With his hit single “F— You,” [artist id=”1163841″]Cee-Lo[/artist]’s solo musical comeback has already started off on a great note. And the singer has responded to the positive buzz by moving up the release date of his first solo album in over six years, The Lady Killer. On Wednesday (September 22), the singer announced the album will hit shelves on November 9, weeks before its original December release, and will also celebrate the release with a solo concert in New York on October 7.
Fans will be able to purchase The Lady Killer in various editions with extras including an exclusive, screen-printed poster, a T-shirt and a 7-inch vinyl single of the album’s soulful first single, “Georgia.” Also, all preorders of the album will come with an instant, free MP3 download of “F— You.”
Presale tickets for the October concert at Irving Plaza will be available on Wednesday for members of the singer’s online community. Live Nation will offer another batch of presale tickets on Thursday at 10 a.m. ET. The general-public sale will continue Friday at noon ET.
In August, Cee-Lo spoke to MTV News about why he believes that he will always be in tune with his soul side as showcased in “F— You.”
“I hope people can see the bigger picture,” he said. “None of that is lost in me. I ain’t got so rich and famous that I separated from the soul. That’s me, that’s what I’m about. It’s on the tip of my tongue at all times. It’s people wanting that and needing that, that’s all the incentive I need. That’s what makes my life worth living, especially when I remember there was a time [when] I ain’t have nothing constructive to say. So any time I can do it, I feel like I’m further ensuring good favor in my rites of passage, being pleasing in the sight of my maker. It truly means that much to me. My pain runs deep. All of that is behind what I got to sing.”
The Smeezingtons-produced “F— You,” which finds the 35-year-old singer sending his ex-lover a vulgar kiss-off to an old-school Motown melody, became an instant viral sensation this summer. Along with its critical praise, the track became a favorite among other artists including 50 Cent, who put his own spin on the track.
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