Midnight Oil filmed, recorded Sydney shows for possible release. After that? ‘Who knows?!’

Midnight Oil last week wrapped its mammoth Great Circle 2017 worldwide reunion tour, playing to more than 500,000 people at concerts over the past seven months. But fans who didn’t catch it, or those who want to re-live it, are in luck: the band says it may release a live document next year.

This is hardly uprising news for such endeavors, but, in a Facebook note posted this week about the tour’s end, the band confirms that it filmed and recorded its two concerts — on Nov. 11, and then the tour’s final show, on Nov. 17 — at The Domain in Sydney. “Some of that material may be released in some form next year,” the band says. “Watch this space for more details.”

According to the band’s note, the 2017 reunion tour took the Oils to 16 countries across five continents, performing 106 different songs, including 11 covers, during the outing.

The tour took a toll, in particular, on guitarist Jim Moginie, who, during one of the final shows in Australia, “took a tumble” on stage, and, in an attempt to shield his guitar, managed to tear his hamstring completely off the bone. He performed the final four concerts “fully seated and in considerable pain.”

Finally, the Oils address the big question: “For everyone wondering what’s next … who knows?!”

Read the band’s full note below.

 

 

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