The time has come: Midnight Oil announce their retirement and final tour in a shock statement

The time has come: Midnight Oil announce their retirement and final tour in a shock statement


Australian rockers Midnight Oil shocked fans on Friday when they announced they were embarking on a final concert tour.

The group, which was founded in Sydney in 1972 and led by Peter Garrett, 68, released a statement this week but insisted the group will not split up.

The band will take the stage across the country in February for a series of shows during their Resist tour, to promote their eponymous album.

Shocking announcement: Australian rockers Midnight Oil shocked fans on Friday when they announced they were on their way to a final concert tour. Peter Garrett and the band take the stage with Troy Cassar-Daley in Victoria in March

“The band also announced that this will be their last concert tour, while making it clear that this is not the end of the Oils,” the group said in a statement.

“The members will each continue their own projects in the coming years,” it continued.

“They remain very open to recording new music together in the future and supporting charities they believe in, but this will be their last tour.”

They will start their tour on February 23 in Newcastle, before heading to Orange and Wollongong.

They will then tour Australia, performing in Melbourne, Cairns and Brisbane, among others, before a final show in Sydney at the Qudos Bank Arena on April 21.

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, December 1.

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