Midnight Oil first comeback gigs here in Canberra

johnboy 25 February 2009 87

The Midnight Oil official site is adorned by the following notice:

    MIDNIGHT OIL TO PERFORM TWO SHOWS AT CANBERRA THEATRE!
    24.02.09

    On Thursday 12 and Friday 13th March, Midnight Oil will perform two shows only “Up Close In The Capital” at Canberra Theatre before their show on Saturday at Sound Relief. For details and tickets go to www.canberratheatre.org.au or call 02 6275 2700.

At this point www.canberratheatre.org.au remains blissfully unaware of the honour bestowed upon it.

Still, nice to see Peter Garrett keeping busy eh?

UPDATED: It seems there’s been a bit of a cockup and the band now reckon they’re going to play the Convention Centre (where music goes to die) rather than the Theatre.


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Larfin Larfin 9:06 pm 12 Mar 09

Errr, anybody interested in selling their ticket?. Got my act together too late to grab a ticket..Was right into these guys when I was living literally out the back of bourke in the late 80’s – never caught them live, and time is getting away..(yeah, yeah, small violins playing in the background..shields up)..

ant ant 10:31 pm 11 Mar 09

Pommy bastard said :

I used to be a fan of metal, back in the classic age. I’ve seen all the greats, Zeps, Purple (the classic line up, plus other variations,) Sabs, Priest, Dio, Rainbow, Whitesnake, etc etc ad nauseum, you name em, I’ve seen em, plus many of the greats of Prog rock.

More into Opera these days though.

OK this is weird! Just as I was reading PB’s list, and read “Whitesnake”, the yank cop show on right now started up “Here I Go Again” in the background of the scene!

ant ant 10:26 pm 11 Mar 09

Gungahlin Al said :

But for my money the best Aus act was Icehouse.

I saw them at the Canberra theatre when they were The Flowers. And teh support act was an unknown band they’d played with in Scotland…

Simple Minds.

It was quite a night.

I-filed I-filed 10:08 pm 11 Mar 09

Does this licence to rock sans gravitas mean there’s a Cabinet reshuffle in the offing?

Primal Primal 8:12 pm 11 Mar 09

Got my precious ticket for tomorrow night…actually the nice people at the box office have it. Glad I thought of that!

Thumper Thumper 7:27 pm 11 Mar 09

I’m there 😉

Stainless Steel Rat Stainless Steel Rat 5:55 pm 11 Mar 09

Hi,

Didn’t get organised in time and both nights have now sold out, if anyone knows of two tickets available for the Thursday night gig, pls post here and I’ll happily buy them!

justbands justbands 1:18 pm 10 Mar 09

Does anyone know if there is a support band for these shows? Performance times?

bugmenot bugmenot 6:21 am 03 Mar 09

justbands said :

When oh when will tickets be on sale!!!

Tickets are on sale now through Ticketek.

Thurs 12 Mar 7:40pm
Fri 13 Mar 7:40pm

Tickets for both shows are $80.

poptop poptop 11:14 pm 02 Mar 09

It must be bigger than originally thought – I just got a note from the Canberra Theatre saying the gig has moved to the Royal Theater.

Oopsie.

Muttsybignuts Muttsybignuts 10:30 pm 26 Feb 09

imhotep said :

Selinas! Now there’s a blast from the past. A lot of dirty deeds done there.

If you got too dirty you could wash yourself off in the ocean across the road afterwards…

imhotep imhotep 9:50 pm 26 Feb 09

Selinas! Now there’s a blast from the past. A lot of dirty deeds done there.

Muttsybignuts Muttsybignuts 9:33 pm 26 Feb 09

Jim Jones said :

Ah man – there’s some good stuff here.

. Slayer is also an unforgettable experience – the most recent time they played, the mosh pit was a genuinely scary place to be.

I went to my first Slayer gig back in the 90s at the Hordern. This pair of devotees/idiots were actually carving “Slayer” into their forearms ( ala a recent album cover)with razors downstairs in the blokes toilets just before the boys hit the stage.
I only went to see Suicidal tendencies as support however Slayer ended up blowing me away.

Oh yeah, the Oils would be alright I suppose. H&C at Selinas in the 80s is hard to top though.

farnarkler farnarkler 7:54 pm 26 Feb 09

I guess I’m too young for early Genesis and King Crimson. I grew up watching ELP in Montreal Stadium.

mutley mutley 5:01 pm 26 Feb 09

One of These Days (I’m going to cut you into little pieces) is one of the greatest driving songs ever.

Some of poor Syd’s solo stuff was very freaky. “Vegetable Man where are you?…..”

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 3:42 pm 26 Feb 09

Jim Jones said :

Van Der Graaf are cool, but it’s really Amon Duul II that are doing it for me at the moment – awesome stuff. King Crimson will always be my faves though.

A man of taste. This morning in the works car I had “The machine that cried” by String Driven Thing blasting the doors out. The finest ever prog/folk album.

farnarkler said :

Sorry PB but PF is the one and only prog rock band. Comfortably numb is without equal.

Floyd were prog lite / pop prog from “wish you were here” on. (MY mate Roy does vocals on WYWH)

The Brad The Brad 3:08 pm 26 Feb 09

Pink Floyd – Animals was progressive.

Best Syd Barrett song IMHO – Bike.

I wish TISM would do some more gigs. They’re last gig at ANU was one of the best gigs I’ve ever been too. Funny too.

Nambucco Deliria Nambucco Deliria 3:05 pm 26 Feb 09

Talking of King Crimson, which we’re not meant to be but I will anyway, the new Wetton/Downes is out next month. It’s not their best work – certainly not as good as the last Asia album- but not bad at all.

imarty imarty 3:01 pm 26 Feb 09

At the risk of holding myself up to ridicule, I like the Scissor Sisters version of Comfortably Numb…

Jim Jones Jim Jones 2:02 pm 26 Feb 09

Ah man – there’s some good stuff here.

I saw Carcass only a month or two ago! They were solid, although they paled in comparison to Meshuggah, who played the night after. Some of the earlier Rollins Band gigs were surprisingly good. And I saw DRI once and will never, ever forget it. Slayer is also an unforgettable experience – the most recent time they played, the mosh pit was a genuinely scary place to be.

Forget about Pink Floyd as ‘prog’ – they haven’t been prog for a long long time (since Syd left I reckon). No way is ‘Comfortably Numb’ a prog song.

Van Der Graaf are cool, but it’s really Amon Duul II that are doing it for me at the moment – awesome stuff. King Crimson will always be my faves though.

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