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Midnight Oil & Matthew Good - The Great Circle 2017 Canadian Tour Announce

TORONTO, ON - Canada just can`t get enough of Midnight Oil! The iconic Australian rock band and agitators announced today they`re headed back to the Great White North this summer for an encore of special performances on "The Great Circle 2017" World Tour.

Midnight Oil`s highly anticipated return to Canada follows nearly a 15 year hiatus and a
career spanning love affair with Canadian music fans and Canadian culture. Their absence did not go unnoticed with over 250,000 tickets sold within days of "The Great Circle" World Tour being announced that includes sold-out dates in Vancouver and Toronto. Now, they`re gearing up for even more shows with announced dates in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Calgary.

This unusual decision to announce a return play in Toronto before the first show has even happened is driven by the band`s desire to frustrate scalpers. Rather than paying inflated prices via resellers to attend the imminent May and June shows, fans now have the option of buying regular tickets to attend these summer dates.

The band will be joined by rocker Matthew Good on all of the Canadian dates and acclaimed Australia rock band The Living End will join the bill on the Toronto show date. Good is one of Canada`s preeminent voices in music today. In the 20 years since the release of his debut album he has been prolific in his output. His studio albums have combined for nearly one million albums sold in Canada alone and he has been nominated for an incredible 21 JUNO Awards.

All dates will go onsale to the general public on May 26 but members of Midnight Oil`s mailing list will get early access to tickets. Full dates and ticketing information is as follows: 
For more info, visit www.midnightoil.com/tour-dates

Wednesday, August 23 - Montreal, QC 
Place Des Arts
Direct French Link: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/pda/fr-ca/link/buy/details/P7W0823 
Direct English Link: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/pda/EN/link/buy/details/P7W0823
Artist Presale: Friday, May 19 (10 AM Local Time) - Thursday, May 25 (10 PM Local Time)
On Sale: Friday, May 26 (10 AM Local Time)
 
Friday August 25 - Toronto, ON
Budweiser Stage
Direct Link: http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/100052B1B3716289 
Artist Presale: Friday, May 19 (10 AM Local Time) - Thursday, May 25 (10 PM Local Time)
On Sale: Friday, May 26 (10 AM Local Time)
 
Thursday August 31 - Winnipeg, MB
MTS Centre
Direct Link: http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/110052B0CBC064B9
Artist Presale: Friday, May 19 (10 AM Local Time) - Thursday, May 25 (10 PM Local Time)
On Sale: Friday, May 26 (10 AM Local Time) 
 
Saturday September 2 - Calgary, AB
BMO Centre
 Direct Link:  http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/110052B0AF545B51  
Artist Presale: Friday, May 19 (10 AM Local Time) - Thursday, May 25 (10 PM Local Time)
On Sale: Friday, May 26 (10 AM Local Time)
 
Sunday September 3 - Edmonton, AB
Shaw Convention Centre
Direct Link: http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/110052B0A8E9586D 
Artist Presale: Friday, May 19 (10 AM Local Time) - Thursday, May 25 (10 PM Local Time)
On Sale: Friday, May 26 (10 AM Local Time)

“The Great Circle 2017” World Tour kicked off last month with a sweaty club gig in Midnight Oil’s hometown of Sydney before hitting Brazil, where the band played 5 dates and made a guerrilla appearance aboard Greenpeace`s legendary flagship “The Rainbow Warrior”. Early show reviews have been extraordinary.

“It’s no small thing to revive one of the biggest, most beloved and simultaneously most polarising bands Australia has ever produced.” – Andrew Stafford, The Guardian

“Midnight Oil turned the clock back last night with a 29-song, two and a half hour set at Sydney rock institution Selinas.” – Rod Yates, Rolling Stone

“.. That was some return.” – Bernard Zuel, Sydney Morning Herald

Midnight Oil is also releasing three new box sets to coincide with this tour. “The Vinyl Collection” (all their studio LP’s and EP’s), “The Full Tank” (all their CD’s and music videos) and “The Overflow Tank” (featuring over 14 hours of previously unreleased and rare material) will all be released on Friday May 12th in Australasia. Europe will release all three boxes on May 26th while the U.S. & Canada will release the Tank sets on Friday May 26th with Vinyl following on Friday June 9th via Sony Legacy. Other territories should check with local retailers for local release dates.

All of the box sets in the U.S. and Canada are available to pre-order now in all three configurations.

Vinyl: http://smarturl.it/MidnightOil_Vinyl
Full Tank: http://smarturl.it/MidnightOil_FullTank
Overflow: http://smarturl.it/MidnightOil_Overflow

For more information please contact:

Samantha Pickard
President
Strut Entertainment
samantha@strutentertainment.com
416.786.9769

Management
John Watson for Eleven
www.elevenmusic.com



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