Tag: Midnight Oil

Midnight Oil announces North American, European dates for “The Final Tour”

Midnight Oil announces North American, European dates for “The Final Tour”

Midnight Oil today announced nine North American concerts and four shows in Europe as part of what’s being billed as the Australian rock legends’ final tour.

Midnight Oil to bring final tour to North America, Europe this summer

Midnight Oil to bring final tour to North America, Europe this summer

Midnight Oil released its 13th studio album Resist yesterday, and teased fans with news they’ll announce summer tour dates in North America and Europe next week.

Midnight Oil debuts “At the Time of Writing” — third song off new album “Resist”

Midnight Oil debuts “At the Time of Writing” — third song off new album “Resist”

Midnight Oil this week debuted the third track off of its forthcoming album Resist, a song called “At the Time of Writing” that is more rocking than its two predecessors.

Midnight Oil announces new album ‘Resist,’ final tour — but not end of the band

Midnight Oil announces new album ‘Resist,’ final tour — but not end of the band

Midnight Oil today announced plans to release its new studio album — a 12-song collection titled Resist — next year and mount what it’s calling the band’s final tour.

Midnight Oil releases climate call to action ‘Rising Seas’ off upcoming studio album

Midnight Oil releases climate call to action ‘Rising Seas’ off upcoming studio album

Midnight Oil today debuted the first single off its forthcoming studio album, an environmental call to action titled “Rising Seas” that the band is releasing.

Midnight Oil playing outdoor shows in Australia next year around ‘Makarrata Project’

Midnight Oil playing outdoor shows in Australia next year around ‘Makarrata Project’

Midnight Oil has announced plans to play a short run of outdoor concerts in the reunited band’s native Australia in February and March of next year centered around its new mini-LP The Makarrata Project, a collaboration with First Nation musicians. Full dates and details right here.

Bones Hillman, Midnight Oil’s ‘bassist with the beautiful voice,’ dies of cancer

Bones Hillman, Midnight Oil’s ‘bassist with the beautiful voice,’ dies of cancer

Bones Hillman, who joined Midnight Oil following the recording of its breakthrough album Diesel and Dust and who is described by the band as “the bassist with the beautiful voice,” died on Saturday after a battle with cancer, the group announced on social media. He was 62.

Midnight Oil debuts ‘First Nation’ — 2nd track off ‘The Makarrata Project’ mini LP

Midnight Oil debuts ‘First Nation’ — 2nd track off ‘The Makarrata Project’ mini LP

Midnight Oil has released a music video for the second song released off its upcoming mini-album The Makarrata Project, a collaboration with “our First Nations friends” that marks the Oils’ first new music in 17 years. Fittingly, the song is called “First Nation.” Watch the full video right here.

Midnight Oil debuts video for ‘Gadigal Land’ — off ‘The Makarrata Project’ mini-album

Midnight Oil debuts video for ‘Gadigal Land’ — off ‘The Makarrata Project’ mini-album

Midnight Oil has released a music video for its first new music in 17 years, the song “Gadigal Land,” which is the first single off the group’s forthcoming mini-album The Makarrata Project, with “our First Nations friends.” The video was directed and filmed by Robert Hambling at Rancom Street Studios and Oceanic Studio in Sydney.

Listen: Midnight Oil returns with ‘Gadigal Land’ — first new song in 17 years

Listen: Midnight Oil returns with ‘Gadigal Land’ — first new song in 17 years

Midnight Oil is back with its first new music in 17 years, a song called “Gadigal Land” that’s the first single off the group’s forthcoming mini-album The Makarrata Project that was recorded in collaboration with “our First Nations friends.” You can hear the full song right here.

Midnight Oil to release ‘Gadigal Land’ — first new song in 17 years — this week

Midnight Oil to release ‘Gadigal Land’ — first new song in 17 years — this week

Midnight Oil this week will release the reunited band’s first new music in 17 years, a song called “Gadigal Land” that is the first single to debut from the group’s forthcoming mini-album The Makarrata Project that was recorded in collaboration with “our First Nations friends.” Full details right here.

Listen: Amanda Palmer and friends cover Midnight Oil’s ‘Beds Are Burning’ for bushfire charity

Listen: Amanda Palmer and friends cover Midnight Oil’s ‘Beds Are Burning’ for bushfire charity

Musician and activist Amanda Palmer has just released a rush-recorded, eight-song charity album in response to the devastating Australian bushfires, and you can hear its lead-off single — a cover of Midnight Oil’s “Beds Are Burning” with vocals by Missy Higgins — right here. Full details and such.

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: Feb. 15-21, 2020

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: Feb. 15-21, 2020

Our good friends at Strangeways Radio are putting together a new week-in-review video that will recap the news posted at Slicing Up Eyeballs and on the Strangeways site throughout the preceding week, hosted by Velvet Rebel. News this week about Morrissey, Bauhaus, Midnight Oil, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and more.

Midnight Oil to release 2 new albums this year, tour internationally into 2021

Midnight Oil to release 2 new albums this year, tour internationally into 2021

Midnight Oil is planning to release not one but two new musical projects this year, beginning with an eight-song mini-album called The Makaratta Project recorded with “some of our First Nations friends” to be released this summer, followed by a proper Oils studio album due out later in the year, according to the band’s website.