Australian artist Tones And I has released her debut EP The Kids Are Coming, available today on all streaming platforms via Elektra Records [artwork / track list below]. The EP is led by Tones And I’s international smash “Dance Monkey,” which has made a massive global impact amassing over 80 million streams to date.
Originally from Australia’s Mornington Peninsula, Tones And I traveled to Byron Bay in early 2018 to take a chance at busking. On the first day she had crowds spilling onto the street. Tones quit her retail job and decided to make Byron her new home where she lived out of her van for a year, honing her songwriting and busking every weekend. Today, Tones And I’s “Dance Monkey” is receiving over 20 Million streams a week, with the ARIA 2x platinum-certified single reaching #1 on streaming service charts around the world. Currently the fastest rising song on the UK’s Official Singles Chart, “Dance Monkey” also sits at #1 on the ARIA singles chart for a record-breaking fourth straight week, ending Lil Nas X’s historic run and holding off international heavy weights, making her the first solo female artist in over ten years to hold the #1 spot for four consecutive weeks.
This September Tones And I will embark on a sold-out Australian headline tour which is set to kickoff on September 13 at Adelaide’s Lion Arts Factory, and continue through mid-October. The Australian dates, which sold-out in minutes, will see Tones And I performing multiple nights at 800 capacity venues around the country. Later this fall, Tones And I will head overseas for her first ever European headline tour, which includes sold-out shows in Cologne (11/8) and London (11/15). Additional dates include a second London show on November 16 as well as stops in Berlin, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, with only a handful of tickets remaining [see itinerary below]. The headline dates come hot on the heels of Tones And I’s record setting performance at Australia’s Splendour In The Grass Festival, where she drew the largest crowd ever for an opening act with 20,000 fans arriving to watch her midday set. Triple J remarked on the performance attesting, “Tones And I has put Australian music on notice. Get on board, or get left behind.”