Midnight Oil announce The Nudge as opening act for both New Zealand shows

Midnight Oil will make their hugely anticipated return to New Zealand shores this September for arena shows in Auckland and Christchurch. Currently out on the monster 72 date “The Great Circle 2017” tour, Midnight Oil are proving to be in true form, enthralling audiences at every show!

The Nudge

The Nudge

“Midnight Oil brought the power and the passion, full force, as if they hadn’t been gone for the last 15 years. A fantastic show.” (Brooklyn Vegan)

“Proselytizers place the Australian band in the pantheon of great live acts, and justifiably so.” (Chicago Tribune)

“Collectively, the Oils proved more than ready to take on all comers for the title of world’s most exhilarating live rock band.” (Illinois Entertainer)

“The Verdict? Something special just happened” (Sydney Morning Herald)

“It’s no small thing to revive one of the biggest, most beloved and simultaneously most polarizing bands Australia has ever produced … sadly, in a sense, much of the material is more relevant than ever … audiences are in for one heck of a treat.” (The Guardian)

Just announced, kiwi band The Nudge will be opening proceedings at both New Zealand concerts. Initially formed to expand Ryan Prebble’s solo blues project, The Nudge with the addition of Iraia Whakamoe (drums) and James Coyle (keys/bass) have just released their sophomore album Dark Arts, pushing a new wave of prog rock and sonic psychedelia.

Having built themselves a solid reputation for their live show, The Nudge deliver a unique combination of authentic musical arrangements, awash with screaming guitars, vintage tones, wailing keys and heavy grooves keeping the dancefloor at the heart of the music. Raw and energetic, The Nudge are best experienced live!

This will be Midnight Oil’s first headline New Zealand shows since playing the Supertop in 1990. They later returned to play Mountain Rock Festival in 1995, still making it well over 20 years since New Zealand audiences have had the true satisfaction of watching the band live.

Midnight Oil are still more than just a rock’n’roll band and in 2017 they will bring things back to where they all began. The circle remains unbroken.

Midnight Oil
The Great Circle 2017 Tour
With special guests The Nudge
(All shows all ages)

Tickets on sale now

For full tour information, click here

Sat 09 Sep
Spark Arena

Ph: 0800 111 999

Mon 11 Sep
Horncastle Arena

Ph: 0800 842 538

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