Powderfinger to call it a day after 21 years

Powderfinger have decided after an incredible 21 year career that it is time for them to call it a day after their upcoming tour.

The official release from the band can be viewed above and also their blog post which I have added below:

Hello ‘Finger fans

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.

Powderfinger
Sunsets – The Farewell Tour
Featuring JET & THE VINES
TICKETS ON SALE 9AM FRIDAY 30TH APRIL

Wednesday, 1 September, 2010
Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle
* Note: Support will be The Vines *
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Friday, 3 September, 2010
Gold Coast Convention Centre, Gold Coast
* Note: Support will be The Vines *
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Saturday, 4 September, 2010
Riverstage, Brisbane
* Note: Support will be The Vines *
Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100

Tuesday, 7 September, 2010
Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre, Tamworth
Tickets available from Tourism Tamworth: www.visittamworth.com, 02 6767 5300
or in person at Cnr. Peel and Murray Streets, Tamworth

Thursday, 9 September, 2010
Win Entertainment Centre, Wollongong
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Friday, 10 September, 2010
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Tuesday, 14 September, 2010
Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart
Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100

Thursday, 16 September, 2010
Memorial Drive, Adelaide
Tickets available from www.venuetix.com.au or (08) 8225 8888

Saturday, 18 September, 2010
Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney
Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100

Friday, 24 September, 2010
Supreme Court Gardens, Perth
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849,
www.heatseeker.com.au + usual outlets

Sunday, 26 September, 2010
Gardens Amphitheatre, Darwin
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849,
www.darwinentertainment.com.au or 08 8980 3333 or in person at D.E.C box office & outlets

Tuesday, 28 September, 2010
Convention Centre, Cairns
Tickets available from www.ticketlink.com.au or 07 4031 9555

Friday, 1 October, 2010
Entertainment Centre, Townsville
Tickets available from the venue, www.tecc.net.au or 07 4771 4000

Sunday, 3 October, 2010
Showgrounds, Mackay
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849, Mackay Entertainment &
Convention Centre: www.mackaytix.com.au or 07 4961 9777
or in person at M.E.C.C & Anarchy Clothing, Mackay (07 4957 3803)

Thursday, 7 October, 2010
Showgrounds, Rockhampton
Tickets available from www.pilbeamtheatre.com.au or 07 4927 4111

Friday, 8 October, 2010
Caloundra Music Festival, Kings Beach
Tickets available from www.caloundramusicfestival.com (Day + Full Event Tickets) or www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849 (Powderfinger show day only)

Saturday, 9 October, 2010
University of Southern Qld, Toowoomba
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849 or in person at
Bon Amici Café, Toowoomba (07 4632 4533)

Tuesday, 12 October, 2010
University of Canberra
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849 or in person at
Landspeed Records (02 6248 9220)

Wednesday, 13 October, 2010
Sports Ground, Albury
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849 or in person at Leading Edge,
Albury (02 6021 4471), Mega’s Music, Wodonga (02 6056 1044) or
Indigo Central, Beechworth (03 5728 1002)

Friday, 15 October, 2010
Showgrounds, Bendigo
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849 or in person at New Generation, Bendigo (03 5442 6512)

Saturday, 16 October, 2010
North Gardens, Ballarat
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849 or in person at New Generation,
Ballarat (03 5333 2444

     

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2 Responses to “Powderfinger to call it a day after 21 years”

  1. Norman Greensmith 10/06/2010 at 10:17 pm

    A work colleague James Steele-Mills is one of your greatest fans and has been for many years. He used to live in Australia and now lives in central Scotland, he has recently been to 2 concerts one in Glasgow and one in England and all our office knows how good POWDERFINGER are, he is a one man marketing person in this neck of the woods. He met POWDERFINGER on both of these recent concerts, James is 40 next Tuesday and I wondered if the group could send him a birthday wish by email. If this would be possible you could email the birthday wish to me and I would forward it to James as I do not know his email address and will not know it until tomorrow, but this would be very much appreciated.

    Thank you
    Norman Greensmith(a colleague and friend)

  2. Hi Norman,

    You would be be better getting in touch with the band about this as I have no possible way of making this happen as I have no link to the band or their management.
    If you go on their official website, there is a contact section on there and you could get in touch to try make this possible for your friend.

    Good luck,

    Michael