Midnight Oil Announce Reef Benefit Show As Great Circle Tour Kicks Off

It’s exactly one week until Midnight Oil finally launch the homecoming leg of their Great Circle 2017 World Tour in Alice Springs. 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.

Today Midnight Oil announced an intimate benefit gig to help protect The Great Barrier Reef and to support reef activism and research. It will happen in Cairns on Friday October 6. Appropriately enough for a group who recently released two collectors box sets housed in recycled steel tanks, this benefit show – dubbed “Oils At The Reef” – will be staged at The Tanks Art Centre. A very limited number of tickets will go on sale via http://frntr.co/MidnightOilREEF at 10:00am this Wednesday September 27 and are limited to strictly two per buyer.

The show will be recorded and filmed for later broadcast by tour partners Triple M and Foxtel’s MAX as part of radio and TV specials that will draw focus to the plight of the greatest natural wonder on this planet – Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. All proceeds from the show will go to a non-partisan scientific research organisation called Great Barrier Reef Legacy. People can find out more about their work at greatbarrierreeflegacy.org

JUST ANNOUNCED REEF SHOW
On sale Wednesday 27 September, 10am AEST

Monday 2 October
ANZAC Oval | Alice Springs, NT | 18+* LIMITED TIX AVAILABLE

With Dan Sultan & Apakatjah
Tickets | Ph: 132 849 or (08) 8980 3333

Wednesday 4 October
Darwin Amphitheatre |  Darwin, NT | 18+* LIMITED TIX AVAILABLE

With Dan Sultan & Irrunytju Band
Tickets | Ph: 132 849 or (08) 8980 3333
Presented locally by Mix 104.9

Friday 6 October
Tank Arts Centre | Cairns, QLD | 18+ JUST ANNOUNCED
On sale Wednesday September 27 – 10:00am AEST LIMITED TIX FOR SALE

Tickets | Ph: 1300 855 835 or ticketlink.com.au

Saturday 7 October
Kuranda Amphitheatre | Cairns, QLD | 18+* SOLD OUT

With Urthboy

Tuesday 10 October
Townsville Entertainment Centre | Townsville, QLD | All Ages
LIMITED TIX AVAILABLE

With Urthboy
Tickets | Ph: (07) 4771 400
Presented locally by 4TO

Thursday 12 October
Great Western Hotel | Rockhampton, QLD | 18+* SOLD OUT

With Urthboy
Presented locally by Triple M

Saturday 14 October
Big Pineapple Fields | Sunshine Coast, QLD | 18+* SOLD OUT

With The Living End & Jebediah
Presented locally by 92.7 Mix FM

Sunday 15 October
Riverstage | Brisbane, QLD | All Ages SOLD OUT

With The Jezabels
Presented locally by Triple M

Tuesday 17 October
Riverstage | Brisbane, QLD | All Ages SOLD OUT

With George Telek & David Bridie
Presented locally by Triple M

Thursday 19 October
Hockey Fields | Coffs Harbour | 18+* LIMITED TIX AVAILABLE

With Jebediah & Jack River
Tickets | Ph: 132 849
Presented locally by Triple M

Saturday 21 October
Hope Estate | Hunter Valley, NSW | 18+* SOLD OUT

With Birds of Tokyo & Ash Grunwald
Presented locally by KOFM

Tuesday 24 October
AIS Arena | Canberra, ACT | All Ages LIMITED TIX AVAILABLE

With Something For Kate
Tickets | Ph: 132 849
Presented locally by MIX 106.3

Thursday 26 October
The Village Green Adelaide Oval | Adelaide, SA | All Ages SOLD OUT

With Spiderbait & Bad//Dreems
Presented locally by Triple M

Saturday 28 October
Perth Arena | Perth, WA | All Ages LIMITED TIX AVAILABLE

With Spiderbait
Tickets
Presented locally by Mix 94.5

Wednesday 1 November
Derwent Entertainment Centre | Hobart, TAS | All Ages LIMITED TIX AVAILABLE

With The Jezabels
Tickets
Presented locally by Triple M

Friday 3 November
Gateway Lakes | Wodonga, VIC | 18+* LIMITED TIX AVAILABLE

With The Living End & Even
Tickets | Ph: 136 100
Presented locally by Triple M

Saturday 4 November
Hanging Rock | Macedon Ranges, VIC | 18+* SOLD OUT

With John Butler Trio, Something for Kate, Frank Yamma & David Bridie
Presented locally by Triple M

Monday 6 November
Sidney Myer Music Bowl | Melbourne, VIC | All Ages SOLD OUT

With The Jezabels & Adalita
Presented locally by Triple M

Wednesday 8 November
Sidney Myer Music Bowl | Melbourne, VIC | All Ages SOLD OUT

With The Jezabels & Adalita
Presented locally by Triple M

Saturday 11 November
The Domain | Sydney, NSW | 18+* SOLD OUT

With John Butler Trio & A.B.Original
Presented locally by Triple M

Monday 13 November
CHANGE OF DATE – Previously Wednesday 8 November

Tickets for original date valid for new date
Win Entertainment Centre | Wollongong, NSW | All Ages
LIMITED TIX AVAILABLE

With Abbe May
Tickets | Ph: 136 100
Presented locally by WAVE FM

Wednesday 15 November
Sidney Myer Music Bowl | Melbourne, VIC | All Ages*
LIMITED TIX AVAILABLE

With The Smith Street Band & The Teskey Brothers
Tickets | Ph: 136 100
Presented locally by Triple M

Friday 17 November
The Domain | Sydney, NSW | 18+* LIMITED TIX AVAILABLE

With John Butler Trio & A.B.Original
Tickets | Ph: 132 849
Presented locally by Triple M

* U18s must be accompanied by parent/legal guardian