“The Great Circle 2017” World Tour will begin in mid-April with an intimate local gig (details to be announced) and will then tour their live show around the world during the northern summer. They will share festival stages with artists like Arcade Fire, Sting and The Pixies and finally return to New Zealand after 20 years.
The group will front their classic line-up forged in their hometown’s (Sydney) sweat-drenched beer barns.
These will be Midnight Oil’s only shows in the last 15 years apart from two stadium benefit concerts (and their related small warmup gigs); “Waveaid” at the Sydney Cricket Ground (2005) and “Sound Relief” at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (2009). It will also be the group’s most extensive world tour since their classic late 80’s/early 90’s albums like “Diesel & Dust”, “Blue Sky Mining” and “Earth & Sun & Moon” sold over 10 million copies around the globe.
Anyone with even a passing knowledge of Australian culture knows the basics of Midnight Oil’s story. They are the incendiary post-punk band from Sydney’s northern beaches who shunned TV shows like Countdown, instead gigging endlessly and forging a fierce bond with their audience through jagged Ozrock classics like “Back On The Borderline”, “Bus To Bondi” and “Don’t Wanna Be The One”.
Midnight Oil Australia Tour DatesOn-sale: Mon 27 Feb
Mon 2 Oct | ANZAC Oval, Alice Springs, NT (18+*) With Dan Sultan & Apakatjah
Wed 4 Oct | Darwin Amphitheatre, Darwin, NT (18+*) With Dan Sultan & Irrunytju Band
Sat 7 Oct | Kuranda Amphitheatre, Cairns, QLD (18+*) With Urthboy
Tue 10 Oct | Townsville Entertainment Centre, Townsville, QLD (All Ages) With Urthboy
Thu 12 Oct | Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton, QLD (18+*) With Urthboy
Sat 14 Oct | Big Pineapple Fields, Sunshine Coast, QLD (18+*) With The Living End & Jebediah
Sun 15 Oct | Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD (All Ages) With The Jezabels
Thu 19 Oct | Hockey Fields, Coffs Harbour (18+*) With Jebediah & Jack River
Sat 21 Oct | Hope Estate, Hunter Valley, NSW (18+*) With Birds of Tokyo & Ash Grunwald
Tue 24 Oct | AIS Arena, Canberra, ACT (All Ages) With Something For Kate
Thu 26 Oct | The Village Green Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, SA (All Ages) With Spiderbait & Bad//Dreems
Sat 28 Oct | Perth Arena, Perth, WA (All Ages) With Spiderbait
Wed 1 Nov | Derwent Entertainmnent Centre, Hobart, TAS (All Ages) With The Jezabels
Fri 3 Nov | Gateway Lakes, Wodonga, VIC (18+*) With The Living End
Sat 4 Nov | Hanging Rock, Mt Macedon, VIC (18+*) With John Butler Trio, Something for Kate, Frank Yamma & David Bridie
Mon 6 Nov | Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC (All Ages) With The Jezabels & Adalita
Wed 8 Nov | Win Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, NSW (All Ages) With Abbe May
Sat 11 Nov | The Domain, Sydney, NSW (18+*) With John Butler Trio & A.B.Original