Wed, 17 Apr, 2019
“Kick up a fuss”: Midnight Oil’s comeback for special cause
Midnight Oil, iconic Australian rock band, are playing in Canberra on Reconciliation Day, which is May 27 - to sold out crowds.
The band is only doing two intimate concerts in Australia in 2019, which will be held in Canberra and Wollongong, along with performing as part of The Big Red Bash, which is the world’s most remote music festival on July 18.
Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett is eager to “kick up a fuss” in Canberra.
“Meaningful steps towards reconciliation are long overdue, including a whole-of-government response to the Uluru Declaration,” the band’s frontman said to The Sydney Morning Herald.
“So it will be good to be in Canberra on this important date to kick up a fuss and help get the issue back on track.”
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However, for the first time since 2001, rumours have been circulating as to whether or not Midnight Oil will release new music.
At this stage, however, it’s not known whether a new song or two will be previewed at the intimate concerts.
“We’ve been talking about recording again for years but The Great Circle Tour in 2017 was such a positive experience that it made us even hungrier to get back to making new music together,” drummer Rob Hirst said.
“It’s a bit early to know what might come out of it yet – we’re just looking forward to getting back into that creative mode.”
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