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May 19, 2017

MIDNIGHT OIL ANNOUNCE NEW CANADIAN SHOWS

CANADA: Midnight Oil today announce they’re headed back to the Great White North this summer for an encore of special performances on “The Great Circle 2017” World Tour.

Wed 23 Aug, Place Des Arts | Montreal ON
Fri 25 Aug, Budweiser Stage | Toronto QC
Thu 31, Aug MTS Centre | Winnipeg MB
Sat 2 Sept, BMO Centre | Calgary AB
Sun 3 Sep, Shaw Convention Centre | Edmonton AB

The band will be joined by rocker Matthew Good on all of the Canadian dates and acclaimed Australia rock band The Living End will join the bill on the Toronto show date.

Ticket pre-sale starts 10:00am (local time) TODAY (Fri 19 May). Pre-sale password will be sent to Midnight Oil’s mailing list at 9:30am EST today (Fri 19 May), sign up via www.midnightoil.com/mailing-list.

General public on sale 10:00am (local time) Fri 26 May. Visit www.midnightoil.com/tour-dates for ticketing links and more info.


Photo: Sean Hersch
May 18, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING VINYL BOXSET

It’s been brought to our attention that “Stars Of Warburton” mistakenly appears twice on Side A of “Blue Sky Mining” LP in the Vinyl Box. Therefore, a new and corrected pressing of that record is being done right now. No more vinyl will ship anywhere until this glitch has been corrected. As a result, all international releases of The Vinyl Box will now move back by several weeks – please check with your local retailer for your new in-store dates.
 
People who pre-ordered the Vinyl Box via www.midnightoil.com should already have received an email about this. People who have already bought a box set through a retailer should contact them for a replacement. Sorry for any inconvenience.
May 16, 2017

Postcards from USA: Part 1

After their first week in the U.S. in 15 years, Midnight Oil rolled into New York City last weekend for two unforgettable shows at Webster Hall. Back in the ’80s this iconic space in East Village was a postpunk venue called The Ritz and it hosted one of the band’s very first major U.S. plays so it was a kind of homecoming.

In keeping with their promise to play as much of their catalog as possible over the course of this tour, the two NY gigs each opened with 10 completely different songs.

Gigs in Atlanta and Memphis had launched the tour with a bang on the weekend prior and were followed by a strongly themed set in the Washington D.C. area just a few hours after the FBI Director had been fired. Boston saw the band playing literally in the shadow of Fenway Park (legendary home of the Red Sox baseball team).

Over just its first month, ‘The Great Circle 2017’ World Tour has already seen the band rotate 79 songs though their sets. That hasn’t stopped some fans bringing signs to shows containing requests though and in Boston they even let the crowd pick the encore.

Here are some photos from the road:


Photo: Lesley Holland

Bones on-stage for his Birthday at Beale Street Music Festival, Memphis TN 5/7

 


Boston gig at the House of Blues, opposite Fenway Park 5/11

 


A fan outside House of Blues in Boston 5/11

 


Soundcheck in Boston 5/11

 


Boston setlist 5/11

 


Backstage in New York 5/13

 


New York night #1 setlist 5/13

 


Backstage with Bones

 


Rob and Peter catching up with a fan

 


New York night #2 5/14

 


Photo: Adam Block

Fans have started bringing signs to request songs for encore. 2nd New York show was closed with ‘Hercules’ 5/14

 


Thank you, New York 5/14