Wollongong on the list for Midnight Oil's world tour

TOUR OF DUTY: Midnight Oil at the announcement of their world tour, which will reach Wollongong in November. Picture: Ryan Pierse

TOUR OF DUTY: Midnight Oil at the announcement of their world tour, which will reach Wollongong in November. Picture: Ryan Pierse

Wollongong Midnight Oil fans can block out November 8 on their calendar.

That’s when the band hits the WIN Entertainment Centre on their first world tour in more than two decades.

The band announced the tour on Sydney Harbour on Friday morning.

In the last 15 years the band has only played two shows – Wave Aid in 2005 and Sound Relief in 2009.

In preparation for the tour, the band has been reportedly rehearsing some 160 songs.

The Great Circle world tour will see the band run around the globe for six months.

The Wollongong show is the second-last gig on the tour, which starts in South America on April 25 (though there is a secret pub gig somewhere in Sydney before then) and heads to North America, Europe and New Zealand before finishing up with a show in Sydney’s Domain on November 11.

Those who sign up to the mailing list on the Midnight Oil website can buy tickets to the Australian shows during a presale on February 23.

Remaining tickets for the Wollongong show will go on sale on February 27 at 2pm.

The story World tour will get Oils slick for Gong first appeared on Illawarra Mercury.

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