Midnight Oil Live In Auckland!

Touring to celebrate the release of their latest album, RESIST – Midnight Oil, one of Australia’s (and the world’s) most beloved bands gave Aotearoa a belated, but warmly received performance.

Midnight oil remains what they have always been: A band that openly displays their politics proudly, both lyrically and literally. The crowd were treated to a medley of tracks from their new RESIST album.

The band made a tribute to the original bassist Bones Hillman, a kiwi who had passed away from cancer in 2020. This was followed by a shout-out to the new bassist, Adam Ventoura on the 4-string.
After powering through the standouts of RESIST, the Oils blasted through their classic hits like Beds Are Burning, Blue Sky Mine and Power and the Passion to end the show on a high.

From start to finish, Midnight Oil delivered a high-energy performance infused with bucket loads of passion, every track hammering you with the same message – Resistance against the complacently powerful.

Photos provided by Adam Jones Photography

This article was first published by Charlotte Lightbody on Ambientlightblog.com