O2 Apollo Manchester
“We had to play Too Much Sunshine because it’s the opposite of what you’ve got here and because we waited such a long time to come back and play to you”. So spoke Peter Garrett the imposing 6ft 4inch lead singer of Midnight Oil two songs into their set. He wasn’t wrong either, and on a grey Sunday evening the “Oils” were making their first visit to Manchester since ’93. Even allowing for the band being put on a lengthy hiatus whilst he pursued a career in politics it has been a long, long time. However, buoyed by the reaction to 2017’s The Great Circle tour they’re back for a rare visit with three shows in Manchester, Dublin and London before spending the next month playing festivals across Europe. So the faithful duly gathered, family’s with under 10’s sporting serious (and sensible) ear defenders rubbed shoulders with aging rockers wearing 80’s denim waistcoats adorned with Rose Tattoo patches. As the lights went down for the start of the show twenty-something’s rushed down the aisle to get as close to the front as they could whilst us slightly older ones stood our ground in » Continue Reading.