Jack Howard has had a busy year. Not only has he been touring the world with Midnight Oil playing trumpet and keyboards, he’s also been playing his own shows when in Melbourne with his band the Long Lost Brothers. As if that wasn’t enough, he’s also been seen playing the occasional gig with The Violent Femmes, The Break and countless others. When it comes to brass, Jack Howard, who made his mark playing trumpet in the iconic Hunters and Collectors as an original and continuing member, is pretty much Australian rock’s go to man. […]
Midnight Oil’s “The Great Circle 2017” World Tour saw the group’s classic line-up literally circle around our overheating planet for 6 months, starting and ending with gigs in Sydney. Appropriately for a band forged in their hometown’s sweat-drenched beer barns, the tour began in mid-April with an intimate local pub gig at Marrickville Bowls. Midnight Oil then honed their live show with over 30 gigs around the world during the northern summer, playing iconic venues from Sao Paulo’s Espaço das Americas and the Wiltern in L.A. to London’s Hammersmith Apollo and The Olympia in Paris. […]
The iconic rock group has spent the last six months playing more than 50 gigs in 16 countries across six continents. They have played nearly 100 different songs including at least half a dozen that they have never performed onstage before. However the band has clearly still got more surprises up their sleeves. […]
WIN THE GOLDEN TICKET MUSHROOM CONFIRM THEIR BIGGEST GIVEAWAY RETURNS Name a more iconic competition… yeah, neither could we – so the Mushroom Golden Ticket is back! It’s the shiniest prize in Aussie live music, […]
WORLD TOUR SELLS OVER 200,000 TICKETS 25 SHOWS ALREADY SOLD OUT EXTRA SYDNEY & MELBOURNE SHOWS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON DUE TO PHENOMENAL DEMAND FANS WARNED NOT TO BUY TICKETS THROUGH RESELLERS Midnight Oil’s “The Great […]
Legendary Australian rock band and agitators Midnight Oil today announced their first World Tour in over two decades. They also unveiled plans to release three archival box sets including a collection called “The Overflow Tank” […]
Midnight Oil Exhibition Opening Arts Centre Melbourne 13th November 2015. Photos by Mandy Hall.
Today we’re looking back on the first ever gig of Australian instro surf/psych band The Break. Consisting of Rob Hirst, Jim Moginie & Martin Rotsey (Midnight Oil) and Brian Richie (Violent Femmes). This was the […]