Legendary Australian band Midnight Oil announced today The Great Circle Tour – former politician Peter Garrett said “your musical heart never stops beating” and drummer and lyricist Rob Hirst confirmed that new songs were being worked on, suggesting “there’s a lot to sing about these days”.
A secret pub-gig in Sydney will launch the world tour – Sydney is the spiritual home of Midnight Oil.
The full tour will kick off in late April of this year. Starting in South America before taking in USA/Canada, Europe/UK, Australia and New Zealand…with two New Zealand dates scheduled for September (Saturday 8 Sept, Vector Arena, Auckland and Monday 11 Sept, Horncastle Arena, Christchurch). The tour concludes in Australia in October/November.
Scheduled for May is a series of box-sets featuring vinyl reissues and rarities – see her for details and pre-order opportunities.
The tour celebrates 40 years since Midnight Oil’s formation and the first full band tour since the early 2000s.