The reunited Midnight Oil is back in the U.S. for a short second round of dates on its Great Circle 2017 world tour, a run of shows that brought the band to New York City’s Terminal 5 on Aug. 21 — a date that would have been the late Joe Strummer’s 65th birthday.
To mark the occasion, the Oils segued from a performance of “Truganini” right into a fevered cover of The Clash’s “London Calling,” a fitting marriage of two politically minded bands.
Check out that performance below via YouTube uploader Luis Lopez.
The Oils wrap up their short U.S. encore tonight in Minneapolis.
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