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Midnight Oil confirm world tour dates, including London (2017)

Story by Jack Foley

AUSTRALIAN rock band Midnight Oil have confirmed their first world tour in over 15 years, and their biggest world tour since the late 80s and early 90s.

The tour will begin in April with a pub gig in Sydney, before heading to Brazil, the US, Canada, Europe and New Zealand.

It will then loop around Australia in October and November, before closing at Sydney’s The Domain on November 11, 2017.

En route, the band will play a show at London’s Eventim Apollo (Hammersmith) on Tuesday, July 4.

The five-piece band, which disbanded in 2002, have played several one-off shows since 2009.

They have also announced the release of three box sets: a complete vinyl collection, the Full Tank CD collection (including all their existing albums and EPS), and the Overflow Tank, which will include 14 hours of unreleased and rare material across four CDs and 8 DVDs.

Both the Full Tank and the Overflow Tank will be housed in a miniature water tank, a replica of the tank that became part of Hirst’s drum kit after the band picked it up in the Western Desert while on tour in the 1980s.

For the complete list of European tour dates, click here