Midnight Oil guitarist’s tumble leaves cloud over Wollongong show on The Great Circle tour

Midnight Oil performing at Hope Estate Winery, Pokolbin, in october. Picture: Jonathan Carroll
Midnight Oil performing at Hope Estate Winery, Pokolbin, in october. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

It’s uncertain whether Midnight Oil’s Wollongong show will go ahead with Jim Moginie after the guitarist tore his hamstring at a Melbourne gig on Wednesday.

There has been no indication that the Wollongong show will be cancelled at this stage.

The band were forced to cut short their show at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Wednesday night after Moginie tripped and fell at the end of the main set.

Touring company Frontier did not indicate if Midnight Oil would continue “The Great Circle” tour without him and said it was unlikely they’d have any “definitive” answers until Thursday night.

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Midnight Oil concert cut short Video: ABC, Lap Phan

Midnight Oil concert cut short Video: ABC, Lap Phan

Moginie had to be escorted off-stage and treated in an ambulance, reports said. The band confirmed the incident on social media, apologising to fans for the swift exit.

“Thanks from Jim for all the good wishes. He’s in good spirits but has a badly torn hamstring after slipping onstage last night. He will get further tests in hospital today to determine whether surgery is required,” they wrote on Facebook.

They said the next update on his condition would be around 8pm on Thursday.

The Oils are scheduled to play at WIN Entertainment Centre on Monday, November 13.

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