REGROUPS FOR ‘ONE NIGHT LONELY’
7.00pm AEST, Saturday 23 May
exclusively on Powderfinger’s YouTube channel
After a decade long hiatus, iconic Australian band Powderfinger is tuning up and preparing to bring a little happiness to fans during these challenging days.
Powderfinger will reform for one night only on Saturday 23rd of May with an exclusive performance from their respective home studios, titled One Night Lonely.
The title signifies the one off nature of this event and points towards the very important charities the band are supporting, Beyond Blue and Support Act.
Streaming exclusively on the band’s YouTube channel from 7.00pm AEST, the set will feature a medley of their biggest hits.
“The five of us have been meeting regularly over the past few months to organise some Odyssey Number 5 anniversary releases. The idea came up of playing together again in this unusual format which we all thought would be fun. The past few months has been a very strange time for us all and difficult days for many. We really just want to bring a smile to some people’s faces and along the way raise some funds to help our music industry mates and people who are currently experiencing mental health issues,” said the band.
Support Act provides crisis relief, mental health and wellbeing services to Australia’s music industry community and has been inundated with requests recently from artists, crew and music workers who have been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Beyond Blue provides information and support to help Australians achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live. In the past four weeks, Beyond Blue has experienced a 59 per cent increase in the number of people contacting its support services compared to the same period last year.
Ruuben van den Heuvel, Head of Music Content Partnerships (South East Asia, AU/NZ), YouTube said, “At YouTube, we believe great music, combined with the reach and scale of the internet, makes the world a better place. And this has never been more true than during these days. We’re pumped to be able to help bring the highly anticipated ‘One Night Lonely’ reunion of Powderfinger into Aussies’ homes and support some amazing charities at the same time.”
Powderfinger’s seven studio albums produced songs that have become ingrained in the Australian psyche. Tracks like My Happiness, These Days, Sunsets, On My Mind, Burn Your Name and Pick You Up became the soundtrack for a generation.
It’s rare for a band’s career to hold an upward trajectory for 20 years, but that’s exactly what Bernard Fanning, Darren Middleton, Ian Haug, Jon Coghill and John ‘JC’ Collins achieved with Powderfinger.
Their trophy cabinet holds five number 1 albums, 18 ARIA Awards and 3 APRA Awards to name a few. They appeared in triple j’s Hottest 100 an incredible 22 times including two #1 spots for These Days (1999) and My Happiness (2000).
With millions of album sales in Australia alone, Powderfinger continue to captivate millions of listeners every month across streaming services and radio.
A formidable live act that built their enormous fan base off the back of relentless touring, Powderfinger played countless sold out shows across Australia and abroad. They graced the stages of every major Australian festival of the time including Splendour in the Grass, Big Day Out, Homebake, Livid Festival and many more.
In April 2010 Powderfinger announced they were calling it a day. The band embarked on their Sunsets Farewell Tour, playing to over 300 000 people along the way, and on 13 November 2010 they played their last gig, until now…
One Night Lonely is presented by Secret Sounds, Universal Music Australia, YouTube and supports Beyond Blue and Support Act.
ONE NIGHT LONELY
Saturday 23 May, 7.00pm AEST
All donations will be split evenly between Beyond Blue and Support Act
Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service – 1800 512 348 or visit coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au
Support Act Wellbeing Helpline – for artists, crew and music workers –
#1800 959 500. Or visit supportact.org.au