets for her "K-12" tour go on sale this Thursday.

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Melanie Martinez play Austin City Limits at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas on October 8, 2016. - Tracy May
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Melanie Martinez play Austin City Limits at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas on October 8, 2016.

Melanie Martinez is known for her baby doll demeanor just as much as she’s applauded for her powerful bedroom-pop songs and and moody lyrics. Sticking to the same child-like persona that she's trumpeted since 2012, Martinez brings her aptly-named “K-12” tour to Tampa’s Yuengling Center on July 2. 

This upcoming tour is set to be the most adventurous and complex stage production of her eight-year career as a pop star and is in promotion of her upcoming EP After School, which drops this spring. Martinez’s “K-12” tour is also special because the singer is teaming up with Plus 1 (stylized "PLUS1"), an organization that puts popular musicians at the forefront of social change, and the Trevor Project, a nonprofit that supports crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ youth. 

Get a taste of Martinez’s newest group of songs by listening to her latest single,  "Copy Cat” feat. Philly-based rapper Tierra Whack, which was released earlier today. 

Martinez bounced back quickly after sexual assault allegations against her in 2017, completely denying all charges of rape and sexual coercion from her friend and fellow musician, Timothy Heller. 

Tickets—which start at $36.75—for Martinez’s July 2 gig go on sale this Thurs., Feb. 13 at 10 a.m., via

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Kyla Fields

Kyla Fields is the Managing Editor of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay who started their journey at CL as summer 2019 intern. They are the proud owner of a charming, sausage-shaped, four-year-old rescue mutt named Piña.
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