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Peter Garrett, Midnight Oil, Photo By Tim Cashmere

Peter Garrett, Midnight Oil, Photo By Tim Cashmere

Midnight Oil Play First Official Show Of World Tour In Sydney

by Paul Cashmere on April 14, 2017

in News

Midnight Oil have performed the first official and full show of their reunion tour The Great Circle 2017 with a crack setlist featuring some of their best songs and some of their rarest.

The surprise was the cluster of seven songs from the second album ‘Head Injuries’. ‘Profiteers’ had not been performed since 1993 and then only a dozen times prior to that, mainly in 1980 when the album was first released.

‘Is It Now’ was played once each in 1997 and 1998 and then only 18 times prior to that, again mainly in 1980 and 1981.

‘Shakers and Movers’ from Blues Sky Mining’ was played live for the ninth time ever and only the fourth time ever in Australia. Australian audience in Melbourne (1990), Sydney (1997) and Wollongong 2005) have been the only fans privy to the song live until this Selinas show.

The Midnight Oil setlist shows the band is match ready to take on the world. This is an amazing setlist. Fans will not walk away from this tour disappointed if this is the calibre of the show.

Midnight Oil setlist 14 April 2017

Outside World (from 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1, 1982)
Only The Strong (from 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1, 1982)
Redneck Wonderland (from Redneck Wonderland, 1998)
Put Down That Weapon (from Diesel and Dust, 1987)
Maralinga (from 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1, 1982)
Cold Cold Change (from Head Injuries, 1979)
Section 5 (Bus To Bondi) (from Head Injuries, 1979)
Back On The Borderline (from Head Injuries, 1979)
Koala Sprint (from Head Injuries, 1979)
No Reaction (from Head Injuries, 1979)
Profiteers (from Head Injuries, 1979)
Is It Now (from Head Injuries, 1979)
Tin Legs and Tin Mines (from 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1, 1982)
When The Generals Talk (from Red Sails In The Sunset, 1984)
Ships of Freedom (B-side of Outbreak of Love, 1993)
Lurita Way (from Capricornia, 2002)
The Dead Heart (from Diesel and Dust, 1987)
Power and the Passion (from 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1, 1982)
Best of Both Worlds (from Red Sails In The Sunset, 1984)
Shakers and Movers (from Blue Sky Mining, 1989)
Lucky Country (from Place Without A Postcard, 1981)
Beds Are Burning (from Diesel and Dust, 1987)
Blue Sky Mine (from Blue Sky Mining, 1989)
Read About It (from 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1, 1982)

Wedding Cake Island (from Bird Noises EP, 1980)
Forgotten Years (from Blue Sky Mining, 1989)
Dreamworld (from Diesel and Dust, 1987)

US Forces (from 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1, 1982)

The Great Circle World Tour will start in South America on 25 April 2017.


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