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Powderfinger Announce Long Awaited Return After 10 Years

Powderfinger Announce Long Awaited Return After 10 Years

Legendary Australian band Powderfinger have announced they are coming back.

They performed their last show in Brisbane in 2010 and fans were devastated that they'll never see them perform 'My Happiness' or 'These Days' live again.

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But, the band has revealed that they will do a one-off reunion show called the One Night Lonely concert, which will be streamed on their YouTube channel on May 23.

Bernard Fanning, Ian Haug, John Collins, Darren Middleton and Jon Coghill came up with the idea when they were on a virtual meeting talking about the release their anniversary record, which is expected later this year.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Speaking to News Corp, Fanning revealed: "In these meetings, we were chatting about the (online) performances we had all seen and then thinking about what could we do.

"Do we have a song we could release or something like that to contribute?

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"A concert just kind of became the best idea and we liked it because it was really unusual, the idea of us actually reuniting without physically being in the same room."

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Fans watching at home will be encouraged to donate to the two chosen charities: Beyond Blue and Support Act.

You don't have to donate, but, hey, Powderfinger are doing this just for you, so it would be nice.

"When we asked ourselves why we should do it, seriously, we just wanted to try to put a smile on people's faces," Fanning said. "And while we are doing it, find a way to try to raise some money for people who need it."

The band will be busting out some of their biggest hits on May 23.

Considering there aren't many places that you can go to enjoy live music in Australia at the moment, it's probably a good idea to mark that Saturday night in your calendar.

Powderfinger devastated fans at their final show when they explained why they were retiring the band.

They said: "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."

Well, looks like we might get a concert to beat that.

Featured Image Credit: Powderfinger

Topics: News, Music, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.