Sunsets Farewell Tour

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Sunsets Farewell Tour
Tour by Powderfinger
Powderfinger are on stage, with Jon Coghill at left on drums; Bernard Fanning is mid-stage, singing into a microphone.
Powderfinger performing on their Sunsets Farewell Tour, 6 November 2010, Sydney
Location Australia
Associated album Golden Rule
Start date 1 September 2010 (2010-09-01)
End date 13 November 2010 (2010-11-13)
Legs 1
No. of shows 34

The Sunsets Farewell Tour was a 2010 concert tour of Australian rock band Powderfinger. It was their last concert tour following the announcement on 9 April 2010 that they would be breaking up after the tour, saying it would be their last ever as the band had musically said everything they wanted to say.[1] It coincided with the release of their final album, Golden Rule, on 13 November 2009.

In a statement read by Bernard Fanning, the band 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."[2]

The band also stated, regarding the set list, that their first album Parables for Wooden Ears probably wouldn't feature so much; Fanning laughed while saying, "we're going to play that in its entirety." Most of the songs performed were from their most successful albums – Internationalist, Odyssey Number Five and Vulture Street – as well as singles "These Days" and "Bless My Soul".

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
September 1, 2010 Newcastle Australia Newcastle Entertainment Centre
September 3, 2010 Gold Coast Gold Coast Convention Centre
September 4, 2010 Brisbane Riverstage
September 5, 2010
September 7, 2010 Tamworth Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre
September 9, 2010 Wollongong WIN Entertainment Centre
September 10, 2010 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
September 11, 2010
September 13, 2010 Hobart Derwent Entertainment Centre
September 19, 2010 Adelaide Memorial Drive Park
September 18, 2010 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
September 19, 2010
September 22, 2010 Perth Supreme Court Gardens
September 23, 2010
September 24, 2010
September 26, 2010 Darwin Darwin Amphitheatre
September 28, 2010 Cairns Cairns Convention Centre
September 29, 2010
October 1, 2010 Townsville Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre
October 2, 2010
October 3, 2010 Mackay Mackay Showgrounds
October 7, 2010 Rockhampton Rockhampton Showgrounds
October 8, 2010 Caloundra Caloundra Music Festival
October 9, 2010 Toowoomba USQ University Oval
October 12, 2010 Canberra University of Canberra
October 13, 2010 Albury Albury Sports Ground
October 15, 2010 Bendigo Prince of Wales Showgrounds
October 16, 2010 Ballarat Ballarat Botanical Gardens
October 29, 2010 Melbourne Sidney Myer Music Bowl
October 30, 2010 Adelaide Memorial Drive Park
November 6, 2010 Sydney Acer Arena
November 10, 2010 Brisbane Riverstage
November 12, 2010
November 13, 2010

Set list[edit]

This setlist was performed on October 12th, 2010, at the University of Canberra.

  1. 'Love Your Way'
  2. 'Lost and Running'
  3. 'Burn Your Name'
  4. 'Sunsets'
  5. 'Sail the Wildest Stretch'
  6. 'Thrilloilogy'
  7. 'Already Gone'
  8. 'The Metre'
  9. 'Like A Dog'
  10. 'Jewel'
  11. 'Nobody Sees'
  12. 'Private Man'
  13. 'My Happiness'
  14. 'Passenger'

Encore:

  1. 'Capocity'
  2. 'Pick You Up'
  3. 'Baby I've Got You (On My Mind)'

Encore 2:

  1. 'These Days'

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Powderfinger will break up after big tour". Nova. 9 April 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Page not found - Powderfinger Archived 1 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine.