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MIDNIGHT OIL Acclaimed Reunion Tour Set for CD/DVD Release

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MIDNIGHT OIL ARMISTSICE DAY: LIVE AT THE DOMAIN, SYDNEY
 
RELEASED: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 9 2018
Available on: DVD/Blu-Ray/2CD/Deluxe Edition
 
 
OVERVIEW:
In February 2017 Midnight Oil take to Sydney Harbour and announce The Great Circle World Tour. The Circle will begin where the band started out - in Sydney’s pubs - then circumnavigate the globe. It will be their first tour in over 15 years.
 
Over the next 6 months Midnight Oil played in 16 countries across 5 continents - speaking out for a healthy planet and social justice along the way.
 
Eventually they returned to circle around Australia - the land that shaped the Oils and their music. Appropriately they started with some homecoming gigs in the outback before hitting the tropical north where they campaigned against nearby coal mines that would further endanger the world’s largest living organism - the Great Barrier Reef. From there the tour braved some torrential downpours as it headed south, down the coast. It then rolled across the country where this band first cut their teeth, rekindling old memories and creating new ones with every song, and every show. From the vineyards of the Hunter Valley. To the banks of the mighty Murray River and the shadow of Hanging Rock.
 
Onto the cities - Canberra. Adelaide. Perth. Hobart. And then to the Myer Music Bowl on the night after the Melbourne Cup where guitarist Jim Moginie tore his hamstring from the bone onstage and was forced into a wheelchair for the last 4 gigs.
 
Finally this epic tour circled back to the city where it all began. The venue? Sydney’s Domain - a place that encapsulates a nation’s history. For thousands of years it was a ceremonial site for the local Gadigal people. In 1788 English forces landed nearby and turned this land into the Governor’s personal playground. In the 1830’s it became a public park. It’s been under threat from developers ever since. It’s hosted all sorts of sporting and cultural events but over the 20th century the Domain became best known as the home of soap box oratory and political rallies. From the Great Depression through to the Vietnam War this is the place where people came together to discuss and debate the issues that shaped modern Australia.
 
And so after 77 gigs to over half a million people around the world this is where The Great Circle would finally come to a close. Two hometown shows in this special place. The first date? November 11. Known to some as Armistice Day.
 
This release captures Midnight Oil at their explosive, uncompromising best.
 
TRACKLISTING:
 
DISC 1
1          Armistice Day  
2          Read About It   
3          Hercules           
4          Section Five (Bus to Bondi)
5          Treaty   
6          Beds Are Burning         
7          Ships of Freedom        
8          Warakurna 
9          U.S. Forces      
10        Blue Sky Mine  
11        Stand In Line    
12        Power and the Passion
13        Forgotten Years           
 
DISC 2
1          Redneck Wonderland
2          Don't Wanna Be the One
3          Put Down That Weapon
4          Kosciuszko
5          Only the Strong
6          The Dead Heart
7          No Times for Games
8          Short Memory
9          Truganini           
10        Dreamworld
11        Golden Age
12        Sometimes `
13        King of the Mountain
 
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