LAMC Productions is proud to announce that legendary Australian Rock band and agitators, MIDNIGHT OIL, will be bringing their ‘The Great Circle 2017’ tour to Singapore for the very first time on August 16, 2017 at The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre!
“The Great Circle 2017” World Tour marks Midnight Oil’s first shows in 15 years, apart from two stadium benefit concerts (and their related small warmup gigs) in Australia in 2005 and 2009. It will also be the group’s most extensive world tour since their classic late 80’s/early 90’s albums like Diesel & Dust, Blue Sky Mining and Earth & Sun & Moon sold over 10 million copies around the globe.
The announcement of the Singapore show coincides with the impending release of a remastered CD box set called “The Full Tank” featuring all of their existing albums and EP’s plus a mammoth new 4 CD/8 DVD trove called The Overflow Tank which will include over 14 hours of previously unreleased and rare material. Both of these box sets will be housed in replica miniature water tanks like the one featured onstage at so many ‘Oils’ gigs. The band will also release their first ever complete Vinyl collection which will feature 11 remastered LP’s and two 12” EP’s all cut at Abbey Rd Studios in London.
Anyone with even a passing knowledge of Australian culture knows the basics of Midnight Oil’s story. They are the incendiary post-punk band from Sydney’s northern beaches who shunned pop TV shows, forging a fierce bond with their audience through nonstop gigging and jagged Ozrock 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, anti-jingoistic polemic into hits like “Power & The Passion”, “U.S. Forces” and “When The Generals Talk”.
“After so much time away, the Oils were still astonishingly tight.” –
The Daily Telegraph on Midnight Oil’s First Reunion show
Midnight Oil is more than just a rock’n’roll band. In 2017 they will finally bring things back to where they all began. The circle remains unbroken.
MIDNIGHT OIL’S CURRENT LINEUP:
Rob Hirst – Drums + Vocals
Martin Rotsey – Guitar
Peter Garrett – Lead Vocals
Jim Moginie – Guitar, Keyboards + Vocals
Bones Hillman – Bass + Vocal