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King Stingray | Image: Sam Brumby

King Stingray Are Touring In Support Of Their Debut Album In October

Fresh from releasing their self-titled debut album, King Stingray have announced a lap of the country in support of the record this October. They’ll be joined on all dates except Darwin by Jess Day and Dulcie, with Double Dinghy on support duties for the Darwin show. See dates and details below – tickets are on sale now.

UPDATE: King Stingray have added extra shows in Meanjin (Brisbane), Warrang (Sydney), Naarm (Melbourne) and Boorloo (Perth).

Watch the video for King Stingray’s ‘Lupa’

To coincide with the announcement, the band have shared a video for the album’s spirited opener, ‘Lupa’. The Sam Brumby-directed video was filmed in the band’s hometown of Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land. “This is a story of a humble man, a broke man – the lupa man,” reads a message at the start of the clip. “Although he had nothing, he was rich with culture, family and friends. This song is a celebration and adoration of the lupa lifestyle and the lupa man.”

King Stingray have been turning heads since the arrival of their debut single ‘Hey Wanhaka’ in 2020. Vocalist Yirrŋa Yunupiŋu is the nephew of Dr M. Yunupiŋu, and guitarist Roy Kellaway is the son of Stuart Kellaway – both of whom were founding members of Yothu Yindi.

King Stingray’s long-awaited album arrived on Friday, 5th August. A flurry of attention-grabbing singles preceded the record, including  ‘Milkumana’ and ‘Camp Dog’. The band won Song of the Year at the National Indigenous Music Awards, for ‘Milkumana’. They also performed at the event, which took place at the Amphitheatre in Darwin’s botanic gardens.

King Stingray 2022 Album Tour

  • Sunday, 2nd October – The Triffid, Meanjin (Brisbane) SOLD OUT
  • Monday, 3rd October – The Triffid, Meanjin (Brisbane) NEW SHOW
  • Thursday, 6th October – Manning Bar, Warrang (Sydney) NEW SHOW
  • Friday, 7th October – Manning Bar, Warrang (Sydney) SOLD OUT
  • Saturday, 8th October – Croxton, Naarm (Melbourne) SOLD OUT
  • Sunday, 9th October – Croxton, Naarm (Melbourne) NEW SHOW
  • Friday, 14th October – The Gov, Tarndanya (Adelaide)
  • Saturday, 15th October – Freo.Social Club, Boorloo (Perth) SOLD OUT
  • Sunday, 16th October – Freo.Social Club, Boorloo (Perth) NEW SHOW
  • Friday, 21st October – Darwin Railway Club, Garrmalang (Darwin) SOLD OUT
  • Saturday, 22nd October – Darwin Railway Club, Garrmalang (Darwin) SOLD OUT

Further reading

Baker Boy, King Stingray Lead National Indigenous Music Awards Winners

King Stingray Release Long-Awaited Debut Album

Jack River, King Stingray Among Finalists For Inaugural Environmental Music Prize

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