Midnight Oil | Photo by Matyas Theuer
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, a trek now underway Down Under in support of the band’s just-released 13th studio album Resist.
The North American leg opens June 1 in Vancouver, B.C., with shows in Oakland, Calif., Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, New York City and Philadelphia before wrapping up on June 25 in Oxon Hill, Md., just outside of Washington, D.C. The European leg follows in July with shows in Berlin, Leipzig, Germany, London and Paris.
See full dates below.
Tickets for the North American shows go on sale Friday, March 4, but there’ll be a presale next week, with information being sent to fans who sign up through the band’s website. Head over to midnightoil.com for full ticket and presale information on all the North American and European shows.
The Warne Livesey-produced Resist was released digitally on Feb. 18, and it appears CD and vinyl releases will follow in early March and April, respectively.
The Oils recorded Resist alongside 2020’s The Makarrata Project — a collaboration with First Nation musicians — pre-COVID, and prior to the death in 2020 of bassist Bones Hillman, who appears on the new record. (Bassist Adam Ventoura is touring with the Oils.)
The band last month began what it’s advertising as its final tour, consisting of more than 20 headlining and festival dates in Australia and New Zealand through May. The Oils insist this does not mark the end of the band, just the end of touring.
Midnight Oil tour dates
Feb. 26: Heifer Station, Orange, NSW
March 2: WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, NSW
March 5: Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong, VIC
March 9: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
March 12: All Saints Estate, Rutherglen, VIC
March 26: ikola Estate, Swan Valley, WA
March 30: Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, SA
April 2: Darwin Amphitheatre, Darwin, NT
April 6: Convention Centre Arena, Cairns, QLD
April 9: Sunshine Coast Stadium, Sunshine Coast, QLD
April 13: Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD
April 15: Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
April 19: Stage 88, Canberra, ACT
April 21: Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW
May 7: Christchurch Arena, Christchurch
May 10: TSB Arena, Wellington
May 13: Spark Arena, Auckland
June 1: Malkin Bowl, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
June 4: Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA, USA
June 7: Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA, USA
June 10: Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL, USA
June 13: Massey Hall, Toronto, ON, Canada
June 16: Roadrunner, Boston, MA, USA
June 19: Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY, USA
June 22: Franklin Music Hall, Philadelphia, PA, USA
June 25: The Theatre at National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD, USA
July 4: Berlin Zitadelle, Berlin, Germany
July 6: Leipzig Parkbühne, Leipzig, Germany
July 9: Camden Roadhouse, London, UK
July 12: L’Olympia, Paris, France
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Sigh…another North American tour with no shows within a thousand miles…
I’m happy to say I got a ticket to Boston, having missed out last time. Houston, I hope you get a chance somehow!