Tones And I shares a stunning stripped back version of Global Smash hit ‘Dance Monkey’




Australian artist Tones And I has shared a stripped back performance of her international hit “Dance Monkey.”  The reworked version is accompanied by an official video streaming now on Tones And I’s YouTube channel, which captures her delivering a powerful performance of “Dance Monkey” from behind a grand piano. “Dance Monkey” (Stripped Back) is available now on all streaming platforms.

Watch the phenomenal performance below for ‘Dance Monkey’

Earlier this week Tones And I announced details of her first-ever North American tour in celebration of her debut EP, The Kids Are Coming, which is out now on Elektra Records. The initial leg of Tones And I’s widely anticipated “The Kids Are Coming Tour” is set to get underway on February 11th at Portland, Oregon’s Holocene, and will include stops in Seattle, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, and Dallas.

A second leg of the tour will pick back up on April 11th at Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s The Back Room at Colectivo, and will see Tones And I performing in Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, and Toronto [see itinerary below].  Presale tickets are available now via the fan club, with all remaining tickets going on sale Friday, October 18th at 10:00AM local time. For tickets and more information, visit

Tones And I’s The Kids Are Coming is available now on all streaming platforms and is led by the international smash “Dance Monkey,” which has made a massive global impact, hitting #1 in 14 countries around the world and amassing over 375 million streams to date.  Tones And I recently shared the official music video for the EP’s title track which is streaming now on her YouTube channel.

Directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz (Blood Orange, Solange, Maggie Rogers), the video features youth activists from all over the globe marching alongside Tones And I.  Additional information on the featured activists can be found at

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 6 million streams a day, with the ARIA 4x platinum-certified single reaching #1 on streaming service charts around the world.

Currently the #1 song on the UK’s Official Singles Chart for the second week straight, “Dance Monkey” also sits at #1 on the ARIA Singles chart for a record-breaking 11th straight week, setting the record for most weeks at #1 on the ARIA Singles by a female solo act. Furthermore, Tones And I also leads the 2019 ARIA Awards with eight nominations, including “Best New Artist” and “Song of the Year” for “Dance Monkey.”

The Kids Are Coming also features the ARIA platinum certified single “Never Seen The Rain,” and breakout 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.  This past March “Johnny Run Away” became the most played song on Australia’s Triple J Radio for two weeks straight, racing to 2x platinum certification from the ARIA.

Tones And I recently wrapped up her sold-out Australian headline tour and is now gearing up for her first ever European headline tour which is also completely sold-out.  The dates include shows in Berlin (11/7), Cologne (11/8), Rotterdam (11/9), Amsterdam (11/13), and London (11/15 & 11/16). Following the European run, Tones And I will make her highly anticipated US debut with sold-out performances at New York City’s Mercury Lounge (11/18) and Los Angeles’ El Cid (11/19).

Tones And I will then kick off the European leg of “The Kids Are Coming Tour” on February 29th at London’s Electric Ballroom.  The recently announced dates will also see Tones And I visiting: Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria and France [see itinerary below].

Tickets for the new European headline dates are on sale HERE, and 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.”


  1. The Kids Are Coming
  2. Dance Monkey
  3. Colourblind
  4. Johnny Run Away
  5. Jimmy
  6. Never Seen The Rain

TONES AND I – 2019 / 2020 TOUR DATES

2 NOVEMBER – Land of Plenty 2019 – Shepparton, VIC, Australia

7 NOVEMBER – Maze – Berlin, Germany (SOLD OUT)

8 NOVEMBER – Stereo Wonderland – Cologne, Germany (SOLD OUT)

9 NOVEMBER – Rotown – Rotterdam, Netherlands (SOLD OUT)

13 NOVEMBER – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands (SOLD OUT)

15 NOVEMBER – The Lexington – London, United Kingdom (SOLD OUT)

16 NOVEMBER – Oslo – London, United Kingdom (SOLD OUT)

18 NOVEMBER – Mercury Lounge – New York, New York (SOLD OUT)

19 NOVEMBER – El Cid – Los Angeles, California (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)

11 FEBRUARY – Holocene – Portland, Oregon

12 FEBRUARY – The Imperial – Vancouver, British Columbia

13 FEBRUARY – Columbia City Theater – Seattle, Washington

15 FEBRUARY – Popscene at Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, California

18 FEBRUARY – The Roxy – Los Angeles, California

21 FEBRUARY – The Parish – Austin, Texas

22 FEBRUARY – Club Dada – Dallas, Texas

29 FEBRUARY – Electric Ballroom – London, United Kingdom

1 MARCH – O2 Ritz – Manchester, United Kingdom

3 MARCH – Vicar Street – Dublin, Ireland

4 MARCH – SWG3 TV Studio – Glasgow, United Kingdom

7 MARCH – Het Depot – Leuven, Belgium

8 MARCH – Live Music Hall – Cologne, Germany

9 MARCH – Melkweg – Amsterdam, Netherlands

11 MARCH – Huxleys Neue Welt – Berlin, Germany

12 MARCH – Fabrik – Hamburg, Germany

13 MARCH – Vega – Copenhagen, Denmark

14 MARCH – Munchenbryggeriet – Stockholm, Sweden

16 MARCH – Rockefeller – Oslo, Norway

20 MARCH – Komplex 457 – Zurich, Switzerland

21 MARCH – Backstage – Munich, Germany

23 MARCH – Klub Studio – Krakow, Poland

24 MARCH – Roxy – Prague, Czech Republic

26 MARCH – Ottakringer Brewery – Vienna, Austria

28 MARCH – Le Trianon – Paris, France

11 APRIL – The Back Room at Colectivo – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

12 APRIL – Fine Line – Minneapolis, Minnesota

14 APRIL – Bowery Ballroom – New York, New York

15 APRIL – The Foundry – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

18 APRIL – Velvet Underground – Toronto, Ontario








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