February 24, 2017

Midnight Oil Announces First World Tour In Fifteen Years

17 February 2017, 01:51 | Winston Chapman

Peter Garrett of Midnight Oil. STR

Peter Garrett of Midnight Oil

Midnight Oil's Australian dates include every capital city, as well as shows in Alice Springs, Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton, the Sunshine Coast, Coffs Harbour, the Hunter Valley, Wodonga, Hanging Rock and Wollongong.

The band announced on Friday a new world tour from April to November this year, including the New Zealand dates.

The rockers will be undertaking over 50 gigs around the world as part of The Great Circle World Tour, heading to South America, North America, Europe and the United Kingdom and New Zealand, with the tour settling back in Australia around October/November this year across 18 shows.

Midnight Oil today revealed it would embark on a six-month world tour before returning to Australia for 18 concerts across October and November.

Australian rock-band Midnight Oil are set to play New Zealand.

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The band are famous for songs such as Beds Are Burning and Blue Sky Mine.

The band will also release three new box sets of CDs, including rare material.

The band's frontman Peter Garrett - a former Australian government minister between 2007 and 2013 - said the group would not shy away from speaking their mind, taking a swipe at new US President Donald Trump.

Tickets are available from Ticketmaster from 2pm on Monday, February 27.

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