Tag: Midnight Oil

Midnight Oil digs deep with 29-song set to open ‘Great Circle’ reunion tour — video

Midnight Oil digs deep with 29-song set to open ‘Great Circle’ reunion tour — video

Midnight Oil formally opened its Great Circle 2017 World Tour in Sydney on Thursday night, playing a 29-song set that balanced the reunited band’s best-known hits with the unexpected — including a near-complete performance of 1978’s Head Injuries. See the full setlist and some fan-shot video.

Midnight Oil plays surprise warm-up gig in Sydney ahead of reunion tour — setlist, video

Midnight Oil plays surprise warm-up gig in Sydney ahead of reunion tour — setlist, video

Midnight Oil recently announced it would kick off its global reunion tour with a “back-to-basics pub gig” in Sydney this week, but have now pre-empted that by playing a surprise warm-up set Sunday night that marks the band’s first public performance in eight years. We’ve got the full setlist and fan-shot video here.

Midnight Oil to kick off worldwide reunion tour with ‘back to basics pub gig’ in Sydney

Midnight Oil to kick off worldwide reunion tour with ‘back to basics pub gig’ in Sydney

As promised, Midnight Oil’s much-anticipated Great Circle 2017 World Tour will open in Australia, with the band having announced what it calls a “back to basics pub gig” in Sydney on April 13 — which means the months-long tour will now begin and end in Australia’s largest city.

Vintage Video: Midnight Oil lights up Alan Thicke’s ‘Thicke of the Night’ in 1984

Vintage Video: Midnight Oil lights up Alan Thicke’s ‘Thicke of the Night’ in 1984

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we turn to the very short-lived late-night talk show “Thicke of the Night,” hosted by the late Alan Thicke, and this 1984 visit by Aussie powerhouse Midnight Oil.
The band — not exactly a well-known act in America at the time — was allowed to perform three songs.

Midnight Oil adds U.S. festival date, moves Vancouver show to larger venue

Midnight Oil adds U.S. festival date, moves Vancouver show to larger venue

A week after suggesting they’d move some sold-out North American shows to larger venues, Midnight Oil has done just that in Vancouver, British Columbia, shifting their gig there from the 900-capacity Commodore Ballroom to the 1,500-capacity Malkin Bowl outdoor amphitheater.

Midnight Oil may move some North American shows to larger venues after tour sells out

Midnight Oil may move some North American shows to larger venues after tour sells out

Following last week’s quick sellout of the North American leg of Midnight Oil’s reunion tour, the band today announced that discussions are underway to “possibly shift some North American shows to larger rooms,” as well as add more dates in Australia and elsewhere in the world.

Midnight Oil announces massive 2017 reunion tour, 3 huge box sets with unreleased music

Midnight Oil announces massive 2017 reunion tour, 3 huge box sets with unreleased music

Midnight Oil today unveiled plans for their long-awaited reunion, announcing a world tour that will take the band to North and South America, Europe and the U.K., and New Zealand and Australia this year — plus the release of three different box sets, including one that promises 14 hours of previously unheard and rare material.

‘A busy year ahead’: Midnight Oil poised to announce reunion tour later this week

‘A busy year ahead’: Midnight Oil poised to announce reunion tour later this week

Australian rock powerhouse Midnight Oil is expected to announce details on Friday of its promised reunion tour, shows that would mark the band’s first performances together since 2009’s Sound Relief concerts to benefit the victims of that year’s bushfires. It’s not clear what the band has planned, but it’s promising “a busy year ahead.”

Midnight Oil to reissue 10 remastered CDs, finally release ‘Black Rain Falls’ on DVD

Midnight Oil to reissue 10 remastered CDs, finally release ‘Black Rain Falls’ on DVD

Midnight Oil this month will release for the first time remastered CDs of the band’s full catalog from 1978 to 1993 — the group’s first eight full-length albums, plus two EPs — and also will finally issue its 1990 VHS release “Black Rain Falls” on DVD and digitally.

Video: Midnight Oil’s Peter Garrett, Jim Moginie join Hunters & Collectors onstage

Video: Midnight Oil’s Peter Garrett, Jim Moginie join Hunters & Collectors onstage

Last night, Hunters & Collectors brought its 2014 tour to Sydney for the first of two club dates at the Enmore Theatre, and treated fans to an encore surprise, inviting Peter Garrett and Jim Moginie of Midnight Oil onstage to help blast through a cover of The Saints’ “Know Your Product.”

New releases: Midnight Oil, Iggy Pop, Hüsker Dü’s Grant Hart, Lone Justice

New releases: Midnight Oil, Iggy Pop, Hüsker Dü’s Grant Hart, Lone Justice

This week’s new releases include CD “vinyl replica” reissues from Midnight Oil and Iggy Pop, plus a first-time vinyl release of Grant Hart’s 1999 solo album ‘Good News for Modern Man’ and a live-in-the-studio set from Lone Justice recorded in 1983.

Midnight Oil quashes reunion talk as band’s longtime manager Gary Morris quits

Midnight Oil quashes reunion talk as band’s longtime manager Gary Morris quits

Just days after manager Gary Morris told Australian media that Midnight Oil had been offered up to $200,000 per show to reunite and tour the U.S., the band has issued a statement saying it had no current plans to reform in the wake of Peter Garrett’s newfound unemployment, and that Morris was resigning his position.

Midnight Oil’s Peter Garrett resigns Australian ministry post, won’t seek re-election

Midnight Oil’s Peter Garrett resigns Australian ministry post, won’t seek re-election

Following a Labor Party shakeup today that ousted Australia’s first female prime minister, former Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett has announced he is leaving government, as he resigns his position as Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth and won’t seek re-election.

New releases: Iggy and The Stooges, Melvins, Blow Monkeys, Big Country, Midnight Oil

New releases: Iggy and The Stooges, Melvins, Blow Monkeys, Big Country, Midnight Oil

This week’s new releases include brand-new studio albums from Iggy and The Stooges (‘Ready to Die’), The Blow Monkeys (‘Feels Like a New Morning’) and Big Country (‘The Journey’), plus a Melvins cover album (‘Everybody Loves Sausages’) and a Midnight Oil best-of (‘Essential Oils’).