Along with the film, Martinez will be dropping an accompanying album of the same name which soundtracks the movie.
On Wednesday, there will be a huge premiere of the film at New York’s AMC Empire 25 in Times Square. On that same night, there will be global screenings around the world for one-night-only, now with the expanded shows. You can see the full updated list of theaters showing K-12 here.
Martinez stars at Cry Baby in the film, who is both “strong and sensitive.” According to a press release, she is “sent off to a disturbing sleepaway school hidden underneath a grandiose facade”. It was also written and directed by Martinez and marks her directorial debut.
“My heart is incredibly full,” says Martinez, “To be able to show people what I’ve been working on these past few years, and to be given the opportunity to create a feature film and have full creative control over every aspect of this project is a huge blessing and I’m beyond grateful.”
You can see the full-length trailer for K-12 below.
The album drops Friday with preorders available here. You can check out the tracklist below. Wheels On The Bus
- Class Fight
- The Principal
- Show & Tell
- Nurse’s Office
- Drama Club
- Strawberry Shortcake
- Lunchbox Friends
- Orange Juice
- Teacher’s Pet
- High School Sweethearts
Martinez also just announced “The K-12 Tour” this fall with unique theatrical performances.
She will debut her tour in Washington, D.C. this October and travel the U.S. through mid-November with European dates to follow.
Support for the U.S. run will come from Lauren Ruth Ward with European support to be announced at a later date.
“It’s been a bit since I’ve been on tour and I’m incredibly excited to bring the movie to life on stage,” Martinez says. “I’m putting all of my energy into making it not only visually stunning and pleasing to the senses but also a fun learning experience and a safe place to express yourself and be accepted for exactly who you are.”
Martinez has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will benefit The Trevor Project and their work providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ youth.
You can grab tickets here and check out the full list of dates below.
Melanie Martinez “The K-12 Tour” dates:
10/13 – Washington, DC @ All Things Go Fall Classic *
10/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy
10/16 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues Orlando
10/18 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
10/19 – Richmond, VA @ The National
10/20 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
10/22 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
10/23 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
10/25 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
10/26 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
10/29 – New York, NY @ Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom
10/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
11/01 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre
11/02 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Ballroom
11/03 – Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/05 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
11/06 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
11/08 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
11/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
11/10 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues Anaheim
11/13 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
11/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort
11/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union
11/17 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
11/19 – Garden City, ID @ The Revolution Center
11/20 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
12/02 – Dublin, IR @ Olympia Theatre
12/04 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy Glasgow
12/05 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo Manchester
12/06 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK – Newcastle City Hall
12/08 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy Birmingham
12/09 – London, UK @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
12/11 – Portsmouth, UK @ Guildhall
12/12 – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy Leeds
12/16 – Amsterdam, NE @ Melkweg
12/17 – Hamburg, DE @ Docks
* FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE
10/15-11/20 w/ Special Guest Lauren Ruth Ward
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