Tag: Peter Garrett

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.

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 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.

‘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 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.

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.