mxmtoon will perform across North America this spring, and she’s got a new song to add to her setlist. The artist otherwise known as Maia has shared a new run of tour dates, as well as the single “mona lisa,” which you can listen to below.
21-year-old mxmtoon begins her trek May 2nd in Montreal and, with support from fellow young singer-songwriter Chloe Moriondo, will hit cities like Detroit, Seattle, Austin, Atlanta, and New York throughout the spring. The tour wraps up June 10th in Boston. Presale tickets become available Wednesday, February 9th, and general sale begins Friday, February 11 through Ticketmaster.
In a way, “mona lisa,” puts a bedroom pop spin on The Stone Roses’ loneliness anthem “I Wanna Be Adored,” as plucky ukulele soundtracks the artist’s romantic longing. “I’ve always played the part of Shakespeare/ I hide behind the ink and pen/ I build up worlds and choose a savior/ I write beginning, middle end,” mxmtoon sings. But in the sweeping chorus, against a barrage of sweetly sung “ahh”s, the singer admits she’d rather be the Mona Lisa.
“As someone who usually writes songs about other people, one of my ongoing questions is, ‘Will anyone ever write songs about me?’” mxmtoon said in a statement. “‘mona lisa’ is about wanting to be the subject of the art for once instead of being the creator. I think we all daydream at some point in our lives of diving into our favorite stories and finding ourselves in the pages. We all deserve the chance to feel like we’re worthy of a spotlight every once in a while, and ‘mona lisa’ is meant to express that sentiment exactly.”
Listen to “mona lisa” below, and scroll down for mxmtoon’s full list of tour dates. Last summer, mxmtoon joined Dr. Mike Friedman on the Going There podcast to discuss her struggles with anxiety and depression.
mxmtoon 2022 Tour Dates:
05/02 — Montreal, QC @ Fairmount
05/04 — Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
05/05 — Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
05/07 — Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
05/08 — Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
05/10 — Englewood, CO @ The Gothic
05/11 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
05/13 — Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
05/14 — Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
05/15 — Seattle, WA @ Showbox Market
05/17 — San Francisco, CA @ Regency
05/20 — Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
05/21 — Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda
05/24 — San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
05/25 — Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
05/27 — Dallas, TX @ The Studio at The Factory
05/28 — Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn (Outdoors)
05/29 — Houston, TX @ White Oak Downstairs
05/31 — Orlando, FL @ Beacham
06/01 — Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
06/03 — Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
06/05 — Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
06/07 — New York, NY @ Webster Hall
06/10 — Boston, MA @ Royale