Midnight Oil To Add New Shows To Aussie Tour After 8 Sell Out In “Phenomenal” Ticket Rush

UPDATE: 01/03/17: Midnight Oil have added new Sydney and Melbourne shows to their 2017 world tour. Details below.

ORIGINAL STORY: Oh, the power and the passion of Midnight Oil and their fans! The legendary homegrown act are set to add more dates to the Aussie leg of their whopping The Great Circle 2017 world tour after eight of them sold-out on the first day of ticket sales.

Extra shows are set to be added in Sydney & Melbourne this November after rabid fans snapped up all the allocated tickets to the previously-announced shows in both cities, while the band’s dates in Kuranda, Hunter Valley, Macedon Ranges, Canberra, Wollongong and one of the two announced Brisbane have also sold-the-fark-out.

A statement from the Oils’ camp has described the demand as “phenomenal”, with over 200,000 tickets grabbed in just the first few days of global sales and the band already selling out 25 venues across the planet, including their entire North American run:

Meanwhile, Aussie tour promoters Frontier are also warning local fans who’ve been slow on the uptake to grab their tickets fast, because all Peter Garret & co’s yet-to-be-sold-out shows Down Under are maxing out quicker than you can Read About It.

Dates, venues, line-ups and on-sale times for the two big extra shows to be added in Melbourne and Sydney are currently being finalised, with details to be announced within the next 48 hours. But the Oils are reassuring disappointed punters in both cities that they will get another chance to score tickets to see Peter Garrett do the Peter Garret Dance live in 2017.


Despite so many shows selling out, the band are once again urging fans not to buy any tickets from scalpers.

As part of their wide-ranging efforts to stick it to those price-jacking assholes, the Oils have also deliberately withheld a small number of tickets for each of the currently sold-out Down Under dates, which will be released later this year.

Anxious fans who’ve missed the boat so far are being advised sign up to the Frontier Members mailing list and/or the Midnight Oil mailing list to score notifications about more ticket releases over the coming months.

The Oils are also reminding us that they won’t be mailing out tickets til August, so there’s precisiely zero chance of knowing whether anyone currently scalping tickets to any of their sold-out shows online is even legit.

Catch all the updated info for Midnight Oil’s The Great Circle 2017 Australian Tour, below.

UPDATE 28/02/17: Scalpers are selling Midnight Oil tickets for almost $1,000 online.

Watch: Midnight Oil ‘The Great Circle’ World Tour Teaser

Midnight Oil 2017 ‘The Great Circle Tour’ Australian Dates

New Melbourne and Sydney shows on sale 1pm AEDT Wednesday, 8th March. Pre-sale tickets available via Frontier Touring or Midnight Oil.

Monday, 2nd October

  • ANZAC Oval, Alice Springs, NT (18+)
  • With Dan Sultan & Apakatjah
  • Tickets: Official Website

Wednesday, 4th October

  • Darwin Amphitheatre, Darwin, NT (18+)
  • With Dan Sultan & Irrunytju Band
  • Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 7th October — SOLD OUT

Tuesday, 10th October

  • Townsville Ent. Centre, Townsville, QLD (All Ages)
  • With Urthboy
  • Tickets: Official Website

Thursday, 12th October

  • Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton, QLD (18+)
  • With Urthboy
  • Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 14th October — EXTRA TICKETS RELEASED

  • Big Pineapple Fields, Sunshine Coast, QLD (18+)
  • With The Living End & Jebediah
  • Tickets: Official Website

Sunday, 15th October — SOLD OUT

Tuesday, 17th October — SOLD OUT

  • Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD (All Ages)
  • With Special Guests TBA
  • Tickets: Official Website

Thursday, 19th October

  • Hockey Fields, Coffs Harbour, NSW (18+)
  • With Jebediah & Jack River
  • Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 21st October — SOLD OUT

  • Hope Estate, Hunter Valley, NSW (18+)
  • With Birds of Tokyo & Ash Grunwald
  • Tickets: Official Website

Tuesday, 24th October — SOLD OUT

  • AIS Arena, Canberra, ACT (All Ages)
  • With Something For Kate
  • Tickets: Official Website

Thursday, 26th October — SOLD OUT

  • The Village Green Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, SA (All Ages)
  • With Spiderbait & Bad//Dreems
  • Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 28th October

Wednesday, 1st November — SOLD OUT

  • Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart, TAS (All Ages)
  • With The Jezabels
  • Tickets: Official Website

Friday, 3rd November

Saturday, 4th November — SOLD OUT

  • Hanging Rock, Mt Macedon, VIC (18+)
  • With John Butler Trio, Something for Kate, Frank Yamma & David Bridie
  • Tickets: Official Website

Monday, 6th November — SOLD OUT

  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC (All Ages)
  • With The Jezabels & Adalita
  • Tickets: Official Website

Wednesday, 8th November — NEW SHOW

  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC (All Ages)
  • With The Jezabels & Adalita
  • Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 11th November — SOLD OUT

  • The Domain, Sydney, NSW (18+)
  • With John Butler Trio & A.B. Original
  • Tickets: Official Website

Monday, 13th November — DATE CHANGED (Was 8th November)

  • WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, NSW (All Ages)
  • With Abbe May
  • Tickets: Official Website

Friday, 17th November — NEW SHOW

  • The Domain, Sydney, NSW (18+)
  • With John Butler Trio & A.B. Original
  • Tickets: Official Website

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