Queens Of The Islands Tour Feat Anuhea And Etana At Wonder Ballroom

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Presale: Thurs 3/12 10am to 5pm
General on sale: Fri 3/13 @ 10am

Live this June! Hawaiian born singer/songwriter, Anuhea, and Jamaican breakthrough reggae artist, Etana are bringing their “Queens of the Islands” tour to Wonder Ballroom! Get your tix early with Thursday's presale! This show is all ages.

Combining the bubbling electronica of Robyn with the hipster synth pop of Annie and the hook-laden Euro-disco of September, former Idol contestant Tove Styrke is another product of the burgeoning Swedish female dance scene. Born in the university town of Umea, Vasterbotten in 1992, Styrke was inspired to pursue a performing career by her ballet instructor mother and her father, Anders Ostman, who scored a Swedish number one in the '70s. Encouraged by her piano teacher grandfather, she took up the instrument at a young age, and influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, andSimon & Garfunkel, became a vocalist in a traditional jazz band in her teens. After modeling for various publications including Glamour and Cosmopolitan, she entered the 2009 Swedish version of Pop Idol, where, thanks to impressive renditions of tracks by Michael Jackson, Katy Perry, and the Beatles, she finished third behind runner-up Calle Kristiansen and winner Erik Gronwall. Following the show, she signed a deal with Sony Records, and began working on her self-titled debut album with Patrik Berger, Lykke Li, and Shout Out Louds' Adam Olenius. Released in 2010, it spawned two hit singles, "Million Pieces" and "White Light Moment."

While Etana's vintage style of socially conscious reggae seems like a reaction to all the sex and violence in dancehall reggae, her journey back to roots music began as a reaction to the hedonistic side of R&B. Born in Kingston, Jamaica,Etana -- a Swahili name for "the strong one" --was still known as Shauna McKenzie and living in Florida when she left the nursing program she was attending at college to join the R&B group Gift. Signed to a major label, the band was shooting its first, big-budget video, but Etana was troubled by the lingerie outfits they were required to wear and walked away from the group with plans to return to her homeland to open an Internet café. Back in Jamaica, the call of music was too strong, and she soon joined Richie Spice's group as a backup singer. In 2007, she recorded the track "Wrong Address" with some other members of Spice's group and it quickly rose to number one on the Jamaican charts. The track landed on Etana's debut, the 2008 VP records release The Strong One, which also featured the hits "I Am Not Afraid" and "Roots." In 2011 she returned with the single "People Talk," along with the album Free Expressions. Recorded at Kingston's legendary Tuff Gong studios, her third album, Better Tomorrow, followed in 2013.
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