MIKA announces new album, drops first single “Ice Cream”

Get excited, MIKA has returned, and he’s brought with him a whole bunch of announcements, including a new album and tour!

The singer announced his fifth studio album, My Name Is Michael Holbrook, which is due out later this year on Oct. 4. In addition to announcing his forthcoming LP, MIKA also shared a single just in time for summer called “Ice Cream.”

In a press release for the new single, MIKA shared:

“’Ice Cream’ was written on a day of extreme heat. It was the last few weeks of writing for the album; a writing period that lasted two years. Through the writing I had confronted personal, serious and at times painful issues, now I felt lighter and freer.”

He continued on by saying:

“It was August in Italy. I wanted to run away to the sea, or just about anywhere. I dreamt about summer flings with someone totally stunning and out of my reach, I dreamt about the other person I always wish I was during the summer. Instead, I was left with all the discomforts of summer heat. Sweat, work deadlines, bee stings, and all this with no AC.”
“The song is a daydream fantasy.” MIKA then added, “It shimmers like a mirage and makes me feel like anything is possible. Inspired by the irreverent attitude of the music of the 90s; George Michael among others. Dare to be the more proud version of yourself. Dare to be a sensual man, dare to express out loud the desires you always keep inside your head. That’s why and how I wrote it.”

Listen to MIKA’s new single, “Ice Cream” below!

“Ice Cream” is now available to stream and purchase on all major music services. You can get your copy of it here!

Additionally, MIKA also announced his European tour. The run kicks off November 10 in London, UK and it wraps up February 14 in Strasbourg, France.

Check out a full list of those cities and date below!
MIKA European Tour Dates 
2019
11/10 – London, UK @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
11/12 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz
11/13 – Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera
11/15 – Pau, France @ Zenith
11/16 – Toulouse, France @ Zenith
11/18 – Aix-en-Provence, France @ L’Arena du Pays d’Aix
11/19 – Saint-Étienne, France @ Zenith
11/21 – Geneva, Switzerland @ SEG Geneva Arena
11/22 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Komplex 457
11/24 – Turin, Italy @ Pala Alpitour
11/26 – Ancona, Italy @ Promenteo Palace
11/27 – Roma, Italy @ Palalottomatica
11/29 – Bologna, Italy @ Unipol Arena
11/30 – Montichiari, Italy @ Palageorge
12/02 – Livorno, Italy @ Modigliani Forum
12/ 03 – Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum
12/14 – Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National
12/15 – Lille, France @ Zenith
12/17 – Dijon, France @ Le Zenith de Dijon
12/19 – Floirac, Bordeaux, France @ Arkea Arena
12/20 – Nantes, France @ Zenith
12/22 – Paris, France @ Accor Hotel Arena
2020
01/24 – Caen, France @ Zenith
01/25 – Niort, France @ L’Acclameur
01/29 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal
01/30 – Montbéliard, France @ L’Axone
02/01 – Padova, Italy @ Kioene
02/02 – Bolzano, Italy @ Palaonda
02/05 – Napoli, Italy @ Palapartenope
02/07 – Bari, Italy @ Palaflorio
02/08 – Reggio Calabria, Italy @ Palacalafiore
02/13 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ TivoliVredenburg – Ronda
02/14 – Strasbourg, France @ Zenith