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Midnight Oil, Peter Garrett, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Midnight Oil To Play Hanging Rock On 4 November 2017

by Paul Cashmere on February 16, 2017

in News

Midnight Oil will perform at Hanging Rock in the Macedon Ranges on 4 November 2017.

Although the reunion will not be officially announced until 9am Friday the first date has been loaded up and gone live at the Ticketmaster site.

Michael Gudinski’s Frontier Touring has scored the entire tour.

Ticket prices are $152.69 A Reserve, $132.30 B Reserve and $99.90 GA Lawn.

Tickets will be on sale from 27 February with pre-sale tickets for Frontier Touring and Fan Club from 23 February.

Midnight Oil last performed at Sound Relief in Melbourne on March 14 2009. They also reformed for WaveAid in 2005.

Midnight Oil split after their last show on the Capricornia tour in 2002. The band formed as The Farm in 1972 with Rob Hirst, Andrew James and Jim Moginie. They recruited ANU student Peter Garrett as their singer and then when Garrett moved to Sydney in 1976 to study law the band changed its name to Midnight Oil.

Midnight Oil was complete when guitarist Martin Rotsey joined in 1977. The group were pioneers of independent music, forming their own label Powderworks and then releasing their debut album on their own label in 1978.

‘Head Injuries’, the second album was a platinum album in Australia, 1981’s ‘Place Without A Postcard’ sold double platinum and then the big one came with ‘10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1’ in 1982 selling 7x platinum in Australia.

1984’s ‘Red Sails In The Sunset’ was another 4x platinum seller in Australia then ‘Diesel and Dust’ happened and Midnight Oil broke worldwide.

‘Diesel and Dust’ was a million seller in the USA and the follow-up ‘Blue Sky Mine’ also sold Gold for the band stateside making them Australia’s biggest rock export at the time.

The last Midnight Oil album ‘Capricornia’ was released in 2002.

Further Midnight Oil dates will be revealed at 9am Friday 17 February 2017.

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