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Midnight Oil


Midnight Oil (also known informally as "The Oils" to fans) are an Australian rock band, who originally performed as Farm from 1972 with drummer Rob Hirst, bass guitarist Andrew James and keyboard player/lead guitarist Jim Moginie. While vocalist Peter Garrett was studying at Australian National University in Canberra, he answered an advertisement for a spot in Farm, and by 1975 the band was touring the east coast of Australia. By late 1976, Garrett moved to Sydney to complete his law degree, and Farm changed its name to Midnight Oil by drawing the name out of a hat.

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Paradiso Grote Zaal in Amsterdam, Netherlands


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Huxleys Neue Welt in Berlin, Germany


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Amager Bio in Copenhagen South, Denmark


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Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway


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Eventim Apollo in London, UK


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L'Olympia in Paris, France


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CHATEAU DE BEAUREGARD in Hérouville-Saint-Clair, France


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PARC DE VALMY in Argeles Sur Mer, France


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Volkshaus Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland


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SITE DE KERAMPUILH in Carhaix-Plouguer, France

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Legendary Australian rock band and agitators Midnight Oil have unveiled plans to release archival box sets

via Music-News at May 22, 2017

Midnight Oil played 2 nights at Webster Hall w/ Boytoy (setlists, night 1 pics)

Peter Garrett, the indefatigable frontman of Midnight Oil, may be 64 but you'd never guess it. He barely stopped moving Sunday night at Webster Hall, spinning like a whirling dervish and still dancing in his distinctive herky-jerky style... Continue…

via Brooklyn Vegan at May 15, 2017

Midnight Oil expand tour, add NYC, L.A., Cleveland & Minneapolis dates in August

Australian rock icons Midnight Oil are currently in the midst of their “The Great Circle 2017″ tour that has them on the road for the first time in 15 years. Continue reading…

via Brooklyn Vegan at May 8, 2017

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