Now the iconic Aussie rockers are gearing up to hit the road one last time next year, closing their five-year reunion episode with their last tour in Australia to support their new and 15th record. resistwill be released in 2022.
The tour will kick off with 14 major outdoor and arena performances in Newcastle in February, as The Oils will hold their final farewell concert in their hometown of Sydney on April 21. The band will put on two Victorian performances as part of their farewell tour. A day at the green shows, one at Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong on March 5 and All Saints Estate, Rutherglen on March 12. They will also be performing at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on March 9 between two outdoor shows.
In addition to these shows, the band has already announced that they will be performing special shows in Tasmania for Mona Foma 2022 and at the Byron Bay Bluesfest next Easter.
What do you want to know
- Midnight Oil will embark on its Australian tour from February-April 2022.
- Oils will return to Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong on March 5 as part of the tour
- The group also announced their new album. resist, featuring her latest single, ‘Rising Seas’.
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Making a musical comeback in 2017, Midnight Oil announced big news on Friday morning, gifting fans with news of an upcoming album. resist, will be their last show together before announcing the respective tour. Marking the end of an era, each of the members will continue their own projects for years to come and will be very open to recording new music together in the future and supporting causes they believe in. However, this will be their last tour.
“We all know that time refuses to stand still for anyone, but after so many years together, the spirit of the band is deep, the music and lyrics are strong, and our ideas and actions are as bold as we can make them come true,” said lead singer Peter Garrett. Announcing the final round.
“We reached people in ways we could never have imagined. Our desire to create and make our voices heard does not go out.
“Everyone who listens to this album and goes to one of the concerts is like, ‘why stop now?’ We hope he gets blamed for the future of the planet. We always fought every lap like it was the last – this time it really will be.”
resistIntroduced with the provocative single ‘Rising Seas’ ahead of the COP26 climate summit earlier this month, it will be released in February and features the Oils’ final studio recordings with beloved bassist Bones Hillman. Hillman died the same weekend last November with First Nations collaboration Project Makarrata debuted at #1 on the ARIA charts.
Before he died, he urged bandmates Garrett, Rob Hirst, Jim Moginie and Martin Rotsey to continue with their recording and tour plans, and recruited Adam Ventoura to fill the role on their Makarrata Live tour in Australia earlier this year. The oils are taken to Mt Duneed Estate for one of the first major live music events in the area.
resist It will be an appropriate, forward-looking statement for a group that has always been a daring call. “It’s better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.” The tour will allow them to perform classic Midnight Oil songs from their repertoire as well as showcase some urgent new works. As the title suggests, resist deals with the problems of today and tomorrow like the main single Rising Seas typically uncompromisingly handles the climate crisis.
“A big thank you to all our fans around the world. We shared a lot, from the suffocating Sydney bars to magical nights under the starry sky. Your energy has taken us further than we could have imagined,” adds Martin Rotsey.
“We thank those who were at the front of the vortex, those who cried out their hearts in the back of the hall, and everyone on stage, backstage, and everyone who helped make everything possible.”
Check out the full tour dates below.
A DAY ON GREEN
Sat 26 February 2022 Heifer Station, Orange, NSW (Bachelor of All Ages)
Sat March 5, 2022 Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong, VIC (Bachelor of All Ages)
Sat 12 March 2022 All Saints Estate, Rutherglen, VIC (Bachelor of All Ages)
Sat 26 March 2022 Nikola Estate, Swan Valley, WA (Bachelor of All Ages)
Wed 23 February 2022 Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, NSW
Wed 2 March 2022 WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, NSW
9 March 2022 Tsar Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Sat 30 March 2022 Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, SA
Sat 2 April 2022 Darwin Amphitheater, Darwin, NT
April 6, 2022 Wed Convention Center Arena, Cairns, NT
Sat 9 April 2022 Sunshine Coast Stadium, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Wed 13 April 2022 Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Stage 88, Canberra, ACT
Thu 21 April 2022 Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW
One day of the green member pre-sale begins at 12 noon local time on Wednesday, December 1st, at 11:00 am local time on Tuesday, November 30th, before the sale to the General Public. tickets adadonthegreen.com.au/midnight oil