Aussie musician Tones And I has just given American audiences a performance to remember, making her US TV debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
If you’ve been following the musical news over the last few months, then you’d be aware that Tones And I is – to put it lightly – something of a success.
Having become the first Aussie to top the ARIA singles chart in a year with ‘Dance Monkey’, the success just kept on coming for Toni Watson, hitting #1 in 16 countries around the world, racking up 500 million streams, and being nominated for seven ARIA awards.
The big news doesn’t end there though, with ‘Dance Monkey’ recently breaking Ed Sheeran’s record for most weeks spent atop the ARIA charts. Not bad for a humble muso from Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, eh?
Check out ‘Dance Monkey’:
With tour dates all over the world being complemented by similar chart success, Tones And I hit up New York on Monday night to perform her runaway hit to an eager American audience.
Appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Tones And I kicked off her rendition of the track in a subdued acoustic style, taking to the piano to give a soulful introduction before taking centre stage as the track ramped up its energy and intensity.
Closing out the track with a huge smile on her face, it seems that Tones And I wasn’t the only one pleased with how things went, with the studio audience offering up a standing ovation, and host Jimmy Fallon simply noting, “that’s the way to do it”.
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Tones And I is set to return home to Australia for the Spilt Milk Festival this weekend, before international dates precede another homecoming for the Laneway Festival in February of 2020.
Check out Tones And I performing ‘Dance Monkey’ on US TV:
Tones And I Australian Tour Dates
Spilt Milk Festival
Saturday, November 23rd
Commonwealth Park, Canberra, ACT
Saturday, November 30th
Victoria Park, Ballarat, VIC
St Jerome’s Laneway Festival
Saturday, February 1st, 2020
Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday, February 2nd, 2020
The Domain, Sydney, NSW
Friday, February 7th, 2020
Hart’s Mill, Adelaide, SA
Saturday, February 8th, 2020
Footscray Park, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday, February 9th, 2020
Esplanade Reserve, Fremantle, WA