Just days after dominating the Splendour in the Grass stage and support spots with Mark Ronson, Tkay Maidza has announced a national tour and premiered the animated adventure video for her current hit single ‘M.O.B’ on Stereogum.
Kicking off in Canberra in September and ending in Melbourne three weeks later, the eleven date tour with special guests Willow Beats, Porches and L.K. McKay includes a number of all age and under 18 shows and will be Tkay’s final headline club tour for the year Her extended April tour sold out faster than a karate kick so fans are advised to be quick when tickets go on sale at 9am, Monday 3 August.
The ‘M.O.B’ clip – her second project working with cult animation institution Adult Swim – sees the return of the cartoon Tkay depicted in last year’s ‘Switch Lanes’ and introduces a new badass space Maidza. In a blaze of lasers, spaceship drag races and mad skills, the two battle it out in the quest to reign as the ultimate Tkay. Strap yourself in, choose a side and get ready to join the intergallactic battle between good and evil.
The video brings to (computer-generated) life the essence of the song, which was written as a letter to the nineteen-year-old’s future self, a declaration to always work hard without complaining, stay focused and channel ambition as a weapon for success.
Since its realease “M.O.B.” has topped the alternative radio airplay charts and is now making an imprint on commercial radio following her sold-out M.O.B. National Australian Tour, supports with Charli XCX and recent UK tour with band of the moment Years & Years.
SELECT MUSIC AND 5/4 ENTERTAINMENT PRESENT
T K A Y M A I D Z A
With special guests
WILLOW BEATS, PORCHES AND L.K. MCKAY
NATIONAL TOUR – TICKETS ON SALE 9AM MONDAY 3 AUGUST
FRI 11 SEPT – ACADEMY, CANBERRA
SAT 12 SEPT – OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY
SUN 13 SEPT – THE LAIR, SYDNEY (UNDER 18)
FRI 18 SEPT – UNI BAR, ADELAIDE (ALL AGES)
SAT 19 SEPT – HQ, LEEDERVILLE (UNDER 18)
SAT 19 SEPT – CAPITOL, PERTH
FRI 25 SEPT – OH HELLO, BRISBANE
SAT 26 SEPT – MIC, BRISBANE (UNDER 18)
SAT 26 SEPT – SOL BAR, MAROOCHYDORE
FRI 02 OCT – REPUBLIC BAR, HOBART
SAT 03 OCT – WRANGLER STUDIOS, MELBOURNE (UNDER 18)
SAT 03 OCT – CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE
tkaymaidza.com for details
‘M.O.B.’ is out now via Dew Process and UMA. Purchase here