The Oils are hitting the road with a top group of First Nations collaborators for a series of special performances centred around the mini-album The Makarrata Project.
As well as treating audiences to the new tracks, the series of all-ages, outdoor events will also see Midnight Oil performing many of their other classic reconciliation songs.
Joining the Oils will be leading First Nations vocalists Dan Sultan, Alice Skye, Troy Cassar-Daley, Tasman Keith and Leah Flanagan.
As well as joining Midnight Oil for their set, Dan Sultan, Troy Cassar-Daley, Leah Flanagan and Alice Skye will all perform special guest slots of their own songs on select dates.
With the sudden passing of bassist Bones Hillman last year, Adam Ventoura will join the Oils on bass.
Said Peter Garrett: “It will be a moment heavy with emotion to go onstage without our long-time brother in music, but Bonesy always made it clear he wanted these gigs to go ahead without him so we know he will be with us in spirit. We’ve just started rehearsing with Adam, who, amazingly, has been living under our noses in Sydney. There’s something primal about his playing that caught our ears that makes the band sound great.”
This series of concerts seeks to elevate the Uluru Statement from the Heart, which calls for a Makarrata – or “truth telling” – to account for the theft of lands and displacement of First Nations people.
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