Midnight Oil announces A Day on the Green, shows Rod Laver Arena

Midnight Oil is one of the most ‘Australian’ rock bands this country has ever produced. Born from the Australian pub rock scene that gave us AC / DC, Cold Chisel and INXS, the Oils were able to break out of that scene without compromising on themselves in any way.

Now the iconic Australian rockers are on their way one last time next year and end their five-year reunion chapter with their final tour in Australia in support of a new and 15th record, Withstand, coming out in 2022.

The tour kicks off in Newcastle in February with 14 major outdoor and arena shows on the initial schedule, with The Oils playing their final farewell concert in their hometown of Sydney on 21 April. As part of the farewell tour, the band will perform with two Victorian concerts. one day at the green shows, one at Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong on March 5th and at All Saints Estate, Rutherglen on March 12th. They will also perform at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne between the two outdoor shows on 9 March.

In addition to these shows, the band has already announced special performances in Tasmania for Mona Foma 2022 and for Byron Bay Bluesfest next Easter.

What you need to know

  • Midnight Oil will complete their last Australian tour ever in February-April 2022.
  • The Oils return to Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong on March 5 as part of the tour
  • The band has also announced their new album, Withstand, featuring the latest single, ‘Rising Seas’.

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Midnight Oil, who made a musical comeback in 2017, announced big news Friday morning and gave fans news of an upcoming album, Withstand, before they reveal, the corresponding tour will be their last shows together. As an expression of the end of an era, each of the members will continue their own projects in the years to come and remain very open to recording new music together in the future and supporting purposes they believe in. But this will be their last trip.

“We all know that time refuses to stand still for anyone, but after many years together, the band’s spirit is deep, the music and words are strong, and our ideas and actions are as brave as we can make them,” said lead singer Peter Garrett in a statement. announces the last trip.

“We have reached people in ways we never imagined. Our desire to create and speak out is unbridled.

“We hope everyone who hears this album and comes to one of the shows will come from there charged about the future of the planet and say ‘why stop now?’. Have always tackled every turn as if it were the last – this time will be in fact. ”

Withstand, which was introduced with the flammable single ‘Rising Seas’ ahead of the COP26 climate summit earlier this month, will be released in February and features Oils’ latest studio recordings with beloved bassist Bones Hillman. Hillman died in November last year the same weekend that their First Nations collaboration, The Makarrata Project, debuted as No. 1 on the ARIA charts.

Prior to his passing, he encouraged his bandmates Garrett, Rob Hirst, Jim Moginie and Martin Rotsey to continue with their record and tour plans, and they recruited Adam Ventoura to fill his role on their Makarrata Live tour in Australia earlier this year, where de Olier takes to the Mt Duneed Estate for one of the first major live music events in the region.

Withstand will be an appropriate, forward-looking statement for a band whose clarion call has always been “it is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees”. The tour will see them perform classic Midnight Oil songs from their entire repertoire, while also showing some urgent new works. As the title makes very clear, Withstand engages in the problems of today and tomorrow – as the main single Rising Seas which tackles the climate crisis in a typically uncompromising way.

“A huge thank you to all our fans around the world. We’ve shared so much together from the swell pubs of Sydney to magical nights under the starry sky. Your energy took us longer than we could have ever dreamed of,” adds Martin Rotsey.

“To those at the front of the maelstrom, those at the back of the room who sing from the heart, and all those on stage, backstage and at home, who helped do everything possible, we send our thanks.”

See the full tour dates below.

A DAY IN THE GREEN
Sat 26 Feb 2022 Heifer Station, Orange, NSW (Lic. All Ages)
Sat, March 5, 2022 Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong, VIC (Lic. All Ages)
Sat 12 March 2022 All Saints Estate, Rutherglen, VIC (Lic. All Ages)
Sat, March 26, 2022 Nikola Estate, Swan Valley, WA (Lic. All Ages)

Border Center
us Feb 23, 2022 Newcastle Entertainment Center, Newcastle, NSW
on March 2, 2022 WIN Entertainment Center, Wollongong, NSW
Wed 9 March 2022 Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Sat, March 30, 2022 Adelaide Entertainment Center, Adelaide, SA
Sat, April 2, 2022 Darwin Amphitheater, Darwin, NT
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 Convention Center Arena, Cairns, NT
Sat 9 April 2022 Sunshine Coast Stadium, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD
Tue 19 April 2022 Stage 88, Canberra, ACT
Thursday, April 21, 2022 Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW

A day at the green membership pre-sale starts from kl. 11.00 local time on Tuesday 30 November before the General Public sale starts at 12.00 local time on Wednesday 1 December. Tickets from adayonthegreen.com.au/midnight oil

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