Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh Present

Tones And I

Tones And I the ‘Dance Monkey’ record-breaking Music Sensation to play Heineken Big Top

Tickets on sale now.

Tones and I global hit-song Dance Monkey started as a sensation on the streets of Australia before reaching No. 1 in over 30 countries and topping 7 billion plus streams worldwide.

Hailing from Australia’s Mornington Peninsula, Tones And I (the stage name of Toni Watson) launched her music career in 2018 when she quit her retail job and moved to Byron Bay to begin busking, performing as a solo act and uploading cover videos on her YouTube channel.

Inspired by musicians like Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Tones And I also began combining piano melodies with electronic beats. In early 2019, her massive breakout year, she posted her debut single Johnny Run Away. Tones And I had written the song Dance Monkey for her friends and fellow backpackers while staying at a hostel. When she released it as her second single in May 2019, it became a supersized success, spending 24 weeks at No.1 in Australia; 11 weeks in the UK; and 8 weeks in Ireland. The song went quadruple-platinum in the USA and multi-platinum in 15 other countries, becoming the most Shazamed single of all time, and the most-streamed song ever by a female artist on Spotify.

Tones And I went on to win the Song Of The Year and Breakthrough Songwriter titles at the 2020 Australian Music Awards. She unveiled the standalone tracks Bad Child, Can't Be Happy All The Time and UR So F**king Cool.

Her eagerly awaited debut album from 2021 Welcome to the Madhouse was one of those rare albums that catches you off guard proving her catchy song-writing talents and infectious sophisticated pop with Fly Away, Cloudy Day and Won’t Sleep and Fall Apart amongst the stand out tracks.

Tones and I new single Charlie has coincided with multiple US late-night TV show appearances. The new single follows the singer's debut collaboration with GRAMMY award-winning artist Macklemore on the triumphant anthem Chant. She has recently been supporting Macklemore on his worldwide tour.

Tones And I headline show at the Heineken Big Top promises all kinds of magic.


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Recommended for age 16+
  • This event is standing room only. Please contact the Box Office to enquire about disability seating reservations.