Platinum-selling artist MIKA announces his fifth studio album, My Name Is Michael Holbrook

Platinum-selling artist MIKA announces his fifth studio album, My Name Is Michael Holbrook

Today, platinum-selling artist MIKA announces his fifth studio album, My Name Is Michael Holbrook and kicks off summer perfectly with the release of his brand new single “Ice Cream” out now.

“Ice Cream” is the first single from MIKA’s forthcoming album, My Name Is Michael Holbrook, to be released October 4. The track was written by MIKA and co-written/produced by Daniel Black, along with Mark Crew and Dan Priddy. Not straying from tradition, MIKA maintains his signature bright sound with this feel good anthem. The chorus is packed with stacks of perky vocal harmonies and melodies and uses descriptive lyrics and imagery to create the perfect pool side summer jam.

“Ice Cream was written on a day of extreme heat.” MIKA comments, “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 continues, “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 adds, “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.”

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MIKA also announces today a forthcoming European tour, kicking off November 10 in London with stops through Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy, and more.  He is also planning select U.S. shows this Fall. On sale information coming soon, see full European tour routing below.

With over 10 million records sold to date, MIKA has become a certified Gold and Platinum artist in 32 countries worldwide and has proven to be a true Renaissance Man displaying his many talents as a song writer, performer, fashion designer, illustrator, and columnist.

Mika’s musical success began with the release of his hit single, “Grace Kelly.” The single was featured on his debut album, Life In Cartoon Motion, which went straight to #1 in the UK and 11 other countries, going on to sell over 7 million copies worldwide. Since his debut he has released three other Platinum selling full length albums, The Boy Who Knew Too Much, The Origin of Love, and No Place In Heaven.  In addition, MIKA has not only won a Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act, but he has been nominated for Grammys, MTV Europe Music Awards, Capital Radio Awards and World Music Awards.  Additionally, his RA12 primetime variety show “Stasera Casa Mika” won the prestigious Rose D’or Award for Best Entertainment Series in 2017.  He has been a judge on France’s The Voice for six years and hosts his own BBC2 Radio show “The Art of Song”.

MIKA European Tour Dates


Nov 10            London, UK                             Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Nov 12            Barcelona, Spain                    Razzmatazz

Nov 13            Madrid, Spain                         La Riviera

Nov 15            Pau, France                            Zenith

Nov 16            Toulouse, France                    Zenith

Nov 18            Aix-en-Provence, France        L’Arena du Pays d'Aix

Nov 19            Saint-Étienne, France             Zenith

Nov 21            Geneva, Switzerland              SEG Geneva Arena

Nov 22            Zurich, Switzerland                 Komplex 457

Nov 24            Turin, Italy                               Pala Alpitour

Nov 26            Ancona, Italy                           Promenteo Palace

Nov 27            Roma, Italy                             Palalottomatica

Nov 29            Bologna, Italy                          Unipol Arena

Nov 30            Montichiari, Italy                      Palageorge

Dec 02            Livorno, Italy                           Modigliani Forum

Dec 03            Milan, Italy                              Mediolanum Forum

Dec 14            Brussels, Belgium                   Forest National

Dec 15            Lille, France                            Zenith

Dec 17            Dijon, France                          Le Zenith de Dijon

Dec 19            Floirac, Bordeaux, France      Arkea Arena

Dec 20            Nantes, France                       Zenith

Dec 22            Paris, France                          Accor Hotel Arena



Jan 24             Caen, France                          Zenith

Jan 25             Niort, France                           L’Acclameur

Jan 29             Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg   Rockhal

Jan 30             Montbéliard, France               L’Axone

Feb 01             Padova, Italy                           Kioene

Feb 02             Bolzano, Italy                          Palaonda

Feb 05             Napoli, Italy                             Palapartenope

Feb 07             Bari, Italy                                 Palaflorio

Feb 08             Reggio Calabria, Italy             Palacalafiore

Feb 13             Utrecht, Netherlands              TivoliVredenburg – Ronda

Feb 14             Strasbourg, France                 Zenith

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