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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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