One of the brightest and most engaging voices of her generation mxmtoon returns with her new album rising, which will be released on May 20th on AWAL. In very exciting news, the album will be supported by her first ever Australian & New Zealand tour playing all ages venues in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland. The now Brooklyn-based artist also shares new song ‘sad disco’ which is out now.
Maia says on coming to Australia: “i’m so excited to be able to come to australia this october! i’ve been wanting to play shows there for so long and it feels crazy that it’s finally able to happen. i am scared of the bugs though, i heard they are really big, so i may need some help 🙂”
The world first met Maia, the mastermind behind mxmtoon, when she was a 17-year-old singer with a ukulele. In 2017, and from the guest bedroom in her parents’ California home, the high-school student began posting covers of pop favorites and her own catchy confessional musings, tunes that spoke frankly of her setting’s assorted tribulations — dates and a lack thereof, online socializing and offline loneliness. A queer kid of mixed Chinese, German, and Scottish ancestry, Maia sang songs that expressed an interiority of the underrepresented with honesty, understanding, and hooks that could not be forgotten. mxmtoon became a streaming sensation, her teenage ditties defining a new era of what it meant to make bedroom pop. mxmtoon became an avatar for the new bloom of representation and inclusion in American pop.
Presale tickets available from Thursday 31 March, 11am (local time)
Tickets to the general public go on sale Friday 1 April, 11am (local time)