Early in 2017, Midnight Oil shocked everyone when they announced their first tour in 15 years. Dubbed ‘The Great Circle Tour’, this global jaunt took the group to 16 countries over the course of the year, with some pretty amazing gigs being performed in the meantime.
To wrap up the tour, the band played two shows at The Domain in Sydney. Now, almost one year later, live footage from these gigs is set to be released in a special CD/DVD/Blu-Ray set.
Titled Armistice Day after the band’s song of the same name (and the fact that the first of these Sydney shows took place on November 11th), the live gig shows the band in fine form, delivering a stunning array of hits.
However, one of the highlights of this performance was undoubtedly the group’s cover of Yothu Yindi’s ‘Treaty’.
Performed with Yirrmal Marika (who is the grandson of Yothu Yindi’s original lead singer), their rendition of the track isn’t exactly a surprise, with both Peter Garrett and Midnight Oil having been immensely vocal about Indigenous rights in the past.
This cover of the iconic track also comes just a couple of months after we saw the release of ‘Treaty ’18’, an updated version of the track featuring new lyrics from Baker Boy.
Midnight Oils’ Armistice Day will be released on November 9th, and is available for pre-order now