I’m really pleased to see the positivity (or at least an absence of negativity) here on this list.
As soon as I saw the latest news from the band I also saw a whole bunch of corresponding gripes on Facebook whining about the things the Oils are not doing. Eg why no shows in my neck of the woods, etc, etc. Sheesh!
Just a couple of short years ago, a Midnight Oil wishlist probably looked like this:
1. Reformation- done!
2. World tour- done!
3. Box set full of rarities- done!
4. DVD, CD, Blu-ray of concert from world tour- done!
5. New merchandise- done!
6. Additional European tour (effectively providing confirmation that Midnight Oil remains a going concern)- done!
Hard to believe some people (on Facebook, not here) still seem to feel a sense of entitlement.
Though I will say this... if the band were to write new material and release a new album, the circumstances to allow that would probably look a lot like the published agenda for 2019. 😃
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OK, Rob, if you get that happening, can I reserve a spot at the front with the esky? (full of darwin stubbies, as it happens!)... next to the TV so I can surf the esky if I need to...
I’m sure you’re right… warm ups, or after or both…
And yes I think they’ve been pretty clear they’d want new music to play and not just a further greatest hits tour…
The Festival run picks up a few areas they cancelled last year…
We live in hope of some Sydney and Newcastle action at my place!!
“the real world is not as calm as it appears to be from here” Hirst/Moginie
“if you want to change a society you have to tell an alternative story” Ivan Illich
“the revolution is just a t-shirt away” Billy Bragg
Nope.... but I see that they're going back on tour for europe / festivals in June & July.
Now that the market's been warmed up with the Domain / Armistice DVD (gosh.... and BluRay!), watch out for a new album for them to be touring on.... I'm betting that they'll be getting
a few shows in OZ, juicing the market for a christmas album release...
Anyone keen to put a Darwin Stubbie on it?? 😝
Sat Dec 1, 2018 3:42 pm (EST) . Posted by: