Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - DANNI SHAFIK

HOME- GROWN mu­si­cal he­roes King So­cial are about to start a na­tional tour to show­case their blend of hip- hop, soul and new age ev­ery­thing.

Be­gin­ning in Air­lie Beach this week­end, King So­cial’s In Colour tour has 15 sched­uled per­for­mances due to fin­ish up in Townsville for King’s Christ­mas on De­cem­ber 8.

King So­cial hip- hop artist Ste­vie Mitchell said it would be the group’s fifth King’s Christ­mas and the per- for­mance had al­ways been one their big­ger gigs.

“The Townsville com­mu­nity come out in num­bers for it and it just seems fit­ting to fin­ish off our tour with our home­com­ing,” he said.

The band’s new sin­gle Lemon­ade has now been re­leased and will be part of this year’s tour, which Mitchell said would show­case a newer sound.

“We have re­mod­elled a cou­ple of our old songs and got our in­stru­ments re­done so there is go­ing to be a fuller sound,” he said. “We feel like our re- of cord­ing process went re­ally smoothly and the al­bum it­self sounds amaz­ing and we want to im­i­tate that on stage.”

The tour will cover Queens­land, NSW, Vic­to­ria and the NT, with more shows to be an­nounced soon.

“I’m not overly con­cerned about pop­u­lar­ity but I do ap­pre­ci­ate when other peo­ple ap­proach me to tell me they ap­pre­ci­ate our mu­sic and feel there’s a con­nec­tion,” Mitchell said.

In Colour launches on Friday, with the new al­bum due to be re­leased on Septem­ber 3.

NEW TOUR: King So­cial’s Ste­vie Mitchell, An­gus Milne, Waqa Vananalagi, Ja­son Bail­lie and Con­stan­tine Ha­gia­glou. Pic­ture: FIONA HARD­ING

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