Multi-Platinum alt-pop phenomenon Melanie Martinez has announced the European leg of her blockbuster PORTALS Tour, coming to 3Arena on 17 November 2023
The PORTALS Tour – which will see Martinez exclusively performing as the otherworldly new creature rebirth of her alter ego “Cry Baby” – is currently playing to packed houses across North America, with sold-out dates continuing through mid-July. The tour also includes sold out shows in Mexico City and Guadalajara this October, as well as Live Out Festival in Monterrey.
The PORTALS Tour celebrates the recent arrival of Martinez’s blockbuster new album, PORTALS, available now in an expanded deluxe digital edition featuring three additional new tracks HERE. The album became Melanie’s highest charting debut on the Billboard 200 upon its release earlier this year, arriving at #2 with 142,000 equivalent album units earned in its first week – Martinez’s third consecutive Billboard 200 Top 10 album debut, and the biggest first week for any solo female artist in 2023 so far.
PORTALS further debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Current Alternative Albums,” “Current Pop Albums,” “Top Album Sales,” “Current Album Sales,” “Internet Albums,” “Digital Albums,” and “Top Alternative/Rock Albums” charts, along with a #2 debut on the “Top Vinyl Albums” chart. An instant global sensation, the album proved Martinez’s first #1 album debut in Australia, also landing at #1 in New Zealand, #2 in the UK, #3 in Canada and Ireland, and top 10 chart placements in Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, and Spain.
PORTALS includes the hit singles, “VOID” and “DEATH,” both of which made history as Martinez’s first original songs to debut on the Billboard “Hot 100.” “DEATH” is joined by a cinematic companion video – directed, conceived, and costume designed by Martinez herself – which trended #1 on YouTube’s Trending “Top Music Videos” chart and now boasts over 23M official views. The song was first teased with a series of eerie clips revealing the rebirth of Martinez’s character “Cry Baby,” quickly sparking a frenzy of theories and garnering over 115M views across all socials. The track and its compelling companion visual earned praise from the likes of Billboard, which raved, “The avant-garde pop auteur creates bold, expansive worlds with each project…While the dramatic five-minute track can be connected to her artistic reawakening, the kinetic drums and electronic elements will also make listeners feel reborn, too.”