Sets new record for Australian female solo artist, holding the top spot for 8 consecutive weeks
Surpasses record set by Kylie Minogue’s ‘Locomotion’
Debut EP ‘The Kids Are Coming’ Out Now
Australian breakout artist Tones And I has this week continued her reign at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart with her ARIA accredited triple platinum song ‘Dance Monkey‘, setting a new record for 8 consecutive weeks at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart for an Australian Female Artist, surpassing Kylie Minogue’s 1987 release ‘Locomotion‘.
Tones comments “I’m really humbled and honoured. Thank you to all my fans and go Aussie music🖤”
Tones And I is the first Australian artist this year to claim #1 and the first Australian female solo artist since 2015 to reach the coveted top spot. Tones has gone from busking in Byron Bay to topping the charts globally in a matter of months, with ‘Dance Monkey‘ amassing over 200 million streams globally. Internationally, ‘Dance Monkey‘ has hit the #1 position in Sweden, Norway, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, New Zealand, Austria and Switzerland and is accredited gold in Denmark and Sweden, and Platinum in Ireland.
Tones released her debut EP ‘THE KIDS ARE COMING‘ on August 30th, available now on all streaming platforms on Bad batch records via Sony Music Entertainment [artwork / track list below]. ‘THE KIDS ARE COMING‘ debuted at #3 on the ARIA Album Chart upon release.
“THE KIDS ARE COMING is about how old minded people think that the youth of today are constantly on their phones and consumed by social media,” explains Tones. “But really, the kids of today stand for community, celebrate gay pride, they are trying to stamp out racism, stop Adani, repair The Great Barrier Reef and many more. It’s more than just a song, it’s a movement. I truly believe that the youth of today have the power to change the world.”
THE KIDS ARE COMING EP also features the ARIA accredited Gold single ‘Never Seen The Rain’,and breakout ARIA accredited double Platinum single ‘Johnny Run Away’, which Tones And I originally uploaded to triple j’s ‘Unearthed’, an artist discovery platform for independent music. Within twelve hours the song was on triple j’s airwaves with hosts calling it a ‘Hottest 100’ contender.
Last week, Tones And I kicked off her sold-out Australian headline tour, and will continue working her way around the country through till 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 shows in Cologne (11/8) and London (11/15) that sold-out in a matter of days. Additional dates include a second London show on November 16th as well as stops in Berlin, Rotterdam, Amsterdam [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.” For more information, visit www.tonesandi.com/tour-dates.
TONES AND I
THE KIDS ARE COMING
01. The Kids Are Coming
02. Dance Monkey
04. Johnny Run Away
06. Never Seen The Rain
NATIONAL TOUR DATES
SEP 27 | UOW UNIBAR, WOLLONGONG SOLD OUT
SEP 29 | OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY SOLD OUT
SEP 30 | OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY SOLD OUT
OCT 04 | SOLBAR, MAROOCHYDORE SOLD OUT
OCT 05 | MIAMI MARKETTA, GOLD COAST SOLD OUT
OCT 06 | THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE SOLD OUT
OCT 07 | THE ZOO, BRISBANE SOLD OUT
OCT 11 | THE NORTHERN, BYRON BAY SOLD OUT
EU /UK DATES
NOV 07 | MAZE, BERLIN SOLD OUT
NOV 08 | STEREO WONDERLAND, COLOGNE SOLD OUT
NOV 09 | ROTOWN, ROTTERDAM SOLD OUT
NOV 13 | PARADISO (upstairs), AMSTERDAM SOLD OUT
NOV 15 | THE LEXINGTON, LONDON SOLD OUT
16 NOVEMBER – Oslo – London, United Kingdom SOLD OUT
23 NOVEMBER – Spilt Milk Festival 2019 – Canberra, ACT, Australia SOLD OUT
30 NOVEMBER – Spilt Milk Festival 2019 – Ballarat, VIC, Australia SOLD OUT
2 JANUARY – Bay Dreams 2020 – Tauranga, New Zealand SOLD OUT
4 JANUARY – Bay Dreams 2020 – Nelson, New Zealand SOLD OUT
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