Townsville talent King Social will embark on their Last Tour this November, making stops in the Whitsundays, Byron Bay, the Gold Coast and Townsville before downing tools indefinitely.
The eclectic fivesome plans to play all the crowd favourites from their record-breaking 2017 album In Colour, popular tracks from their extensive back catalogue and a few new songs as part of their last hurrah.
Front man Angus Milne said the shows included on the tour are the last King Social will do for the foreseeable future.
“It’s our last tour in the same way John Farnham’s tours are always his last,” Milne said.
“We won’t rule out the chance of ever getting back together, but we’re all at a certain point where we have other priorities, or new creative ideas, and we’re excited to turn our attention to those things for a while.”
The band’s lead guitarist, Jason Baillie is currently releasing a series of thrash metal tracks produced in collaboration with Megadeath’s Glen Drover, while Milne has been piecing together a solo show with a country-soul vibe.
“One of our defining features as a band has always been how diverse our individual musical influences are and it’s pretty exciting for us to have some time to follow our own interests and see where they lead,” said Milne.
King Social’s Last Tour will take in some of their favourite destinations along the East Coast.
“We’ve done multiple shows in each location on the tour over the years and have always had an awesome time in these places,” said Milne. “It’s no coincidence that they’re all beach-side suburbs. We feel at home near the sea and sand, and people are always in the mood for a good dance.
“We’re out to deliver a tour to remember – for punters and for ourselves.”
King Social’s Last Tour
9-11 NOV Airlie Beach Festival of Music Airlie Beach, QLD
16 NOV Beach Hotel Byron Bay, NSW
18 NOV BBQ Bazaar Burleigh Heads, QLD
15 DEC King’s Christmas, The Ville Resort-Casino Townsville, QLD