Midnight Oil Announce 2017 ‘The Great Circle’ World Tour

Aussie music royalty Midnight Oil have finally announced a string of 2017 Australian tour dates as part of a new world tour called ‘The Great Circle’, after teasing fans with rumblings of a big announcement.

Peter Garrett and company will begin ‘The Great Circle Tour’ at a special (and yet-to-be-announced) Sydney pub gig this April, before heading to Brazil, Canada, the US and New Zealand, and then returning to Australia for shows around the country in October and November.

In total, ‘The Great Circle Tour’ will feature over 50 gigs, and will be the band’s first world tour in over two decades.

As part of the tour, Midnight Oil will play a huge show at Victoria’s Hanging Rock, as well as Aussie venues in Alice Springs, Darwin, Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Coffs Harbour, Hunter Valley, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Wodonga, Melbourne, Wollongong and Sydney.

The Australian leg of the tour will be supported by the likes of Dan Sultan, John Butler, A.B. Original, The Jezabels, Urthboy, Birds Of Tokyo, Ash Grunwald, The Living End, Jebediah, Spiderbait and Something For Kate.

Announcing the tour today, Garrett said he’s “feeling very good” about the tour. “You’re musical heart never stops beating, even if you’re doing other things at the time,” he said.

The band also announced that they are hoping to record new music again in the future, and stated that they will soon be releasing three new box sets, featuring vinyl editions of their albums, as well as some rarities.

Midnight Oil started to dissolve in 2002, after Garrett started to focus on his political career. The band have reunited a number of times since then, and announced last year that they’d be reforming to tour extensively again.

Catch all of the band’s 2017 Australian tour dates and ticket details below, and international tour dates at their website.

UPDATE 21/02/17: Midnight Oil have a plan to stop scalpers re-selling their tour tickets at jacked up prices.

UPDATE: 23/02/17: Midnight Oil have added a 2nd show in Brisbane after the pre-sale for the first show sold out. Pre-sale tickets are available 2pm local time (3pm AEDT). Details below.

UPDATE: 27/02/17: The Oils are going to add even more shows to their Aussie tour after eight sold-the-fark-out on the first day of sales.

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

UPDATE 30/03/17: Midnight Oil have announced an intimate Sydney pub show for April.

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

Midnight Oil Sydney Pub Show 2017

Thursday, 13th April
Selinas, Coogee Bay Hotel, Sydney
Tickets: Via Ballot

Midnight Oil 2017 ‘The Great Circle Tour’ Australian Dates

Tickets on sale now unless sold out

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 — SOLD OUT

  • 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 — SOLD OUT

  • 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 — SOLD OUT, DATE CHANGED (Was 8th November)

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

Friday, 17th November — SOLD OUT

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

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