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‘PERMAGLOW’ BRINGS BACK THE POLEMICAL PETER GARRETT AS ALBUM TOUR LOOMS

Peter Garrett drops a new single with the accompanying video today called ‘Permaglow’ – it’s a trenchant rallying cry for screenagers ‘wasting away in paradise’. “George Orwell was right, we had to wait a bit longer” proclaims Garrett as the singular guitar of Midnight Oil’s Martin Rostsey slashes across the anthemic rock track.

‘Permaglow’ is the lead single from Peter’s March 15 release The True North which featured on most critics’ lists of 2024’s Most Anticipated Albums. Recorded with his band The Alter Egos – the new songs are already getting some live airings with appearances at Victoria’s Riverboats Festival and a special Waitangi Day performance in New Zealand over the coming weeks.

Says Peter: “When walking late at night you often see a single light blinking out of apartment blocks and houses. People watching a screen by themselves, maybe lonely, and it was this scene I was trying to tune into with ‘Permaglow’. There’s a massive contradiction between the cult of the successful individual celebrated in the media and the reality many people face.  Community should prevail over Marvel heroes every time.” 

Peter’s March theatre tour will then see him and his band showcasing their new work alongside some Oils classics and tickets are on sale now (see full list below). The tour kicks off in Newcastle on March 12 before looping around most Australian capital cities for some intimate shows, then ending with a bang at Bluesfest in Byron Bay.

Special guests in Newcastle and Sydney will be NSW indie band, Raintalker. Joining Peter on all other dates except Perth will be one of his favourite singer/songwriters – the ARIA Award nominated, Olympia.

 

To hear ‘Permaglow’ and pre-order The True North click HERE

 

For full dates and ticket information please see below:

Tuesday 6 February – Waitangi @ Waititi Concert on Marae, Auckland 

Saturday 17 February – Riverboats Music Festival, Echuca

Tuesday 12 March – Newcastle Civic Hall, Newcastle

Thursday 14 March – Canberra Theatre, Canberra

Friday 15 March – The Factory Theatre, Sydney

Wed 20 Mar – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne SOLD OUT

Thursday 21 March – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne

Friday 22 March – Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide

Saturday 23 March – Regal Theatre, Perth

Thursday 28 March – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns

Saturday 30 March – The Tivoli, Brisbane

Sunday 31 March – Bluesfest, Byron Bay

CLICK HERE for tickets

Détente Statement: Towards a balance of power between the US and the China

2024 will be a big year on many, crucial fronts – none more so than the cause of peace. So I’m pleased to be joining colleagues in supporting this push. Check it out. ‘China and the US must agree to peace’ | Bob Carr and Gareth Evans.
 
We, the undersigned, call for Australia to support the goal of détente – a genuine balance of power between the United States and China, designed to avert the horror of great power conflict and secure a lasting peace for our people, our region, and the world.
PETER GARRETT ANNOUNCES FINAL SHOWS FOR  THE TRUE NORTH TOUR

PETER GARRETT ANNOUNCES FINAL SHOWS FOR THE TRUE NORTH TOUR

Legendary Midnight Oil frontman, Peter Garrett, has announced two extra shows to round out next year’s tour in support of his forthcoming solo album, The True North. The True North is out March 15, 2024 and is available to pre-order now HERE.

Peter and his band The Alter Egos (which features the Oils Martin Rotsey on guitar and Heather Shannon from The Jezabels on keys) will perform at Newcastle City Hall on Tuesday March 12 with special guests, Raintalker. The show will form part of the annual Great Southern Nights concert series, presented across the State by Destination NSW and ARIA.

Due to popular demand a second night has been added for Melbourne’s Thornbury Theatre on Thursday March 21. All tickets for the first show at that venue have now sold out.

Tickets for both these brand new shows are onsale now via the links at petergarrett.com.au/tour.

These will be the final dates added to this March tour which will coincide with the release of Peter’s second solo album, The True North. Two tracks have already been released from this strikingly introspective collection of songs – the epically moody title track and first single ‘Innocence Part 1’ which is currently one of the most played songs nationally on the Triple M radio network. Watch the official video for ‘Innocence Parts 1 & 2’ HERE.

In addition to his own headlining tour, Peter Garrett and The Alter Egos will also perform special festival sets at Riverboats and Bluesfest plus a one-off show in New Zealand for Waitangi Day. For all the dates, and to pre-order a copy of The True North check out www.petergarrett.com.

 

PETER GARRETT RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘INNOCENCE PARTS 1 & 2’

Peter Garrett has just launched the first music video from his forthcoming album The True North … a seering performance based piece for the lead single “Innocence” which is currently receiving ABC and MMM airplay around Australia.

CLICK TO WATCH OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘INNOCENCE PARTS 1 & 2’

 

The clip is an extended work in two parts. Created by video artist and creative director Rachael Johnston and filmed by long-term collaborator Robert Hambling it doubles down on the song’s timely theme of dystopian resistance which Peter explains as follows:

“I was trying to figure out what was missing in my own life. After many years of activism and music and politics, environment and whatever else was going on in the world, I was starting to feel not so much jaded but a slightly heavy feeling. I realised the idea of innocence – openness, anticipation about the possibilities in life – that I had, and that we should have always as a culture, was starting to be taken away from us so I wanted to try and recapture some of that with a song that points out those people, those forces that are leaching our innocence away simply because they’re greedy/shortsighted, and haven’t matured as humans in the evolutionary chain. At the same time proclaiming that there is always space and time to react, to contest, and remake the world in a good way. It’s a big song with melody and words that run right through and so of course it’s got a part one and a part two as well. So you don’t get out lightly when you dip into Innocence but then who ever does?

 

PRE-ORDER NEW ALBUM THE TRUE NORTH HERE & GO IN DRAW TO WIN SIGNED ALBUM TEST PRESSING

 

LIMITED EDITION SIGNED PRE-ORDER BUNDLES AVAILABLE – CLICK HERE

 

Peter and the new lineup of his band The Alter Egos (featuring Martin Rotsey from Midnight Oil on guitar) made their live debut at Kiama’s Clearly Festival last weekend on a bill that included SKEGGS, Xavier Rudd, Ruby Fields and Gretta Ray. The band will hit Wangaratta and Melbourne’s Soundbox later this month as part of the “Always Live” program. Early next year they will perform at Victoria’s Riverboats Festival before hitting the road around the March release of True North for their own headline tour which wraps at Bluesfest. For a full list of dates and tickets, as well as pre-order info for True North, go to www.petergarrett.com/tour/

PETER GARRETT ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM THE TRUE NORTH + NATIONAL TOUR

PETER GARRETT ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM THE TRUE NORTH + NATIONAL TOUR

Peter Garrett has spent a lifetime exploring the beaten and unbeaten tracks that run through this country and its people. In March 2024 he will release a new solo album called The True North recorded with his band The Alter Egos (which includes Martin Rotsey from the Oils on guitar). It’s a deeply personal reflection on his singular journey, drawing inspiration and sustenance from the living colours of Australia’s natural environment and the sights and sounds of modern Oz.

Today, Peter announced an Australian tour in support of this release. Presale tickets will go on sale to members of the PG mailing list from 10am local time next Tuesday, October 24 with General Public on sale from Thursday October 26. For dates and all other info please (click here/see below).

The first official single from The True North was also revealed today – an uplifting track called ‘Innocence’ which urges, “it’s never too late!” Like the rest of this album the song was produced and mixed by Tony Buchen (Smashing Pumpkins, Montaigne, G-Flip, Tim Finn). The single is Peter’s first solo release since his 2016 debut with The Alter Egos, A Version Of Now, which made the top 3 of the ARIA Album chart.

The True North will be instore on Friday March 15, 2024 but a series of limited edition pre-order bundles were unveiled today featuring evocative artwork by Peter’s daughter, Grace Garrett. To view those items and the album track listing (click here/see below).

WATCH THE VISUALISER FOR
THE TRUE NORTH

Visualiser created by Rachael Johnston

The core band involved in making the album was Martin Rotsey (Midnight Oil) on guitar with Heather Shannon (The Jezabels) on piano and keys, Evan Mannell on drums and Rowan Lane on bass. Freya Schack-Arnott on cello and Ollie Thorpe on pedal steel joined in too as did two of Peter’s daughters, May and Grace who sang on some of the key tracks.

“With the Oils, and even the first solo record, there was plenty of banging down the doors and speaking out about the things that need to change”, Peter reflects. “There’s still a bit of that in this album too of course but generally these songs are reflective of the special things we need to cherish; the natural world as well as our always spinning internal compass, that helps us navigate the unruly passage of life.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO ‘INNOCENCE’ PARTS 1 & 2

PETER GARRETT & THE ALTER EGOS

THE TRUE NORTH TOUR 2024
Presented by Select Music & Eleven: A Music Company

PRE-SALE TICKETING INFORMATION

CLICK HERE to sign up to the PG mailing list for access to pre-sale tickets.

Pre-sale Runs 24 hours from: Tuesday 24 October (10am local time) or until pre-sale allocation exhausted.

IMPORTANT: An email with pre-sale ticketing access will be sent at 7am AEDT, Tuesday 24 October. Please ensure to check your spam folders, if you do not see a pre-sale email in your inbox shortly after this time.

General public on-sale begins: Thursday 26 October (10am local time)

 

TOUR DATES

 

Thursday 14 March – Canberra Theatre, Canberra

Friday 15 March – The Factory Theatre, Sydney **

Wednesday 20 March– Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne **

Friday 22 March – Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide **

Saturday 23 March – The Regal Theatre, Perth

Thursday 28 March – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns ***

Saturday 30 March – The Tivoli, Brisbane

All ages except ** 18+ and *** 15+

 

ALSO PERFORMING AT

Friday 10 November, 2023

Clearly Music & Arts Festival, Kiama – Keynote Speech

Saturday 11 November, 2023

Clearly Music & Arts Festival, Kiama

Wednesday 29 November, 2023

Always Live: Wangaratta Performing Arts & Convention Centre, Wangaratta

Thursday 30 November, 2023

Always Live: Soundbox Performance, Arts Centre Forecourt Podium, Melbourne

Saturday 17 February, 2024

Riverboats Music Festival, Echuca, Vic

Sunday 31 March, 2024

Bluesfest, Byron Bay

Patrons are advised to purchase tickets only through authorised ticket sellers. 
We cannot guarantee any ticket purchase made through any means other than the official ticketing agents listed on petergarrett.com.au/tour

 

THE TRUE NORTH OUT MARCH 15, 2024

Track list:

The True North

Paddo

Innocence Parts 1 & 2

Hey Archetype

Permaglow

Human Playground

Currowan

Meltdown

Everybody

 

CLICK HERE FOR ‘THE TRUE NORTH’ LIMITED EDITION PREORDER BUNDLES.

PETER GARRETT SHARES FIRST TASTE OF NEW MUSIC FROM FORTHCOMING  SOLO ALBUM THE TRUE NORTH

PETER GARRETT SHARES FIRST TASTE OF NEW MUSIC FROM FORTHCOMING SOLO ALBUM THE TRUE NORTH

Peter Garrett has spent a lifetime exploring the beaten and unbeaten tracks that run through this country and its people. In March 2024 he will release a new solo album called The True North. It’s a deeply personal reflection on his singular journey, drawing inspiration and sustenance from the living colours of Australia’s natural environment and the sights and sounds of modern Oz.
 
Recorded with his band The Alter Egos (which includes Martin Rotsey from the Oils on guitar) and produced by Tony Buchen (Smashing Pumpkins, Montaigne, G-Flip, Tim Finn) the album will be previewed at a handful of live performances (click here for dates) over coming months. It will be Peter’s second solo release, following 2016’s A Version Of Now which made the top 3 on the ARIA chart.
 
The first song to be revealed from The True North is the title track; a quietly evocative ode to “kinship and conscience” which was made available last Friday.

With the Oils, and even the first solo record, there was plenty of banging down the doors and speaking out about the things that need to change”, Peter reflects. “There’s still a bit of that in this album too of course but generally these songs are reflective of the special things we need to cherish; the natural world as well as our always spinning internal compass, that helps us navigate the unruly passage of life. That’s why I wanted to share this song first – it sets a different tone.”

“The True North” will be followed this Friday, October 20 by the first ‘official’ single from the album and further details on the project will be revealed at that time.

Peter Garrett - The True North (Visualiser)
Peter Garret & The Alter Egos to perform at Clearly Music, Arts and Wellness Festival in Kiama

Peter Garret & The Alter Egos to perform at Clearly Music, Arts and Wellness Festival in Kiama

Today, Clearly Music, Art & Wellness Festival announces its much-anticipated special guest performer, Australian music legend and frontman of Midnight Oil,Peter Garrett. Performing songs from his solo discography alongside his band, The Alter Egos, Peter’s addition to the Clearly Festival lineup follows his appointment as keynote speaker at Clearer Workshop on 10 November. 
 
From the compelling music of Midnight Oil to the continued brilliance of his solo work, Peter Garrett’s multifaceted legacy as an artist, former federal minister, and activist has not only imprinted itself on the pages of Australian history but also echoes across global landscapes. 
 
“We are thrilled to welcome the iconic Peter Garrett and The Alter Egos as our special guest for the Clearly Music, Art and Wellness Festival in Kiama”, says Clearly Festival co-founder Dom Furber. From my early days in Gerringong, I have fond memories of my dad blasting Midnight Oil’s incredible music, and I’m still blasting the incredibly important (not just catchy) records today.”
 
Dom continues, “Peter’s music and dedication to environmental causes align perfectly with the spirit of Clearly Festival and Clearer Workshop, and we anticipate an unforgettable experience for our attendees on November 10th for his keynote address and performance on November 11th”.
 
As a prelude to his captivating performance, Peter Garrett will ascend the podium at Clearer Workshop on November 10. A lifelong campaigner for environmental sustainability, Garrett’s keynote will address the critical task of tackling the climate crisis. He will discuss how artists, audiences, and society as a whole, can embrace a truly sustainable path as we seek to make the critical transition to clean energy and a sustainable future for our people and our planet.
 
Peter says, “I’m raring to play again; to talk, sing, perform and connect and The Clearly Music Festival is shaping up as the paramount experience where that can happen.”
 
Peter Garrett is one of our most prominent living Australians. The renowned activist, former politician, and lead singer of Midnight Oil is a long-time campaigner on a range of local and global issues. He served as president of the Australian Conservation Foundation for two terms, which saw significant additions to natural protected areas, and the ACF grow into Australia’s leading national environment organisation. 
 
As Minister for the Environment, he instigated the successful historic International Court of Justice case against Japanese whaling. As Minister for School Education, he was responsible for introducing the national curriculum and for legislating a new needs-based funding system for all Australian schools. 
 
He is the only Australian politician to receive the ‘Leaders for a Living Planet’ award from the World Wildlife Fund and is a member of the Order of Australia for his contributions to the music industry and environment. 
 
Following the release of Peter’s 2015 memoir “Big Blue Sky”, he turned to making music with his acclaimed debut solo album, “A Version Of Now”. In 2017 he and Midnight Oil regrouped after a 15-year absence for “The Great Circle” tour, playing 77 shows in 16 countries around the world. The band then recorded two new albums–“The Makarrata Project” (with First Nations Collaborators) and “Resist”– which each reached #1 on the ARIA charts. Across 2022, the Oils performed their final concert tour, calling for social justice and environmental sustainability. 
 
Peter remains a prominent advocate for causes, including ending the climate crisis, opposition to the AUKUS agreement, and the campaign for constitutional recognition and a Voice to parliament for First Nations people. He continues to make new music and will return to live performance this year with a handful of special live appearances.
Urgent that Parliament to have a close look at AUKUS, the stinker deal of the century thus far

Urgent that Parliament to have a close look at AUKUS, the stinker deal of the century thus far

Call for a Parliamentary Inquiry into
the AUKUS Nuclear-Powered Submarine Deal

The Australian Government has announced a four-decades long deal to acquire
American and British nuclear-powered submarines, at an indicative cost of $268 billion to $368 billion.

This is an extraordinary timeframe and an extraordinary cost. The assumptions on which the deal has been constructed are ill-defined, and many of the assertions made to justify the deal are unsupported by argument or evidence.

What can go wrong? Everything.

Australia does not currently have the design, construction or complex management skills to produce nuclear-powered submarines. The Royal Australian Navy does not have the technical skills to operate nuclear-powered boats.
Indeed, the Navy’s operational submarine skills appear to be in decline. Australia lacks the heavy industry to support such an ambitious deal. Nor does Australia have the range of tertiary educational or technology training institutions
to support the deal.

While the Government claims that sovereignty over the ownership and operation of the nuclear-powered submarines will remain always in Australian hands, there are many questions relating to thelimits on Australian sovereignty that must be addressed.

American and British submarines are powered by reactors that are fuelled by highly enriched uranium (HEU), that is, weapons grade uranium. Even when the reactors reach the end of their operational life, they retain HEU and other high-level radioactive waste which will become Australia’s responsibility. There is no plan for the safe disposal of this waste. The implications for Australia’s NPT obligations are unclear.

This acquisition deal has serious deficiencies.

These deficiencies need to be addressed by a properly constituted Parliamentary Inquiry to reassure the Australian community that this is a reasonable deal with a reasonable chance of success at reasonable cost.

The Inquiry’s Terms of Reference should at a minimum address the following key issues:
1. Are the strategic policy grounds for the deal well-founded? Do the changes in Australia’s strategic environment warrant such

a significant investment in a single defence capability?

2. What are the implications of the apparent re-orientation of Australia’s defence policy from a focus on the enduring features of the direct defence of Australia against any possible adversary to a concentration on the forward defence of Australia against a specific adversary where the grounds for identifying a specific adversary are unclear and unsupported?

3. Does Australia have the industrial, technological and educational capacities to support such a deal?

4. What are the consequences for Australia’s standing in the Indo-Pacific region? How is Australia’s diplomatic capacity to be built up to manage the geo-political consequences of Australia’s nuclear-powered submarine deal for South East Asia and the Pacific?

5. What are the consequences for Australia’s Defence force structure and strategic posture? How is Australia’s political and operational sovereignty to be defended and maintained?

6. What are the implications for diversity within Australian industry, especially with respect to the development and maintenance of expertise and skills in a broad range of advanced technologies?

7. How is the deal to be paid for? What opportunity costs arise, both within the Defence budget where inevitably there will need to be trade-offs and in the national budget where other important social policy priorities may need to be postponed or made subject to reduced funding?

8. How are accountability and transparency surrounding the deal to acquire nuclear-powered submarines to be ensured, and how is value for money to be determined?

9. What are the nuclear non-proliferation implications of this deal?

For these reasons, we, the undersigned,
call for a Parliamentary Inquiry into the AUKUS nuclear-powered submarine deal as a matter of urgency.

THE HON. CARMEN LAWRENCE AO

Former Premier of WA and MP for Fremantle

SENATOR DAVID SHOEBRIDGE

Greens Senator for New South Wales

DOUG CAMERON

Former Senator for NSW

JANET HOLMES À COURT AC PROFESSOR JAMES LAURENCESON

Director, Australia-China Relations Institute, UTS

DR EMMA SHORTIS

RMIT University

DR RICHARD DENNISS

Executive Director, The Australia Institute

THE HON. PETER GARRETT AM

Former MP for Kingsford Smith

SENATOR JORDAN STEELE-JOHN

Greens Senator for Western Australia

DR ROB OAKESHOTT

Former MP for Lyne

AIR MARSHAL RAY FUNNELL AC (Ret’d)

Former Chief of the Air Force

ARTHUR RORRIS

Secretary, South Coast Labour Council

ALLAN BEHM

Director, International & Security Affairs Program, The Australia Institute

THE HON. MELISSA PARKE

Former MP for Fremantle

SENATOR PENNY ALLMAN-PAYNE Greens Senator for Queensland

TONY WINDSOR AM

Former MP for New England

MAJOR GENERAL MICHAEL SMITH AO (Ret’d)

Former Deputy Commander of the UN Peacekeeping Operation in East Timor

ALLAN GYNGELL AO

also intended to sign this letter.

His death has silenced a calm and gentle voice that contributed so much to Australia’s foreign and security policy and our ability to help shape the world in which we live.

AUKUS STINKS, AND THAT’S AN UNDERSTATEMENT

Scott Morrison’s decision to build nuclear submarines in partnership with northern hemisphere former imperial powers was the most costly and risky action ever taken by any Australian government and should not have been allowed to stand.

At the very least, ratifying an undertaking of this magnitude should have been subject to thorough scrutiny and debate through all levels of the Australian Labor Party, and in the public realm.

Instead the original announcement, made in secret by three national leaders, two of whom have already left office, has now been given effect by a Labor government.

As stated previously I do not share the benign view of China advanced this week by former Prime Minister Keating. Neither do I wish to impugn my former colleagues who face difficult decisions as they deal with an increasingly unstable region.

Still this is a marked departure from at least half a century of foreign policy leadership in which the ALP has prioritized engagement with our neighbours over the outdated ‘Big Powers’ approach typically favoured by those who prefer the rear view mirror to the windscreen.
To be clear, Australia will now be the only ‘non nuclear’ nation that is in possession of nuclear submarines.

This raises a series of critical questions in relation to the nuclear non proliferation regime, and the management and disposal of nuclear waste.

AUKUS will produce increasing volumes of high level radioactive waste and this, along with the rotting radioactive submarine hulks (if they ever get built), must be safely disposed of and stored for tens of thousands of years in the Australian environment.

Our policy failure over decades with low and intermediate level waste gives no confidence in the future handling of far worse high level material.

God help future generations, especially if they happen to live in the outback or near an existing – or future – defence facility, or if they consume primary products impacted by radioactive leaks into land or water.

Has this cost been factored into the $368 billion price tag? A figure that will inevitably skyrocket in the years to come.

Where were the scientific reports, assessments, and risk analyses that should precede and inform a decision of this size?

Has Defence ever delivered a major construction or weapons delivery program on time and on budget? Not once in living memory.

Ask any Australian how they would spend this amount of public money to make Australia a fairer, safer, kinder nation and I doubt the answer would be nuclear subs.

As many experts have noted, expecting three nations to effectively co-ordinate and deliver a project of this magnitude and over such a long time period is epic wishful thinking, and flies in the face any relevant past experience.

In one stroke this decision has placed in jeopardy Australia’s previous hard won non-nuclear policies and treaty commitments, including the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty and the Treaty of Rarotonga.

At the least Australia should now join nearly 100 other countries and sign the new UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, as promised by Labor in opposition.

It is fanciful to make assurances, however genuine, about any aspect of this deal in relation to existing treaty obligations given that the current administration cannot bind future governments.

The main cheerleaders of AUKUS include the Liberal/National Coalition, who’ve never contemplated anything nuclear they didn’t want to embrace without qualification, and the nuclear industry who see this as a gateway to avoid what they have never earned: social license and community trust.

The fact that the leader of the opposition Mr Dutton, would countenance cutting today’s social welfare programs to ensure nuke subs start prowling the coastlines of other countries decades hence says it all.

Magically an attendant local nuclear industry is meant to somehow appear overnight. But there are no prizes for guessing where the expertise and fees will be sourced from – the US – all subsidised by the taxpayer.

There are prudent alternatives for conventional submarines that can fulfil an appropriate defence role at a time of increasing assertive behaviour by China, without any of the attendant risks to our environment and to the treaties we depend on to help avoid a nuclear apocalypse.

If the aim is to better prepare Australia against future potential threats then significant resources for cyber security and the development of a highly mobile, land based defence force, should be considered.

Alongside belt and braces protection for energy, water and communications systems, and accelerating climate mitigation measures.
AUKUS stank when it was stealthily revealed in the dying days of the former government. It still stinks. This unprecedented commitment deserves proper consideration and debate, not just a rubber stamp.

For now we are doing the time warp again. A vassal state is set to become a nuclear vessel state.

The most expensive undertaking in our history stumbles into the future learning nothing from the experience and mistakes of the past. Astronomic costs, wide ranging risks and hostage to the interests and capacities of others.

Peter Garrett rocks University of Adelaide

Peter Garrett rocks University of Adelaide

A one-off FREE live performance by Peter Garrett and The Alter Egos celebrating the University of Adelaide’s activities and research efforts to build climate adaptation and resilience will happen on Friday 10 March.

Here for Good celebrates the work being done by the University of Adelaide to solve sustainability challenges.

Students from the University’s Elder Conservatorium of Music will provide supporting performances.

Environmentalist Peter Garrett is a long-time campaigner on a range of local and global issues.

Peter will be playing songs from his acclaimed album “A Version Of Now” and some other surprises.

The live outdoor event will take place on the beautiful Cloisters Lawn at UniBar, just before WOMADelaide opening night. 

All students, staff, alumni and everyone from the University community are welcome to enjoy the event which is free.

Solving known and emerging problems of today and preparing our emerging leaders for tomorrow is the University’s strength. Sustainability guides the decisions that are made, the way the University interacts, and what the community stands for.

The University is committed to a sustainable future and has ambitions to lead and deliver positive and sustainable change for good.

As part of the commitment to sustainability the University has ensured that the Here For Good concert is a carbon-neutral event by investing in savannah burning projects in northern Australia.

What: Here For Good concert

Who: Peter Garrett and The Alter Egos supported by students from the Elder Conservatorium of Music

When: Friday 10 March, 1.30 – 5.30 pm

Where: The Cloisters lawns, off Victoria Drive

Registration: Eventbrite https://Here_For_Good_Concert.eventbrite.com.au

Cost: Free

Alberts launches Music Education: Right from the Start initiative

Alberts launches Music Education: Right from the Start initiative

This week, Alberts unveiled a national music education initiative in support of young Australians and their wellbeing.

Music education for all students is a must. Learning infused with music can enrich, stimulate and prepare young people for whatever path in life they choose. The bottom line is that a grounding in music is good for you, irrespective of what you are studying, and we need more of it.

CLICK HERE to read more

MIDNIGHT OIL ANNOUNCE SPECIAL FINAL SHOWS OF TOUR

MIDNIGHT OIL ANNOUNCE SPECIAL FINAL SHOWS OF TOUR

‘10-1’ album to be played in its entirety in Sydney and Melbourne

Since Midnight Oil’s new album Resist debuted at #1 early this year, the legendary Australian band has toured around Australia, North America, and then Europe, on their last concert tour. The final leg of this epic run kicks off this week at the Mundi Mundi Bash near Broken Hill followed by rescheduled gigs in Cairns, Darwin, New Zealand, Perth and Canberra to make up for various climate and Covid disruptions earlier this year. In addition, this final leg will include shows at Broome’s Stompem Ground Festival (after a 20 year hiatus) and a new WA gig in Busselton (see below for all details).

Today, the last four dates of this tour were revealed with Midnight Oil announcing two uniquely intimate extra shows in both Melbourne and Sydney. A portion of proceeds from each of these new gigs will be donated to environmental and Indigenous causes and general public tickets will go on sale 10am local time on Monday 22 August via: midnightoil.com/tour

Melbourne will finally experience Midnight Oil playing their classic album 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 in its entirety at the Palais Theatre on Monday September 12 under the banner “One For The Planet”. The band had originally announced this special idea for a benefit show back in March, but Covid got in the way so, like their other cancelled gigs, they are now making good on that earlier promise.

Two nights later, on Wednesday September 14, the Oils will play a final show at the Palais under the banner “One For The Road”. This extra Melbourne date will see the band performing the entire show (ie: no support) and delivering an extended set that will include classics from every Midnight Oil album and EP across their storied career.

Sydney will experience these same two special shows a few weeks later, as “RESIST: The Final Tour” ends with a bang back in the band’s hometown. “One For The Planet” (featuring “10-1” in its entirety) will be staged at the Luna Park Big Top on Wednesday September 28. Then “One For The Road” (an extended concert including classics from every album and EP) will celebrate the end of Midnight Oil’s touring career on the Labour Day public holiday – Monday October 3 – at the famous Hordern Pavilion where the band staged some of their most memorable Sydney gigs back in the day.

“The shows we’ve just done overseas have been some of the best and most enjoyable of our career”, said Midnight Oil guitarist/keyboardist, Jim Moginie. “Every gig on this last tour has had extra emotion around it so we’re looking forward to bringing those feelings back home again.”

“We’ve always supported causes that we believe are important during our tours so these four extra gigs are partly a way of doing that”, explains frontman, Peter Garrett. “They will allow the band and the audience to have a different experience each night by digging deep into the back catalogue in venues that are a bit smaller than the ones we’ve usually been playing in over recent years.”

“From the opening track on our first album through to the last song on our new one, we’ve always been blessed to have fans who are really passionate about what we do”, observed drummer Rob Hirst. “One For The Planet and “One For The Road” are our way of acknowledging that connection over 45 years. We’ve all shared an amazing journey together, so we want to celebrate that by playing something for everyone in places that feel special”.

Midnight Oil pre-sale for these new shows kicks off from 10am local time (staggered times – see below) on Thursday 18 August before the General Public on sale starting 10am local on Monday 22 August.. Tickets from midnightoil.com/tour

The newly announced RESIST show at Barnard Park, Busselton, WA with special guest Regurgitator on Friday 23 September now joins the existing RESIST shows at Munro Martin Parklands, Cairns with special guests Busby Marou on Thursday 25 August, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin with special guest Leah Flanagan on Saturday 27 August and Fellows Oval – ANU Campus, Canberra with special guests King Stingray, Emily Wurramara (solo) and Moaning Lisa on Saturday 1 October. Tickets via: midnightoil.com/tour

The band’s a day on the green Nikola Estate, Swan Valley, WA show with special guests Goanna and Stephen Pigram on Sunday 25 September is on sale now. Tickets via: midnightoil.com/tour

 

MIDNIGHT OIL PRE-SALE INFORMATION

Runs 24 hours from: Thursday 18 August (staggered times, see below)

DURATION: 24 hours unless allocation exhausted

PASSWORD: EARTH (not case sensitive)

TICKET LIMIT: per customer

GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE NEW SHOWS
Begins: Monday 22 August, 10am local

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR PRE-SALE

MIDNIGHT OIL
RESIST + FINAL SHOWS OF TOUR
AUGUST – OCTOBER 2022

Presented by Frontier Touring, Roundhouse Entertainment, Triple M (Melbourne VIC, Cairns QLD, Swan Valley WA & Sydney NSW), Mix 106.3 (Canberra), Mix 104.9 (Darwin) & Zaccaria Concerts & Touring & By The C (Busselton, WA).

Thursday 25 August Munro Martin Parklands, Cairns, QLD 

RESIST
Licensed All Ages
Presented by Triple M
Special guest: Busby Marou
Tickets on sale now

ticketlink.com.au | Ph: 1300 855 835

Saturday 27 August Darwin Convention, Darwin, NT

RESIST
Licensed All Ages
Presented by Mix 104.9
Special guest: Leah Flanagan
Tickets on sale now

ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849

Monday 12 September Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

One For The Planet
Licensed All Ages
Presented by Triple M 

Special guest: Liz Stringer

Pre-sale Thursday 18 August 10am local

General public tickets on sale Monday 22 August 10am local

ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100

Wednesday 14 September Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

One For The Road
Licensed All Ages
Presented by Triple M

Pre-sale Thursday 18 August 11am local

General public tickets on sale Monday 22 August 10am local

ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100

Friday 23 September Park Busselton, Busselton, WA

RESIST
Licensed All Ages
Presented by Zaccaria Concerts & By The C

Special guest: Regurgitator

Pre-sale Thursday 18 August 12noon local

General public tickets on sale Monday 22 August 10am local

oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545

Sunday 25 September Nikola Estate, Swan Valley, WA ** 

a day on the green 

RESIST
Licensed All Ages
Presented by Triple M
Special guests: Goanna and Stephen Pigram

Tickets on sale now

ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100

Wednesday 28 September Luna Park Big Top, Sydney, NSW

One For The Planet
18+
Presented by Triple M
Special guest: Leah Flanagan
Pre-sale tickets on-sale Thursday 18 August 12noon local

General public tickets on sale Monday 22 August 10am local

ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100

Saturday 1 October Fellows Oval ANU Campus, Canberra, ACT

RESIST
18+*
Presented by Mix 106.3
Special guests: King Stingray, Emily Wurramara (solo) and Moaning Lisa 

Tickets on sale now

moshtix.com.au | Ph: 1300 438 849

Monday 3 October Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, NSW

One For The Road
Licensed All Ages
Presented by Triple M
Pre-sale Thursday 18 August 1pm local

General public tickets on sale Monday 22 August 10am local

ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849

Also appearing at:

Thursday 18 – Saturday 20 August 2022: Mundi Mundi Bash, Broken Hill, NSW**

Saturday 17 September 2022: Stompem Ground, Broome, WA**

* Under 18’s may attend with guardian

** Not promoted by Frontier Touring

Patrons are advised to purchase tickets only through authorised ticket sellers.
We cannot guarantee any ticket purchase made through any means other than the official ticketing agents listed on the Midnight Oil website.

It doesn’t feel like a real rock night to me without good merch, so I’m super proud that my daughter Grace's album cover design is getting a run this time.

The True North is available for pre-order now at https://www.onrepeat.com.au/collections/peter-garrett and https://petergarrett.bandtshirts.com.au

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Getting ready to play Waitangi Day in Auckland tomorrow. Really looking forward to checking lots of people at this seriously important event.

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I’m seriously excited to be charging into ’24 wIth new music, and shows to follow. This one came up in the studio as a real banger - watch the full video for 'Permaglow' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieDki-XNcW4

The True North is available for pre-order now: https://www.onrepeat.com.au/collections/peter-garrett

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