King Stingray are heading on a national tour this year

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King Stingray are heading on a national tour this year

King Stingray

The Indigenous rock band from Yirrkala, a small community in the Northern Territory, has been making waves in the music industry since the release of their debut album.

King Stingray is a five-piece Yolŋu (Indigenous people of northeast Arnhem Land) and balanda (non-Indigenous) surf rock band making serious waves across the land. Catch them when they make their way to the Forum on July 1 as part of their upcoming tour.

King Stingray 2023 tour

  • June 24 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
  • June 29 – Astor Theatre, Perth
  • June 30 – Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide
  • July 1 – Forum Melbourne
  • July 7 – The Tivoli, Brisbane

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Their music is a fusion of ancient melodies, earnest harmonies, and surf rock hooks, intertwined with traditional instruments such as bilma and yidaki. This has earned them a string of achievements, including the 2022 ARIA for Michael Gudinski’s Breakthrough Artist, four tracks in this year’s triple j Hottest 100, and the prestigious 2022 Australian Music Prize.

Their live performances have become the talk of the town, with catching one of their early shows now considered a point of pride for music enthusiasts. King Stingray’s shows guarantee good times and big vibes, with friendship and connection to family and culture resonating through everything they do.

The upcoming tour is set to be a massive headline event that will see King Stingray limbering up for another lap around the continent this winter. Their infectious goodwill and praise have fueled their success, and the band is excited to bring their unique sound to music lovers across the country.

Listening to King Stingray, you can hear the connection to country and family in the lyrics, and the musicians’ brilliant playing will have you embodying that connection alongside your fellow punters in no time.

It all goes down at Melbourne’s own Forum on July 1, grab your tickets by heading here.