Sunsets - The Farewell Tour
As we alluded to yesterday, we have some massive news for you. At a press conference in Sydney this morning all five band members announced their most extensive Australian tour ever! In what has been an agonising decision for the band, they have also announced that the “Sunsets” tour around the nation will be their last ever. Powderfinger will disband as a touring and recording band following this tour.
In a statement read out by Bernard, the band said that “With the completion of our last album, Golden Rule, we feel that we have said all that we want to say as a musical group. We firmly believe that it is our most complete and satisfying album and can't think of a better way to farewell our fans than with music that we all believe in and also with, hopefully, our best tour to date.”
Dry your eyes fans, we still have a massive amount of excitement in store for you. The “Sunsets” tour will include shows in 21 different cities across every state and territory and be stretched over a seven week period from early September through to late October. Tickets will go on sale 9am Friday 30th April. Stay tuned for fanclub pre-sale information.
To add to the fun, the band will be supported by JET for all shows except the first three. The dates in Newcastle, Gold Coast and Brisbane will be supported by THE VINES.
The band also announced today that they will be partnering with Yalari on the tour. Yalari sponsors Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from regional, rural and remote communities to attend boarding schools all around the country, so they can receive a first class education through full boarding scholarships at the highest achieving secondary schools. Yalari is an organisation that looks to the improvement of the standard of living of Aboriginal people all around Australia by lifting education standards and creating inspirational incentives to children that would not ordinarily be afforded these types of opportunities. Please take a moment to check out more about Yalari at www.yalari.org
That’s about it for the newsflashes today! We have lots more news coming your way, so keep an eye on your inboxes and the Powderfinger website for more news soon.
Kylie (05 September 2010 01:59:21)
Looking forward 2 seeing the guys in concert in TAMWORTH!!!!
Would have liked to know what they are playing that night..im sure it'll be fantastic!
Anee-Maree (18 April 2010 22:55:48)
So sad to hear such an iconic and amazing band is calling it a day...your music will be played by me for many, many years to come, as you simply have a song for every mood, emotion and every occasion!!!
Adam Hearsey (12 April 2010 18:44:02)
A great career you lads have had. Like the legendary You Am I, it's a shame you didn't get the recognition Internationally that your music deserved. Speaking of You Am I, is there any chance you are going to add your good mates as another support band? Whether their added with The Vines or Jet, your final shows would certainly rival your Across The Divide tour with Silverchair if you add them! A great night of legendary Aussie Rock either way! Cheers lads
Goldengirl (11 April 2010 21:33:17)
Powderfinger, you guys are all class! Other bands I've loved over the years either dissapear or end because of some tragedy, but for you guys to give your fans the opportunity to see you in concert and know that this is their chance to say goodbye is such a gift so you can definitely walk away with your heads held high. I'm sad and I'll miss you but look forward to seeing you guys in concert one last time. All the best for the future and lots of love!!!
JAY (10 April 2010 13:08:50)
thanks for all the great shows, me luv you long time. my friends n i will be touring around victoria with you to catch as many shows as possible. Cheers boys
frycook49 (10 April 2010 10:48:06)
I'm gonna powderfinger. But we can still by your ambums, right?
Rachel (09 April 2010 23:39:09)
thank you so much for being one of australia's best bands. I worked security on a number of occasions when you played at Adelaide Uni and Big Day Out. Its a sad day for Australian music but thanks again for some fantastic songs.
Suzanne Farrell (09 April 2010 22:49:47)
thank u,thank u,thank u for the amazing song writing & music. c u in adelaide & all the best for u guys & your families in the future suzy
Fazualdo (09 April 2010 22:17:11)
Far out, I didn't see that coming. Thanks for the music boys - you've put out some of the best Aussie rock of all time. Look forward to you concert in Adelaide and your future music projects - maybe a follow up to Tea & Sympathy?
Aaron (09 April 2010 21:19:54)
This is the saddest news I have heard in such a long time. You guys are my favourite band and can't believe there will be no more albums or no more tours but you guys have all given sooo much to us fans and deserve to now take it easy, spend time with family and friends....Will be lined up 1st to get my ticket to your Perth Show...All Best Guys. Az
sara king (09 April 2010 16:09:01)
absolutely devastated but I think you have all made some of the best albums ever to be heard and I will miss you but thanks for memories that will last me a lifetime. Also can I please make a request I will be attending one of the Brisbane shows come hell or high water even though your sets may already be arranged can you please play Bless My Soul it is my all time favourite see you soon, Love Sara xoxoxo