More than 10 years after they announced their split, Brisbane icons Powderfinger are getting back together for one night only in the name of charity.
The news was teased on the group’s social media overnight, with a fake conversation between Bernard Fanning and Jon Coghill being uploaded, referring to the recent speculation ignited by a change of Facebook profile picture.
“Have you heard anything about the band getting back together?” Coghill asks. “No mate, I don’t know what’s going on,” Fanning replies. “I keep reading about it in the news, but I haven’t heard anything.”
While this was enough to drive fans into a frenzy overnight, the group formally announced a one-off reunion this morning, with a livestream reformation set to take place in just over a week.
“G’day Folks, we know we’ve been quiet but we hope this news makes you smile,” the group wrote on Facebook.
“Powderfinger are getting back together for one night only to give you an exclusive YouTube performance straight from our home studios to your living room titled One Night Lonely.
Set to take place at 7:30pm on Saturday, May 23rd, the one-off performance will be the group’s first public appearance since their ‘Sunsets’ farewell tour back in 2010. Though reunions have been rumoured since then, many fans long felt that Powderfinger’s goodbye may indeed be one that will stick.
Meanwhile, fans are still anxiously waiting to see whether or not the 20th anniversary of the group’s Odyssey Number Five album in September will bring with it some retrospective celebrations in the same way Internationalist did back in 2018.
It’s likely fans will find out more following this highly-anticipated reunion show, but in the meantime, ensure you’re ready for the first Powderfinger show in ten years.