Midnight Oil

Subject: Re: [powderworks] Re:: Bluesfest Boss Drops Hints About 2017 Lineup....
From: Miron Mizrahi
Date: 11/06/2016, 9:52 am
To: "powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au" <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au>

Midnight Oil

I doubt this will be the case. It is not their character and there are not enough festivals in Australia anyway. if this happens and they tour they will do the rounds. They may only play major cities and arenas but frankly, I don't see that either. I would expect them to follow the same patterns. they are older now, so they may not play little towns and RSLs but I think they will go outside of Sydney, Melbourne et al and play places like The Forum or The Enmore. locally there is bound to be a buzz about their return. Overseas it may make sense as I think it is hard to judge their ability to sell out after a 15 year hiatus. But again, I would not expect it. I am not saying they will definitely not do festivals but I don't think it will be exclusively so. I would expect them to play major cities - LA, SFO, Seattle, NY, Chicago, Boston, etc. I doubt they will make Poughkeepsie :)

How could people get so unkind?

From: "matttowey@hotmail.com [powderworks]" <powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au>
To: powderworks@yahoogroups.com.au
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 2:13 AM
Subject: [powderworks] Re:: Bluesfest Boss Drops Hints About 2017 Lineup....

I am a little worried that in Australia and especially North America, all of the Oils shows in 2017 will be at festivals. I have a bunch of reasons why that would be disappointing. Festival sets are normally shorter than stand-alone concerts, which would be a drag. The sets themselves also tend to be just the greatest hits, as the bands try to appeal to the broadest possible audience. Some festivals (like Lollapalooza here in Chicago and Coachella in California) sell out before they even announce the lineup, so there is a chance we won't even be able to get in. Finally, at several hundred bucks per festival, it becomes very expensive to see them more than once.  If they wind up at festivals, I'm secretly hoping for Riot Fest in Chicago and Denver (where I grew up) so I can see them at least twice.