Australian Tour 1981
I have very little information about this tour. I know that Rodrigueztoured with Midnight Oil and that the album Alive, recorded in 1979, was released to coincide with this tour.
Midnight Oil: I feel that Midnight Oil is a top band. I first watched them perform in 1981. I witnessed their powerful stage performance at past two in the morning in the freezing cold of the Australian wind. It was so cold that as Peter Garrett performed steam was rising from his head. It was almost phantom-like. He is musical, political and international. I also love the Stones. For me, Mick Jagger is king, but Peter Garrett is also high on the list of music aristocracy. I've been lucky to have been backstage with Midnight Oil on several occasions. We were on the same bill in Australia in 1981 ... it was a trip!
Canberra: I went to see Rodriguez in 1981, it was in Canberra at the Canberra Theatre. He appeared on stage with a support guitarist who's name escapes me. There was no support acts at all, just Rodriguez. I remember it being an eerie/ chilling experience listening to this extrordinary artist.
Midnight Oil's tour dates for their 1981 tour supplied by Oilbase - The Midnight Oil Information Site.
Midnight Oil - The Scorching Of The Earth Tour
Sorry, that's all I got!
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