Frontier Touring, Triple M and MAX present
The Great Circle 2017 World Tour
Experiencing Midnight Oil in full flight is to experience the transcendent power of live rock & roll. Their music makes you feel, their lyrics make you think, and the combined impact live onstage makes you want to Get Involved.
“The Great Circle 2017” World Tour will see the group’s classic lineup literally circle our overheating planet for 6 months. It will be Midnight Oil’s first tour in 15 years and their biggest tour since classic 80’s and early 90’s albums like 10-1, Diesel & Dust and Blue Sky Mining sold over 10 million copies around the world.
Anyone with a passing knowledge of Australian culture knows the basics of Midnight Oil’s story. They are the incendiary post-punks who shunned pop TV shows like “Countdown”, forging a fierce live audience through jagged Oz-rock classics like “Back On The Borderline”, “Bus To Bondi” and “Don’t Wanna Be The One”.
They are the musical innovators who turned high tech polemic into hits like “Power & The Passion”, “U.S. Forces” and “When The Generals Talk”. They are the activists whose social justice campaigning includes “The Dead Heart”, “Redneck Wonderland”, “Beds Are Burning” and hijacking the 2000 Olympic Games with their “Sorry” suits.
They are the committed humanists and environmentalists who brought us anthems like “Blue Sky Mine”, “Forgotten Years” and “Say Your Prayers” plus a string of protests from the Jabiluka uranium mine near Kakadu to mid-town Manhattan where they unforgettably stopped traffic outside the Exxon building after the Alaskan oil spill.
The tour will coincide with the release of a remastered CD box set called The Full Tank featuring all of Midnight Oil's existing albums and EP’s plus a mammoth new 4 CD/8 DVD trove.
Midnight Oil is more than just a rock’n’roll band. In 2017 they will finally bring things back to where they all began with this one special tour. The circle remains unbroken.
IMPORTANT TICKETING INFORMATION
To avoid paying an increased ticket price and to ensure you have a valid ticket, Arts Centre Melbourne strongly recommends that tickets are only purchased from authorised ticket sellers. The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Ticketmaster. Please be aware that Arts Centre Melbourne has no obligation to honour tickets purchased via unauthorised re-sellers. If you attend the event with a ticket purchased via an unauthorised re-seller your ticket may not be valid and you may be refused entry to the Event.
Monday 6 November
Wednesday 8 November
(Tickets on sale Weds 8 March 1pm AEDT)