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
LocationAustralia
Associated albumGolden Rule
Start date1 September 2010 (2010-09-01)
End date13 November 2010 (2010-11-13)
Legs1
No. of shows34

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

Set list[edit]

This setlist was performed on 12 October 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