Celebrating the release of their long awaited debut album, King StingrayÂ will rip ’round the country this October,Â on their largest national tour to date, bringing their good vibes and huge choruses to the masses.
Kicking things off at The Triffid in Brisbane, the band will then make their way south to Sydneyâ€™s Manning Bar and Melbourneâ€™s Croxton before rounding things up at The Gov in Adelaide, Fremantle’s Freo.Social, andÂ ending things back in the NT at Darwin Railway Club.
Tickets are on sale Thursday 11 August at 10am AEST, BUT eager fans can get early access to pre-sale tickets from Wednesday August 10 by signing upÂ HERE.
The band have also just dropped a video for the album opener,Â Lupa. Written by lead singer YirrÅ‹a YunupiÅ‹u, Lupa translates from YolÅ‹u Matha languages as â€˜Poor man, rich lifeâ€™ and holds a fist in the air for marginalised people around the world.Â
YirrÅ‹a, a Gumatj clan songman, says the intention behind the song is â€œto make people happy and proudâ€. Lupa is catchy as hell, and somehow immediately relatable, even if itâ€™s sung in a language group spoken by around just 16,000 people in Arnhem Land.
Filmed and directed by long time friend of the band, Sam Brumby, the Lupa video whisks us away to the band’s stunning hometown of Yirrkala to celebrate the lupa way of life – being financiallyÂ broke but rich in friends, family and culture.
King Stingrayâ€™s do-it-yourself ethos and connection to home and family resonates through every song on their debut album, which was finally released on August 5 to critical acclaim.
Surfing an epic wave of live shows through 2022, the band have shared stages withÂ Ball Park MusicÂ andÂ Midnight Oil, performed during the AFL‘s ‘Dreamtime at The G’ match, delivered a mind-blowing set atÂ Splendour in the Grass, and wowed the nation with their powerful cover of Coldplay classic Yellow forÂ triple j’s Like A Version.Â
With no signs of slowing down, King Sting areÂ ready to electrify venues in most capital cities.Â Let’s Go!Â
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King Stingray – Album Tour
Presale Begins: Wednesday 10 August @ 10am AEST – SIGN UP HERE
General On-sale:Â Thursday 11 August @ 10am AEST – BUY TICKETS HERE
Sun 02 October – The Triffid, Meanjin (Brisbane)Â
Fri 07 October – Manning Bar, Warrang (Sydney)Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Sat 08 October – The Croxton, Naarm (Melbourne)
Fri 14 October – The Gov, Tarndanya (Adelaide)Â
Sat 15 October – Freo.Social, Boorloo (Perth)
Sat 22 October – Darwin Railway Club, Garrmalang (Darwin)
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