Midnight Oil to play in Albury-Wodonga on first tour in two decades

MIDNIGHT Oil will visit Albury-Wodonga as part of their first world tour in more than 20 years.

The band announced 'The Great Circle 2017’ world tour on Friday morning, with a show at Gateway Lakes scheduled for November 3.

The Border show is one of just 18 the band will play in Australia after returning from the international leg of the tour, which kicks off in April.

Approximately 12,000 tickets for the Albury-Wodonga show are on sale through Ticketek.

Regional Touring promoter Duane McDonald said the concert was likely to be of a similar size to Cold Chisel's ‘Light the Nitro’ tour, which played at the same venue in 2011.

“It'll be an open-air show, very similar to the one Cold Chisel had here a few years ago,” he said.

“It's great to have Albury-Wodonga on the tour.

“They saw the support Cold Chisel got when they were here, that pretty much ensured they would be stopping here.

“We're glad to bring another big act here.”

Mr McDonald said tickets were likely to be in high demand.

“There's a very unique audience up here, people on the Border love live music,” he said.

“It's probably one of the strongest regional areas for that sort of thing.

“Tickets went very fast last time we did a show up there, and from the reaction we've seen so far I'd suggest this will be very similar.

“It's on Melbourne Cup weekend as well, hopefully people will be able to make a weekend out of it and stay in the area.”

Emily Isles is heading along – all she has to do is decide who to take with her.

The Albury woman won tickets to the concert though a contest on 105.7 Triple M on Friday morning when the tour was announced.

Triple M are presenting the tour.

“My little brother is a big fan,” she said. “He and I probably got into Midnight Oil through my mum and dad, we've always been into more old school music.”

Melbourne punk rock three-piece The Living End will support Midnight Oil for the Gateway Lakes show, while another support act will be announced closer to the date.

Tickets are available via pre-sale on February 23, or general sale on February 27.