After a decade of nearly complete silence, Aussie rock heroes Powderfinger are making a triumphant return to the stage. The beloved Brisbane boys announced that they will reunite for a one-night-only live-streamed performance to raise money for charity.
Titled One Night Lonely, the stream will take place on from their YouTube channel next Saturday.
Powderfinger have announced a live-streamed performance for charity. One Night Lonely will mark the band’s first official performance in almost 10 years.
Fast approaching its 20th birthday is arguably Powderfinger’s finest record, Odyssey Number Five. In a press release, the band revealed that they were planning for its anniversary before eventually developing ideas for future performances.
“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.”
Powderfinger is the latest band to join the new world of live performance, brought on by social distancing restrictions. In acknowledgment of this difficult time, particularly for sufferers of mental health issues, as well as the music industry, One Night Lonely will raise funds for Beyond Blue and Support Act.
“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.”
The announcement follows a series of small movements on Powderfinger’s social media in recent weeks, leaving fans rife with speculation. They recently changed their Facebook cover photo, before eventually delivering this cheeky tweet.
Testing… is this thing on?
— Powderfinger (@powderfinger_au) May 13, 2020
It has been 10 years since their last official show (barring a couple of one-off gigs). In that time, Powderfinger has remained adamant that a sudden reunion is off the table. However, we’re holding out hope for a headline slot during Australia’s festival season. There are very small whisperings of an appearance at Falls Festival, should it go ahead.
One Night Lonely streams free from the Powderfinger YouTube channel at 7pm AEST, Saturday 23 May. Viewers will be able to donate to Beyond Blue and Support Act during the performance.