Oils Injury Cuts Gig Short

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Thursday, November 9, 2017 – Midnight Oil cut short their show at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl last night after lead guitarist guitarist Jim Moginie, 61, tripped and fell off stage at the end of the main set.

Singer Peter Garrett, returning to the stage for the encore, apologised that they could only perform one song acoustically because Moginie had fallen and injured himself. Garrett explained that the guitarist was alright but was resting.

The Age reports that Moginie was escorted off-stage and treated in an ambulance.

“Sorry for the short encore but Jim took a spill and hurt his leg at end of main set. Wishing him a quick recovery,” the Oils wrote on Twitter.

The band are due to return to the Music Bowl next week following gigs in Sydney and Wollongong.

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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