In 2009, after a hard breakup, Aino Jawo was invited to tag along to a party held at Caroline Hjelt's house in Sweden.
Four weeks later, Caroline and Aino were besties, had written their first songs together and were ready to perform as Icona Pop.
But it wasn’t until recently that their dance hit “I Love It” hit the U.S. (like a car crashing into a bridge, if you will).
Since then, “I Love It” has been featured in the HBO hit Girls, Fox’s Glee, as the theme song for the MTV show Snooki & JWoww and landed them a performance on Dancing With the Stars.
And now, Icona Pop will be coming to a city near you. The ladies will be bringing their “Iconic” tour to some great dance hall venues around the nation.
An Icona Pop tour? I love it!
But the Swedish DJ duo is much more than one (extremely catchy) song.
And while we could listen to “I Love It” a million times in a row, the tour will give fans a chance to hear what else the ladies have to offer.
For instance, check out Icona Pop’s latest track, “Girlfriend,” which borrows its lyrics from both Jay-Z and Tupac.
The song kinda makes me want to call my girlfriends, stay up all night and do something fun.
Perhaps a concert is in our future. Check out the dates below.
Icona Pop’s “Iconic” tour dates:
August 12: Asheville, NC — Orange Peel
August 13: Nashville, TN — Exit / In
August 14: Atlanta, GA — Masquerade
August 16: Orlando, FL — House of Blues
August 17: Miami, FL — Grand Central
August 18: Tampa, FL — The Ritz Ybor
August 20: New Orleans, LA — House of Blues
August 21: Houston, TX — Fitzgerald's
August 23: Austin, TX — Emo's East
August 26: Phoenix, AZ — The Crescent Ballroom
August 28: Santa Ana, CA — The Observatory
August 29: Los Angeles, CA — The Fonda Theatre
August 30: San Francisco, CA — The Fillmore
September 3: Vancouver, BC — Commodore Ballroom
September 6: Salt Lake City, UT — The Complex
September 7: Denver, CO — Gothic Theatre
September 10: Minneapolis, MN — Varsity Theatre
September 11: Milwaukee, WI — Turner Hall Ballroom
September 15: Cleveland, OH — House of Blues
September 22: Philadelphia, PA — Theatre of the Living Arts
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