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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The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, US
Terminal 5 in New York, US
Place des Arts in Montreal, Canada
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto, Canada
House of Blues Cleveland in Cleveland, United States
House Of Blues Cleveland in Cleveland, US
First Avenue in Minneapolis, US
MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Canada
BMO Centre in Calgary, Canada
Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Canada
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In May 1990, the members of Australian rock band Midnight Oil parked a flatbed truck on across from Exxon's Sixth Avenue headquarters in midtown...
via Billboard at August 11, 2017
I last saw Midnight Oil in 1993 unplugged at Ronnie Scott's having been lucky in a radio phone-in. I never thought it would take me 24 years to see them again but here I am with the excitement of youth flowing yet again.
via Music-News at July 5, 2017
Legendary Australian rock band and agitators Midnight Oil have unveiled plans to release archival box sets
via Music-News at June 22, 2017
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