*photo credit Oliver Eclipse
This August Midnight Oil will be making their long awaited return to Canada, and Addicted wants you to be there.
Australian rockers Midnight Oil have been on hiatus for more than a decade now. Midnight Oil’s first incarnation came in the form of Farm, a band formed 1972 by drummer Rob Hirst, bass guitarist Andrew James and keyboard player/lead guitarist Jim Moginie. Peter Garrett, then a university student, earned his position as singer by answering a classified ad. The band took the name Midnight Oil in 1976, and the rest, as they say, is history.
It took about 10 years before Midnight Oil gained attention on a global scale. They also gained a name for themselves as activists, with many songs dealing with issues affecting indigenous peoples. Pretty soon Midnight Oil was charting in the UK, Europe and in North America. The band released nearly a dozen studio albums as well as multiple compilations, including 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 (1982), Blue Sky Mining (1990), and Earth and Sun and Moon, the latter two garnering multiple top ten singles in the U.S.
In 2002 Midnight Oil went on hiatus, with Garrett turning to focus on his political career. But the music couldn’t be silenced, and now Midnight Oil is hitting the stage again with multiple dates around the world. Midnight Oil’s love for Canada is matched only by Canada’s love for them, so of course, we got a couple of dates in the mix. Check out the full list of tour dates here.
Want to go see Midnight Oil right here on Canadian soil? We have a pair of tickets to the Toronto (August 25th) and Montreal (August 23rd) shows each.
Enter below, and good luck!