Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The incomparable Grace Jones is coming to Detroit and we're not worthy

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Posted By on Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 2:05 PM

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Before Lady Gaga took to the red carpet draped in raw meat, or Björk made waves for wearing a swan dress, and long before queen Beyoncé would unleash her visual masterpiece Lemonade, there was Studio 54 and the androgynous art-pop icon Grace Jones.

The 71-year-old Jamaican-American supermodel, actress, singer, and style legend is gracing Detroit with a rare, one-off appearance. Jones, who rarely performs — as evidenced by her website, which only lists a few expired international tour dates from 2015 — was most recently the subject of Sophie Fiennes’s Bloodlight and Bami, a stunning documentary that follows the “Pull Up to the Bumper” singer around the world and took nearly 12 years to complete. “Sometimes you have to be a high-flying bitch,” Jones says in a clip from Bloodlight and Bami while applying her signature contour, laughing.

Doors open at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 1, at the Masonic Temple; 500 Temple St., Detroit; 313-832-7100; Tickets are $39.50+.

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