Tag: Midnight Oil

Midnight Oil debuts new song, performs ‘Diesel and Dust’ in full at Australian concerts

Midnight Oil debuts new song, performs ‘Diesel and Dust’ in full at Australian concerts

Midnight Oil played a pair of small Australian concerts in recent days ahead of a short run of European dates, and treated fans to both the debut of the band’s first new song in 16 years and the group’s first full-album performance of Diesel and Dust in its native country. Hear the new song right here.

Midnight Oil plans to record new music later this year for possible 2020 release

Midnight Oil plans to record new music later this year for possible 2020 release

Midnight Oil has confirmed it will return to the recording studio later this year, with the band’s drummer Rob Hirst saying their live reunion “was such a positive experience that it made us even hungrier to get back to making new music together.” Full details right here, including the latest tour dates.

Midnight Oil live set from 1997’s ‘Breathe’ tour to receive vinyl Record Store Day release

Midnight Oil live set from 1997’s ‘Breathe’ tour to receive vinyl Record Store Day release

A live set recorded at Walt Disney World during Midnight Oil’s U.S. tour in support of 1997 album Breathe will receive a limited-edition double-vinyl release — one LP will be red, the other white — on Record Store Day in the United States next month. Full details including tracklist and artwork right here.

Midnight Oil continues reunion, announces 2019 concerts in U.K., Europe and Australia

Midnight Oil continues reunion, announces 2019 concerts in U.K., Europe and Australia

After taking the last year off, the reformed Midnight Oil will head back out on the road in 2019, announcing Monday a run of 11 dates in the U.K., Ireland and Europe next summer along with a July festival appearance in the band’s native Australia. Full dates posted right here.

This week’s new releases: Midnight Oil’s live reunion album, J Mascis, Gary Numan, Big Country

This week’s new releases: Midnight Oil’s live reunion album, J Mascis, Gary Numan, Big Country

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted.  This week’s releases include titles Midnight Oil, Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis, Gary Numan and Big Country.

‘Midnight Oil 1984’ documentary to screen in U.S. theaters next month — see full trailer

‘Midnight Oil 1984’ documentary to screen in U.S. theaters next month — see full trailer

The new documentary chronicling Midnight Oil’s pivotal year of 1984 — which saw the release of Red Sails in the Sunset and Peter Garrett’s failed run for the Australian Senate as a Nuclear Disarmament Party candidate — will screen later next month in select U.S. theaters. Full dates and trailer right here.

Watch: Patti Smith preaches eco-justice with cover of Midnight Oil’s ‘Beds Are Burning’

Watch: Patti Smith preaches eco-justice with cover of Midnight Oil’s ‘Beds Are Burning’

No stranger to interpreting other artists’ work, Patti Smith in recent weeks has taken to covering Midnight Oil’s 1987 crossover smash “Beds are Burning” in concert, leading up to the familiar song with her own 3-minute spoken-word intro about the Aboriginal people of Australia. Watch it here.

‘Midnight Oil 1984’ documentary to screen in Australian theaters, worldwide — watch trailer

‘Midnight Oil 1984’ documentary to screen in Australian theaters, worldwide — watch trailer

A new documentary chronicling Midnight Oil’s pivotal year of 1984 — which saw the release of Red Sails in the Sunset and Peter Garrett’s failed run for the Australian Senate as a Nuclear Disarmament Party candidate — will screen in Australian theaters in May before an international rollout.

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

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. After that? “Who knows.”

Watch: Midnight Oil covers The Clash’s ‘London Calling’ on Joe Strummer’s birthday

Watch: Midnight Oil covers The Clash’s ‘London Calling’ on Joe Strummer’s birthday

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. Watch the Oils’ cover of “London Calling” here.

New releases: Box sets from Kraftwerk and Midnight Oil, new The Charlatans album

New releases: Box sets from Kraftwerk and Midnight Oil, new The Charlatans album

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s releases include new box sets from Kraftwerk and Midnight Oil, and a new Charlatans record.

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

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. See the band’s full tour dates here.

Midnight Oil details huge new 12-disc box set: Demos, rarities, B-sides, hours of live video

Midnight Oil details huge new 12-disc box set: Demos, rarities, B-sides, hours of live video

Back in February, when Midnight Oil announced its global reunion tour, the band also revealed plans for not one but three giant box sets: a collection of the band’s 13 albums and EPs on vinyl, another compiling those releases on CD plus a DVD of videos, and a third featuring a truckload of unreleased material.

New releases: Nick Cave, Blondie, Afghan Whigs, Slowdive, Suicide Commandos

New releases: Nick Cave, Blondie, Afghan Whigs, Slowdive, Suicide Commandos

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s releases include Midnight Oil, Nick Cave, Blondie, Afghan Whigs, Slowdive and more