Midnight Oil plot first tour in 15 years, including May 25 at Wiltern

Midnight Oil
Midnight Oil

At long last, Aussie legends Midnight Oil are coming to the rescue, launching their first tour in 15 years. The classic lineup’s six-month tour, World Circle 2017, will make its way across four continents this summer, including a date May 25 at the Wiltern.

Socially conscious and unapologetically political and environmentalist, Midnight Oil released 11 albums between 1978 and 2002, including seminal releases such as “Diesel & Dust,” “Blue Sky Mining” and “Earth & Sun & Moon.” In conjunction with the Sydney band’s world tour, they are releasing a box set titled “The Full Tank,” featuring all of their releases, along with three additional box sets called “The Overflow Tank”, which will contain 14 hours of rarities and unreleased tracks.

Tickets for the Wiltern show go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 24.