Midnight Oil add New Plymouth to "Resist" Tour!

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MIDNIGHT OIL ADD NEW PLYMOUTH DATE TO ‘RESIST’: THE FINAL TOUR THIS SEPTEMBER

“"As Midnight Oil close things out with their final tour, it’s clear that they’re still performing at the peak of their collective powers.".” – Rolling Stone

“the band are going out on top: seasoned performers as passionate and energized as ever, with their message of resistance – threaded through almost every element of tonight’s show – raging on.” - NME

After being forced to postpone their tour dates from earlier this year to September, Midnight Oil are thrilled to be adding a fourth date to ‘Resist’: The Final Tour of Aotearoa in New Plymouth.

Beginning on Thursday 1 September at Christchurch Arena, followed by Saturday 3 September at Auckland’s Spark Arena, Tuesday 6 September at Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre, Midnight Oil will play their last ever show on our shores TSB Stadium New Plymouth on Thursday 8 September.

‘We are currently on tour across the North America and having a blast. These final shows have been amazing: part celebration and reunion with our audience and part the catharsis of an Oils show at full blast and we cannot wait to bring them to life one last time in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Thanks for bearing with us and we’ll see you on the road! – Midnight Oil

Tickets for the New Plymouth date will go on sale Thursday 23 June at 11am NZST and tickets for all other shows are on sale now.

Resist the final album was released in February of this year and debuted at #16 on the NZ Top 40. It is Midnight Oil’s 15th studio release since the band exploded out of the post-punk scene back in 1978, blazing a singular trail of blistering gigs through Australia’s pubs and clubs. In the four decades since they have created an unparalleled string of classic tracks including “I Don’t Wanna Be The One”, “Power & The Passion”, “US Forces”, “Best Of Both Worlds”, “The Dead Heart”, “Blue Sky Mine”, “Forgotten Years”, “Truganini”, “Redneck Wonderland”, “Say Your Prayers” and the 2020 APRA song of the year “Gadigal Land (feat. Dan Sultan, Joel Davison, Kaleena Briggs & Bunna Lawrie)”. Their Diesel & Dust LP topped the critics’ “100 Best Australian Albums Of All Time” and its worldwide hit “Beds Are Burning” is one of the “500 Songs That Shaped Rock’n’roll” according to the U.S. Rock’n’roll Hall Of Fame.

The band’s performance of that song at the Sydney Olympics is etched in the memory of billions.

Nobody can underestimate what this band means. With a career spanning over five decades, Midnight Oil are truly one of the great rock n roll bands of this generation.

From the northern beaches of Sydney to the streets of Manhattan, they have stopped traffic, inflamed passions, inspired fans, challenged the concepts of “business as usual” and broken much new ground. Seeing Midnight Oil in full flight is to experience the kinetic power of live rock’n’roll. They leave you inspired to live life more passionately and to Resist.

Midnight Oil calls for governments to urgently take serious actions that reduce carbon pollution. This tour will embrace best practices for emission reductions and offsetting. A portion of proceeds will be set aside for organizations seeking to elevate the existential threat posed by the climate crisis.

MIDNIGHT OIL
RESIST - THE FINAL TOUR
SEPTEMBER 2022
Presented by Eccles Entertainment and The Sound

NEW PLYMOUTH TICKETS ON SALE 11AM THURSDAY 23 JUNE
ALL OTHER SHOWS ON SALE NOW

Thursday 1 September 2022
Christchurch Arena, Christchurch
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Saturday 3 September 2022
Spark Arena, Auckland
ticketmaster.co.nz | Ph: 0800 111 999

Tuesday 6 September 2022
Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington
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Thursday 8 September 2022
TSB Stadium, New Plymouth
NEW SHOW
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