Midnight Oil

Midnight Oil named recipients of the Ted Albert Award for their service to Australian music

April 6, 2018

With the 2018 APRA Music Awards coming up in Sydney this week, the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Music has been awarded to none other than Midnight Oil this week. The announcement comes as the APRA Awards reveals more details about their event at the Sydney International Convention Centre on April 10th, with Tim Minchin, All Our Exes Live […]

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Live Review: Midnight Oil remind Melbourne of their music’s still-crucial significance at the first of three shows

November 7, 2017

As someone who grew up on the music of Midnight Oil (as I think most people who came up in the 90’s did), I never thought I would be in the position to see the band perform, much less be in a professional capacity to see the band perform. But there I sat yesterday evening, six […]

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12 gigs you can’t miss in November around Australia

October 30, 2017

As the end of 2017 draws ever closer, the Australian live music calendar continues to thrive confidently. A jam packed two months of shows lay ahead from our favourite locals and visitors, check out just a selection of them below. Marlon Williams  Come November, Marlon Williams will play his first headline tour in over a […]

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Midnight Oil bringing 10-1 to Fremantle for ‘the oceans’

October 15, 2017

Their Australian tour is already boasting some of the best shows in recent memory for fans and now, Midnight Oil have added a new date to their extensive list of dates over the next few months. Heading to the Fremantle Arts Centre later this month, the Oils are presenting a special benefit concert to raise money for […]

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Paul Kelly & Gang of Youths lead 2017 ARIA Award nominations

October 10, 2017

Aaaand the countdown to the 2017 ARIA Awards is officially on, with not only the full list of nominees announced in Sydney today, but also the winners of the Fine Arts, Artisan and Comedy categories revealed too. Statistically speaking, 2017 is Paul Kelly and Gang of Youths‘ year, with both artists striking out against the pack with Kelly […]

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Live Review: Midnight Oil bring the power and the passion to New York’s Terminal 5

August 23, 2017

It was a different kind of set to the ones I’m used to from The Living End. This is a band that headlines festivals, starts mosh pits, and causes all ’round chaos in Australia. But on this sticky Monday night in New York, they were very much a support act. It wasn’t from lack of […]

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Here’s the Midnight Oil setlist from today’s surprise Sydney gig; their first show since 2009

April 9, 2017

Tonight, legendary Sydney group Midnight Oil played a surprise, mid-afternoon hometown gig at the Marrickville Bowling Club (capacity being around the 400 mark), in what was their first public show since 2009’s Sound Relief appearance. The gig sits ahead of their already announced “intimate pub” performance which is happening this Thursday at Selina’s in Coogee, […]

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Mark Gable of The Choirboys on new music, touring and the magic of AC/DC

March 24, 2017

Mark Gable is the front man and founding member of the Australian hard rock band, The Choirboys. Formed in 1978, with Mark on lead vocals, Ian Hulme on bass guitar, Brad Carr on lead guitar and Lindsay Tebbutt on drums. He also penned the classic Australian anthem, Run To Paradise..

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Aussies Abroad: Midnight Oil announce massive World Tour kicking off this April

February 17, 2017

It’s been a long morning already for Midnight Oil fans in Australia (and evening for those overseas) who’ve been keeping their attention trained to the band’s Facebook page, but finally, the wait is over. Through a conference broadcast online from Sydney, the iconic Aussie group broke the news that they would be back on tour around the […]

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Midnight Oil announce highly anticipated October & November Australian tour dates

February 16, 2017

It’s been a long morning already for Midnight Oil fans in Australia who’ve been keeping their attention trained to the band’s Facebook page, but finally, the wait is over. Through a conference broadcast online from Sydney, the iconic Aussie group broke the news that they would be back on tour around the world for the first […]

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Peter Garrett announces solo Australian tour as new single “Great White Shark” makes its debut on radio

May 30, 2016

Peter Garrett has further ignited excitement within the Midnight Oil fan ranks with the release of new solo single “Great White Shark” and some special solo tour dates to take place around the country through July and August. The new single is taken from Garrett’s forthcoming solo record A Version of Now and as the live shows come together, Garrett will […]

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The AU Review’s 101 Greatest Songs of All Time: Part One – 101 to 76

May 17, 2016

What makes a good song great? What is it about that one song from the 80’s that still resonates with you now, in 2016? What was it about that artist’s debut single that still stacks up with material they’re releasing now, four or five albums deep? These are the sorts of questions we’ve been asking ourselves recently in […]

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Midnight Oil reforming for 2017 tour dates, both Australian and international

May 5, 2016

The Oils are back! Now, dates and locations aren’t confirmed yet, but Midnight Oil are most definitely getting back on to a live stage (hopefully) near you next year. The band released a statement via Facebook and on their website this morning sharing the news, exciting fans who’ve been waiting frankly, long enough, for the iconic group to er, […]

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A Midnight Oil reunion is not imminent – and four other things we learnt from Breakfast with Peter Garrett

October 20, 2015

Yesterday in Perth, I got to have breakfast with musician, activist and former government minister Peter Garrett as part of a tour to launch his newly released autobiography Big Blue Sky. OK so technically there was a room full of other people there as well… but still… Staged by WAM in partnership with independent bookstore […]

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