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Midnight Oil To Perform One Show In SA

The rockers head to Joburg, Emmarentia on Satruady 29 July.

26 Apr 2017 / / written by TATC Staff

Legendary Australian rock band and agitators Midnight Oil today announced their first show in South Africa in over two decades. They also unveiled plans to release three archival box sets including a collection called “The Overflow Tank” which will contain more than 14 hours of previously unreleased and rare material.

The Johannesburg show is included as part of the SOLD OUT “The Great Circle 2017” World Tour, featuring the group in its classic lineup. The world tour kicked off in mid-April and Midnight Oil will be performing over 30 gigs around the world reaching Johannesburg on Saturday the 29th of July. During the world tour they will share festival stages with artists like Arcade Fire, Sting and The Pixies.

These will be Midnight Oil’s only shows in the last 15 years. It will also be the group’s most extensive world tour since their classic late 80’s/early 90’s albums like “Diesel & Dust”, “Blue Sky Mining” and “Earth & Sun & Moon” sold over 10 million copies around the globe.

All info on the Johannesburg concert is listed below. Extensive anti-scalping measures are being taken around this tour so fans are also formally advised to only buy tickets from the official ticket agencies listed on the band’s website to avoid possible fraud and needless overpayment via so called “reselling” sites.

The band have also announced the impending release of a remastered CD box set called “The Full Tank” featuring all of their existing albums and EP’s plus a mammoth new 4 CD/8 DVD trove called “The Overflow Tank” which will include over 14 hours of previously unreleased and rare material. Both of these box sets will be housed in replica miniature water tanks like the one featured onstage at so many ‘Oils’ gigs. The band also unveiled their first ever complete Vinyl collection which will feature 11 remastered LP’s and two 12” EP’s all cut at Abbey Rd Studios in London. The three box sets will be released around the start of the tour but full track-listings and pre-orders are available now via

Midnight Oil is more than just a rock’n’roll band. In 2017 they will finally bring things back to where they all began. The circle remains unbroken.


Rob Hirst – Drums + Vocals

Martin Rotsey – Guitar

Peter Garrett – Lead Vocals

Jim Moginie – Guitar, Keyboards + Vocals

Bones Hillman – Bass + Vocals



Supported By 947

Date:                     Saturday 29 July 2017

Venue:                 Marks Park, Emmarentia, Johannesburg

Gates Open:       11:00 / Concert Ends 17:00


Ticket Prices:
General Admission Standing: R495 (excl R25 ticket service fee)
Golden Circle Standing: R745 (excl R25 ticket service fee)

Pre-register for tickets now –

Ticket Sales open Fri 28 April @ 9am

No Transfers. No refunds. Ticket Sales Limited to 10 tickets per person.

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