Global superstar Tones and I reveals her brand new debut album “Welcome To The Madhouse” and announces new tour
The four-week run kicks off on March 2 at Showbox SoDo in Seattle, WA, and visits major markets coast-to-coast, eventually wrapping up with a performance on March 30th at HISTORY in Toronto, ON. The official presale for tickets goes live on Monday July 19th at 10:00AM local time, while a Spotify presale launches Tuesday July 20th at 10:00AM local time, and venue presales begins Wednesday July 21st at 10:00AM local time. Presales end Thursday July 22nd at 10:00PM local time and general on sale goes live Friday July 23rd at 10:00AM local time. The U.S. jaunt extends her already robust touring schedule, which includes a 2021 date in Australia and 2022 shows across the UK and Europe.
Tones And I delivered a debut performance of the song on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert with another performance scheduled for this coming Monday, July 19th, on Today. Speaking to her growing influence overall, Music Business Worldwide also recently chronicled her rise as “No.1 Songwriter On Streaming Services Last Year.”
She says “This album for me is very up and down and reflects the forever changing emotions in me. There are songs on the album that were written before ‘Dance Monkey,’ about not knowing if busking was right for me. There are songs about my good friend T passing away and not wanting to deal with those emotions. The ups and downs of life in lock down and the mental challenges/struggles. Some songs make me laugh and some make me cry but there is no running theme or vibe to the album – the songs are unique to how I was feeling the day I wrote them.”
She also said: “After my friend T passed away I was struggling to write any songs that were happy or that I even liked. I met up with a friend who told me this saying from his late mum – ‘on a cloudy day, look up into the sky and find the sun.’ I knew I wanted to use that as a lyric and the next time I went into the studio I wrote ‘Cloudy Day.’”
She followed it up in 2021 with the release of “Won’t Sleep,” which arrived alongside Tones And I, Nick Kozakis and Liam Kelly directed official music video continuing what has become a tradition of highly unexpected and unforgettable visuals. Both tracks reflected the inimitable idiosyncrasies of Tones And I’s signature style, highlighting her clever lyricism, unpredictable songcraft, and indisputable knack for a hook.
Her anthem “Dance Monkey” hit #4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, making “Dance Monkey” the first top-five Hot 100 hit solely written by a woman in over eight years. In Australia, “Dance Monkey” holds the all-time record for the most weeks spent at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart, while in the UK “Dance Monkey” has made Tones And I the longest-running #1 of all time by a female artist on the Official Singles Chart.
Following the EP’s release Tones And I showcased her staggering voice across performances of “Dance Monkey” and standout single “Never Seen The Rain,” appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Voice, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and The Today Show.