Midnight Oil announce new world tour, NZ dates

Posted February 17, 2017

Select members of the press were joined by the lead singer, Peter Garrett - who retired from politics in 2013 - as well as guitarist, keyboardist and songwriter Jim Moginie, guitarist Martin Rotsey, bassist Bones Hillman and drummer Rob Hirst. An opportunity to get together with brothers in music, it's incredible.

The Great Circle 2017 World Tour will see the group's classic line-up literally circle the planet for six months, starting and ending with gigs in Sydney.

Peter Garrett said he had "never felt better, fresher, more energetic".

The tour, scheduled to begin in mid-April, will take the band to 14 countries, including the United States, Canada, New Zealand and to countries in Europe and South America.

Midnight Oil last performed in New Zealand at the Mountain Rock Festival in 1995.

The band will perform at 18 venues around Australia in October and November, including several regional centres.

Australian rock band Midnight Oil have announced their first world tour in over 15 years, and their biggest world tour since the late 80s and early 90s, which will open with a pub gig in Sydney.

The thirty-show tour starts and ends in Sydney, Australia, and will mark the first time the band has played publicly, outside of two stadium benefit concerts in Sydney, in twenty years.

Tickets for the tour go on sale Monday February 27 on Ticketmaster and Ticketek.

For a full list of tour dates, head to Midnight Oil's website.