Midnight Oil are returning to London for the first time in two decades.
The legendary Australian rock band are setting out on their most extensive world tour since their classic albums like ‘Diesel & Dust’, ‘Blue Sky Mining’, and ‘Earth & Sun & Moon’ sold over 10 million copies around the globe.
“The Great Circle 2017” tour, which will see the band’s classic line-up trek across the globe for six months, stops off at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo on 4 July. Tickets go on sale on 22 February.
“It’s been too long but over the next few months we want to make up for some lost time. Hopefully we can share some of it with you,” the band members said, announcing their first shows since one-off performances at the benefit concerts “Waveaid” in 2005 and “Sound Relief” in 2009.
Since releasing their debut album in 1977, the band became known for powerful rock songs like ‘Beds Are Burning’, their intense live performances, and political activism, particularly in aid of anti-nuclear, environmentalist, and indigenous causes.
Midnight Oil won 11 Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards during their career, including induction into the Hall of Fame in 2006. In 2010 their album ‘Diesel & Dust’ ranked No. 1 in the book ‘The 100 Best Australian Albums’.
Fronted by Peter Garrett, Midnight Oil features drummer drummer Rob Hirst, keyboard player/lead guitarist Jim Moginie, guitarist Martin Rotsey, and bass player Bones Hillman.