Janelle Monae will hit the road with Amy Winehouse in Brazil next year as the British singer makes her official comeback. The "Rehab" star is set to perform four live shows in South America, including three dates as part of the touring Summer Soul Festival between January 8 and January 15 - and quirky soul star Monae will join her.
The concerts will mark Winehouse's first full live shows since 2008, when she was forced to pull the plug on several high-profile gigs due to illness.
Amy Winehouse is also in the middle of recording the follow up to her Grammy-winning debut album. A cover of Lesley Gore's 1963 classic "It's My Party" has leaked earlier this month but the Mark Ronson-produced song is intended for Quincy Jones' soon-to-be released tribute album "Q: Soul Bossa Nostra".