The ‘Dedicated’ Carly Rae Jepsen will perform at House of Blues Cleveland in July

Feel like catching a concert in a few months?

Well, call me. Maybe.

Apologies for that intro, but it felt like the obligatory way to ease into the fact that pop singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen — best known for 2011 hit “Call Me Maybe” — has announced a show July 14 at House of Blues Cleveland.

The Canadian recording artist will be on the road in support of the album “Dedicated,” set for release May 17.

Here’s some more background on Jepsen from a news release provided by the folks from House of Blues:

Jepsen’s 2015 album “E*MO*TION” earned a host of rave reviews with several outlets – including TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Pitchfork, People, Stereogum, Vulture, Complex, and Noisey- declaring it the pop album of 2015. The set featured the platinum selling single “I Really Like You.” One year later, Jepsen released “E*MO*TION Side B” as a gift to her fans and saw it immediately rise to the iTunes Top 10. “E*MO*TION” followed the release of Jepsen’s U.S. debut album, “Kiss,” featuring the blockbuster break-out hit “Call Me Maybe,” which climbed to #1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries, has sold over 20 million singles worldwide and is certified Diamond in the United States. It earned Jepsen 2012 Grammy nominations for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year. Jepsen released “Now That I Found You” and “No Drug Like Me” in February; both songs will be featured on Dedicated.

Carly Rae Jepsen performs on day three at Lollapalooza in Grant Park on Aug 4, 2018 in Chicago. (Associated Press photos)

I admit I have a fondness for “Call Me Maybe,” albeit partially because of how some YouTuber merged it from the episode of “Downton Abbey” where the telephone was introduced into the world of the Crawleys. Makes me laugh every time.

Get your tickets when they go on sale April 5. The presale — for fans who preorder the album — already has begun, and you can get more info here.


Mark Meszoros is really looking forward to this fall’s “Downton Abbey” movie. Follow him on Twitter @MarkMeszoros.

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