“They started getting angry”: Tones and I said rival buskers once tried to chase her out of Byron Bay because they were jealous of her popularity
Toni ‘Tones and I’ Watson has revealed that she was so popular during her busy days that rival musicians tried to chase her out of town.
The 26-year-old worked as a busker in Byron Bay before photographing to become known for her worldwide hit Dance Monkey, but her popularity in the coastal town was accompanied by a prize.
“Other street musicians started to get mad at me,” she told the New York Times this week.
Outcast: Toni ‘Tones and I’ Watson has revealed that she was so popular during her busy days that rival musicians tried to run her out of town
“Some started a Facebook group and said,” We’re going to run Tones out of town. ” For no reason they just hated how big the audience got. “
Watson’s popularity on the Byron Bay bus circuit soon led her to score a manager who helped her sign a record deal with Sony Music Australia.
She released her first single, Johnny Run Away, last year, and the song became an immediate success on alternative radio.
Crowds: the 26-year-old worked as a busker in Byron Bay before photographing her worldwide hit Dance Monkey
However, it was only when her second single Dance Monkey was released that the singer really became known.
Show And I recently announced a headline tour through Australia in May 2020.
The hit topper will play songs from her debut EP, The Kids Are Coming, as she enters the stage in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart and Fremantle.
“Australia, I can’t wait to play these shows for you!” she wrote on Instagram when she announced the exciting tour dates on Wednesday.
“I can’t wait to play these shows for you!” Tones And I has announced a 2020 tour in Australia amid the success of its debut album The Kids Are Coming
Tickets for all shows can be purchased on Monday, February 17.
Supporting actions have yet to be announced.
Last year was a whirlwind for Tones And I, who won the best female artist, the best pop release, the best breakthrough artist and the best independent release at the ARIA Awards in November.
Do not miss it! The hit list will be performing songs from her debut EP, The Kids Are Coming, as she enters the stage in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart and Fremantle
Her hit melody Dance Monkey reached number one in more than 30 countries last year and became second in Triple J’s Hottest 100.
The video clip of the song is also a big hit, which yields more than half a billion views.
Music steam platform Spotify recently announced that Dance Monkey was the “most repeated song from the southern hemisphere” in 2019.
Taken from below: Tones and I started busking in the streets of Byron Bay, NSW in 2017
TONES AND I’S TOUR-DATA 2020
Friday May 8 – The Forum, Melbourne (18+)
Friday, May 15 – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane (AA)
Thursday, May 21 – Enmore Theater, Sydney (AA)
Saturday May 23 – Goods warehouse, Hobart (18+)
Friday, May 29 – Metropolis, Fremantle (18+)