Due to overwhelming demand Midnight Oil’s show at the Commodore Ballroom on June 2 has been moved to the Malkin Bowl In Stanley Park on the same night. The band’s decision to move the show to a larger venue follows a deluge of emails and postings from disappointed B.C. fans who missed out when tickets sold out in minutes before reappearing on re-seller sites for over $500 each.
Despite an absence of 15 years the band’s entire North American tour sold out within hours proving the deep and abiding connection Midnight Oil built with their fans through so many extraordinary gigs during the 1980’s and 90’s.
Fans who have already purchased tickets for the Commodore Ballroom show are advised that their existing tickets will be accepted at the Malkin Bowl In Stanley Park on June 2. For those unable to attend the show at the new venue, requests for a refund can be made from point of purchase until March 31. Fans wishing to buy tickets for the new venue can participate in a fan pre-sale from 10am Wednesday via www.ticketmaster.ca.
Passwords will be emailed to all members of Midnight Oil’s mailing list www.midnightoil.com on the evening prior. Members of the general public will have access to any remaining tickets from 10am PST Thursday via www.livenation.com.
In other news Toronto fans who missed out on tickets to the bands show at the Danforth Music Hall under similar circumstances are strongly advised not to buy tickets at vastly inflated prices on reselling sites. Midnight Oil is actively considering ways to provide more Ontario fans with a chance to see the band play live – stay tuned for further details.