Midnight Oil to kick off worldwide reunion tour with ‘back to basics pub gig’ in Sydney

As promised, Midnight Oil’s much-anticipated Great Circle 2017 World Tour will open in Australia, with the band having announced what it calls a “back to basics pub gig” in Sydney on April 13 — which means the months-long tour will now begin and end in Australia’s largest city.

The kick-off show is slated for Selina’s at the Coogee Bay Hotel, a venue with a capacity between 1,800 and 2,000 people, and tickets will be sold through a lottery system.

Here are the details:

Both of Midnight Oil’s November concerts at The Domain are currently sold out so demand will be extremely high for this legendary beachside gig where the band cut its teeth in the very early 1980’s. Tickets will therefore be sold via a ballot system to make the process as fair as possible, and to further frustrate scalpers.

If you are interested in coming to this gig you first have to register your interest here between 8am AEDT Thursday 30 March and 8am AEST on Monday 3 April. You can only register for the ballot once — multiple entries will be disqualified. Successful applicants will then be selected by a completely random electronic process so every entrant has an equal chance of success.

Ticketek will email all successful applicants on Tuesday April 4 with instructions on how to purchase within the nominated sales period. All tickets will be General Admission and will cost $99.90 plus a one-off service and handling fee of $5.95 per transaction. Sales will then open for successful applicants only on Tuesday April 4 at 12noon AEST and close on Friday April 7 at 12noon AEST.

Register to buy tickets at Ticketek.

After the Sydney tour launch, the band heads to Brazil for dates later in April and into May, then North America, Europe and the U.K., New Zealand and back to Australia.

See full dates below.

 

Midnight Oil tour dates:

AUSTRALIA
April 13: Selina’s at Coogee Bay Hotel, Sydney, Australia

SOUTH AMERICA
April 25: Pepsi on Stage, Porto Alegre, Brazil
April 27: Live | Curtiba, Brazil
April 29: Espaço das Americas, São Paolo, Brazil
April 30: Vivo Rio, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
May 2: NET Live, Brasilia, Brazil

NORTH AMERICA
May 6: Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
May 7: Beale Street Music Festival, Memphis, TN
May 9: The Filmore, Silver Spring, MD
May 11: House of Blues, Boston, MA
May 13: Webster Hall, New York City, NY
May 14: Webster Hall, New York City, NY
May 16: Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA
May 18: The Vic, Chicago, IL
May 20: Danforth Theatre, Toronto, Canada
May 23: Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO
May 25: The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
May 27: Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
May 29: Revolution Hall, Portland, OR
May 31: Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA
June 2: The Commodore Malkin Bowl, Vancouver, Canada

EUROPE + UK
June 21: E-Werk, Cologne, Germany
June 23: Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland
June 25: Huxleys Neue Welt, Berlin, Germany
June 27: Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
June 29: Rockafeller Music Hall, Oslo, Norway
July 1: Furuviksparken, Gävle, Sweden
July 4: Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK
July 6: Olympia, Paris, France
July 7: Festival de Beauregard, Hérouville-Saint-Claire, France
July 9: Les Deferlantes Festival, Argeles-sur-Mer, France
July 12: Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland
July 14: Musilac, Aix Les Bains, France
July 16: Les Vieilles Charrues, Carhaix, France
July 18: Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany
July 19: Paleo Festival, Nyon, Switzerland
July 21: Colours of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic
July 23: Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK
July 25: Olympia, Paris, France

NEW ZEALAND
Sept. 9: Vector Arena, Auckland, NZ
Sept. 11: Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, NZ

AUSTRALIA
Oct. 2: ANZAC Oval, Alice Springs, NT (w/ Dan Sultan & Apakatjah)
Oct. 4: Darwin Amphitheatre, Darwin, NT (w/ Dan Sultan & Irrunytju Band)
Oct. 7: Kuranda Amphitheatre, Cairns, QLD (w/ Urthboy)
Oct. 10: Townsville Ent. Centre, Townsville, QLD (w/ Urthboy)
Oct. 12: Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton, QLD (w/ Urthboy)
Oct. 14: Big Pineapple Fields, Sunshine Coast, QLD (w/ The Living End & Jebediah)
Oct. 15: Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD (w/ The Jezabels)
Oct. 17: Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD (w/ TBA)
Oct. 19: Hockey Fields, Coffs Harbour, NSW (w/ Jebediah & Jack River)i
Oct. 21: Hope Estate, Hunter Valley, NSW (w/ Birds of Tokyo & Ash Grunwald)
Oct. 24: AIS Arena, Canberra, ACT (w/ Something For Kate)
Oct. 26: The Village Green Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, SA (w/ Spiderbait & Bad//Dreems)
Oct. 28: Perth Arena, Perth, WA (w/ Spiderbait)
Nov. 1: Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart, TAS (w/ The Jezabels)
Nov. 3: Gateway Lakes, Wodonga, VIC (w/ The Living End)
Nov. 4: Hanging Rock, Mt Macedon, VIC (w/ John Butler Trio, Something for Kate)
Nov. 6: Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC (w/ The Jezabels & Adalita)
Nov. 8: Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC (w/ The Jezabels & Adalita)
Nov. 11: The Domain, Sydney, NSW (w/ John Butler Trio & A.B.Original)
Nov. 13: WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, NSW (w/ Abbe May)
Nov. 17: The Doman, Sydney, NSW (w/ John Butler Trio & A.B.Original)

 

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