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Powderfinger Announce Farewell Tour

Written by Nell Greco on April 9, 2010

After several months of premature speculation in the media, Powderfinger have announced they will be splitting up after their coming ‘Sunsets’ tour.

Front man Bernard Fanning sat centre at the press conference, surrounded by his fellow band mates and made the announcement after details of the tour had been given. The wordsmith read aloud (with some unease) a media release and by way of explanation, said the band had achieved musically, all that they wanted.

The ‘Fingers, as they’re endearingly known, have made an incredibly rich contribution to the Australian music scene over the last fifteen years and helped revive a live music industry that was almost in the grave. Along with that achievement, they’ve also won sixteen ARIA Awards, released seven studio albums, two DVD’s and a live album. They’re continuing to show their generosity on the ‘Sunsets’ tour by teaming up with Yalari, an organisation that assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from regional, rural and remote communities receive the highest levels of education available in Australian boarding schools.

During September and October, the ‘Fingers will play 21 dates across all states and territories and will be supported by The Vines for three gigs and Jet for the remainder of the tour. Expect to hear tracks from their seven albums (they’re not going to re-live ‘Parables…’) and rather than a tear-fest, the tour is set to be a celebration with their fans. They’ve also admitted they have no plans to follow John Farnham’s ‘Last Time Tour’ marketing strategies – these boys mean business. See you in the front row.

‘Sunsets’ Farewell Tour Dates

Featuring Jet & The Vines

Wednesday 1st September

Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle

w/ The Vines

Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Friday 3rd September

Gold Coast Convention Centre, Gold Coast

w/ The Vines

Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Saturday 4th September

Riverstage, Brisbane

w/ The Vines

Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100

Tuesday 7th September

Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre, Tamworth

Tickets available from Tourism Tamworth: www.visittamworth.com, 02 6767 5300 or in person at Cnr. Peel and Murray Streets, Tamworth

Thursday 9th September

Win Entertainment Centre, Wollongong

Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Friday 10th September

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Tuesday 14th September

Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart

Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100

Thursday 16th September

Memorial Drive, Adelaide

Tickets available from www.venuetix.com.au or (08) 8225 8888

Saturday 18th September

Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney

Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100

Friday 24th September

Supreme Court Gardens, Perth

Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849, www.heatseeker.com.au + usual outlets

Sunday 26th September

Gardens Amphitheatre, Darwin

Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849, www.darwinentertainment.com.au or 08 8980 3333 or in person at D.E.C box office & outlets

Tuesday 28th September

Convention Centre, Cairns

Tickets available from www.ticketlink.com.au or 07 4031 9555

Friday 1st October

Entertainment Centre, Townsville

Tickets available from the venue, www.tecc.net.au or 07 4771 4000

Sunday 3rd October

Showgrounds, Mackay

Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849, Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre: www.mackaytix.com.au or 07 4961 9777 or in person at M.E.C.C & Anarchy Clothing, Mackay (07 4957 3803)

Thursday 7th October

Showgrounds, Rockhampton

Tickets available from www.pilbeamtheatre.com.au or 07 4927 4111

Friday 8th October

Caloundra Music Festival, Kings Beach

Tickets available from www.caloundramusicfestival.com (Day + Full Event Tickets) or www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849 (Powderfinger show day only)

Saturday 9th October

University of Southern Qld, Toowoomba

Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849 or in person at Bon Amici Café, Toowoomba (07 4632 4533)

Tuesday 12th October

University of Canberra

Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849 or in person at Landspeed Records (02 6248 9220)

Wednesday 13th October

Sports Ground, Albury

Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849 or in person at Leading Edge, Albury (02 6021 4471), Mega’s Music, Wodonga (02 6056 1044) or Indigo Central, Beechworth (03 5728 1002)

Friday 15th October

Showgrounds, Bendigo

Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849 or in person at New Generation, Bendigo (03 5442 6512)

Saturday 16th October

North Gardens, Ballarat

Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849 or in person at New Generation, Ballarat (03 5333 2444)

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