Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Pollstar article

Dan Brunner dbrunner@execpc.com
Thu, 24 Oct 2002 13:37:30 -0400

There is an article on the Australian tour today on pollstar.com

Aussie Posse Is Back
Updated 03:02 PDT Thu, Oct 24 2002
The great Australian outback is set to rock out when Midnight Oil visit 
out-of-the-way clubs this fall. The outing runs through the end of 
November after which the band will head north for a European tour.
 Special guests Diesel and Sneak appear on all Australian dates.
 "After spending a heap of time in North America this year, the band is 
in tough form and very ready to come and play our hearts out in some of 
our favorite North Aussie locations," Oil frontman Peter Garrett said.
 This trek is particularly relevant for the band as their latest, and 
incidentally 14th album, Capricornia, was named after the tropical 
northern reaches of Australia. The album's title is taken from author 
and social historian Xavier Herbert's 1938 novel relating to the 
European settlement of Northern Australia.
 Midnight Oil have enjoyed a resurgence of interest in their music 
lately. During 2001/02, they toured North America quite heavily - their 
first such outing since the early 90s. Their latest album also marks 
the first set of new tunes in four years.
 In addition to their thought-provoking hits like "Beds Are Burning" 
and "Power And The Passion," the band are best known for towering 
frontman Peter Garrett's bald pate and political activism

Dan Brunner