Midnight Oil to return to the U.S. in August for ‘final four’ additional concerts

Just two dates into the North American leg of their worldwide reunion tour, Midnight Oil this morning announced the band will return to the U.S. in late August for “a final four special shows” in Los Angeles, New York, Minneapolis and Cleveland.

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The Oils already are playing two shows in New York and one in Los Angeles on the current 13-date North American trek, and say the decision to add additional dates at larger venues in those cities (see full dates below) is meant to combat ticket scalping.

The band says:

“This unusual decision to announce return plays in those two cities before the first gigs have even happened is driven by the band’s desire to frustrate scalpers. Rather than paying inflated prices via resellers to attend the imminent May shows, fans now have the option of buying normal tickets to attend these summer dates.”

Minneapolis and Cleveland were not on the original itinerary. It would appear there’s ample room in the band’s schedule for additional U.S. shows in August, but these are being billed as the “final four.”

Ticket pre-sales begin at 10 a.m. local time Tuesday (sign up at midnightoil.com for passwords, which will be sent a half-hour prior). General on-sale is 10 a.m. local time Friday for all four shows.

See the band’s full tour dates below.

 

Midnight Oil tour dates:

NORTH AMERICA
May 9: The Fillmore, 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 21: Colours of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic
July 23: Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK

SOUTH AFRICA
July 29: Marks Park Sports Club, Emmarentia, Johannesburg, South Africa

SINGAPORE
Aug. 16: The Star Theatre, Singapore

UNITED STATES
Aug. 19: Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Aug. 21: Terminal 5, New York, NY
Aug. 27: House of Blues, Cleveland, OH
Aug. 29: First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

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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