M.I.A. to Release Free Songs Throughout U.S. Tour

Look for M.I.A. to Tweet URLs With Songs Nearly Every Day on the Road

Oct 01, 2010, 18:16 ET from Interscope Records

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- M.I.A. is grabbing up URLs and giving fans unreleased songs free all during her current national tour. She has already released three songs, including 4THEPEOPLEONTHEBOAT.COM, and she's tweeting more almost daily from the road. Watch for them on http://twitter.com/_M_I_A_.

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"These are not videos, these are not releases - these are what's on my laptop," says M.I.A. "I'm cleaning out the creative closet."

M.I.A. is not only buying the domains, but making the gifs and putting up the songs/visuals herself. Since the U.S. tour began a week ago at V-fest in Washington D.C., she has already kicked down the following: http://facebookgooglemyspaceyoutube.com/



Safe to say M.I.A. is fairly unpredictable, so the songs come when they come - don't expect announcements beforehand as we are trying to keep up with her, too. Last week, a track from M.I.A. and Blaqstarr called "Lemme Hump You" found its way online as well, on yet another domain: http://ithinkyoumightgets**tforthat.com/.

M.I.A. will hit you up on her twitter when inspiration hits, http://twitter.com/_M_I_A_, sometimes with insider nuggets mentioned (of her song 4THEPEOPLEONTHEBOAT, she notes "that white dude playin' poker gif is literal").

Catch her songs, and catch her show on this tour - which Brooklyn Vegan called "mesmerizing," MTV called "electrifying" and Village Voice said "A climax to all the other climaxes. Mission accomplished." 

M.I.A. coming back with Power Power!

M.I.A. 2010 Tour Dates (with NEET recording artist Rye Rye):

Sun/Oct-03 Ithaca, NY Cornell University

Mon/Oct-04 Boston, MA Royale Nightclub

Tue/Oct-05 Boston, MA Royale Nightclub

Weds/Oct-06 New York FREE SHOW Brooklyn Bowl

Sat/Oct-09 Austin, TX Zilker Park - Austin City Limits

Tue/Oct-12 Oakland, CA Fox Theater

Thurs/Oct-14 Los Angeles, CA Mayan Theater

Sun/Oct-17 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market

Mon/Oct-18 Portland, OR Roseland Theater

SOURCE Interscope Records