Iconic Australian rock band Midnight Oil today announced two intimate gigs for late May. These will be the Oils’ only Australian concerts for 2019 apart from their headlining appearance at the world’s most remote music festival, The Big Red Bash, near Birdsville on July 18.

Tickets for the two warm up shows at Anita’s in Wollongong on Thursday 23 May andCanberra’s Royal Theatre on Monday 27 May will go on sale to members of Midnight Oil’s mailing list from 2pm AEST on Tuesday 9 April. Given the unusually small size of these venues they are expected to sell out quickly. A second batch will then be available to the general public from 10am on Friday 12 April. Strict anti-scalping measures will be in place for both dates and further ticketing information is detailed below. As always, fans are strongly advised to avoid using search engines like Google to find tickets as they steer buyers to unscrupulous and expensive overseas resellers. Instead fans should avoid getting ripped off by simply clicking the links to the official ticket agencies atmidnightoil.com/tour.

Appropriately for a band who are longtime advocates for First Nations peoples, the Canberra show will take place on Reconciliation Day, which is a public holiday in the A.C.T.

“Meaningful steps towards reconciliation are long overdue, including a whole of government response to the Uluru Declaration, so it will be good to be in Canberra on this important date to kick up a fuss and help get the issue back on track,” said the band’s frontman, Peter Garrett.

Special guests for the Wollongong show will be local experimental pop band Shining Bird, while acclaimed Darwin singer-songwriter Leah Flanagan will open proceedings in Canberra.

In other big news the Oils have also confirmed rumours that they hope to track some new music for possible release in 2020. If all goes to plan these would be their first recordings since 2001. At this stage it is not known whether a new song or two will be previewed at some point during their tour, but the band currently plans to head straight into the studio when they come off the road.

Oils drummer Rob Hirst said,
“We’ve been talking about recording again for years but The Great Circle Tour in 2017 was such a positive experience that it made us even hungrier to get back to making new music together. It’s a bit early to know what might come out of it yet – we’re just looking forward to getting back into that creative mode.”

MAY 2019

With special guests Shining Bird (Wollongong) & Leah Flanagan (Canberra)
Presented by Frontier Touring

via frontiertouring.com/midnightoil
Begins: Tuesday 9 April (2pm AEST)
Ends: Wednesday 10 April (2pm AEST)
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted

via midnightoil.com
Begins: Tuesday 9 April (2pm AEST)
Ends: Wednesday 10 April (2pm AEST)
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted

Begins: Friday 12 April (10am local time)

Thursday 23 May            
Anita’s Theatre | Wollongong, NSW

With special guests Shining Bird
Lic. Over 18 (minors must be accompanied by parent/guardian)
ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100
Monday 27 May            
Royal Theatre | Canberra, ACT

With special guest Leah Flanagan
Lic. Over 18 (minors must be accompanied by parent/guardian)
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849


Thursday 18 July            
Big Red Bash | Birdsville, QLD

All Ages
Tickets via bigredbash.com.au
All tickets include 3 day unlimited access to festival site plus 4 nights camping
on site

JUNE & JULY 2019

Full details and tickets via midnightoil.com    

Sun 9 Jun          O2 Apollo | Manchester, England
Tue 11 Jun         Olympia | Dublin, Ireland
Thu 13 Jun         O2 Brixton Academy | London, England
Sat 15 Jun          Festi’neuch Openair Festival | Neuchatel, Switzerland
Mon 17 Jun        Stadtpark | Hamburg, Germany
Wed 19 Jun        Porta Nigra | Trier, Germany
Fri 21 Jun           Zeltfestival | Mannheim, Germany
Sat 22 Jun          Rock the Ring | Hinwil, Switzerland
Thu 27 Jun         Grand Rex | Paris, France
Sat 29 Jun          Festival Retro C Trop | Tilloloy, France
Mon 1 Jul           Tollwood Festival | Munich, Germany
Wed 3 Jul           Killesberg | Stuttgart, Germany
Fri 5 Jul              Rock Zottegem | Zottegem, Belgium
Sat 6 Jul             Zitadelle | Mainz, Germany
Tue 9 Jul            Les Nuits De Fourviere Festival | Lyon, France
Thu 11 Jul          Guitare en Scene Festival | Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, France
Sat 13 Jul           Amphitheatre | Gelsenkirchen, Germany

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