September 5, 2022

Show reviews from Spark Arena, Auckland NZ


“Midnight Oil has always performed with a focused and righteous anger, rather than the flailing, sputtering outrage that seems to be everywhere online these days. They sing fierce, pointed songs, but even at their sternest it’s always felt to me like the Oils balanced that out with a core of compassion.” – Radio New Zealand (Click to read full review)


“It was supposed to be their swansong. Instead Midnight Oil looked and sounded like a band at the peak of their powers.

The group played the second New Zealand gig of their final tour in front of a rapturous audience at Spark Arena in Auckland on Saturday night.” – (Click to read full review)


“Despite the doom and gloom of global news updates, there was nothing gloomy about the thought-provoking rock performance that Midnight Oil put on at Spark Arena last night.

Touring to celebrate the release of their latest album, RESIST – Midnight Oil, one of Australia’s (and the world’s) most beloved bands gave Aotearoa a belated, but warmly received performance.” – Ambient Light Blog (Click to read full review + view photo gallery)


August 24, 2022

‘Music In The House’ Raises Over $100k

Music workers in particular, and arts workers in general, face all sorts of urgent challenges after being largely unable to ply their trade due to the pandemic. Support Act provides important help to the needy in that community, so we were very pleased to lend a hand to their lifesaving fundraising efforts, which raised well over $100k.

August 17, 2022

Music In The House Returns to celebrate Midnight Oil + Exclusive Memorabilia up for Auction

Midnight Oil will be honoured with this year’s prestigious Excellence in the Community Award at Support Act‘s ‘Music In The House’ fundraising event on Tuesday 23 August.
A highlight of the celebration will be an online auction of Midnight Oil memorabilia, including a specially created Fender Vintera ’50s Telecaster wrapped in a custom print of Midnight Oil’s 10-1 album artwork, the actual surfboard used to promote the Scream in Blue live album, watercolour prints of the band at soundcheck by artist Christabel Blackman and some rare vinyl from Rob Hirst’s personal collection.
Both the auction and raffle are open to the public to bid or buy from now until 9pm, Tuesday 23 August at
Support Act is the music industry’s charity, delivering crisis relief services to crew, artists, artist managers, and music workers across all genres who are unable to work due to ill health, injury, a mental health problem or some other crisis, such as COVID-19.