It appears that beloved Aussie rock outfit Powderfinger are up to something, sparking intense speculation following a Facebook profile picture change this morning.
Taking to Facebook only a couple of hours ago, the sadly-defunct Brisbane outfit kicked off heated discussion about their forthcoming activities after changing their account’s photo to that of one taken around the year 2000.
This year is undoubtedly a special one for fans of the band considering it saw the release of their chart-topping fourth album, Odyssey Number Five. With the record’s 20th anniversary coming up in September, fans have begun to speculate that something may be in the works.
Eventually going eight times Platinum, the album was an unexpected hit for the group, breaking them into the US market, and even being named as “the Finger’s Crowning Glory” at the time of its release.
Spawning singles such as the Hottest 100-topping “My Happiness”, “My Kind of Scene”, “Like a Dog”, and a different version of the similarly-Hottest 100-topping “These Days”, the record’s reception was immense. Winning them six ARIA awards and the “Album” and “Song of the Year” certifications from Rolling Stone Australia, the record was later voted as Australia’s favourite album of all time in a 2011 poll by triple j.
Currently, there’s been no word as to what Powderfinger have in store, though it’s worth noting that their previous profile picture updates have only occurred in 2016 (in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Double Allergic), and again in 2018, when they released a 20th anniversary edition of their third record Internationalist.
Other fans have begun to hope that a reunion tour may be in the works, considering that this profile picture change has occurred just weeks after the tenth anniversary of the band’s breakup announcement, and the fact their profile’s cover photo now shows the group’s members waving to fans at the end of a concert.
Embarking on the Sunsets Farewell Tour in late 2010, Powderfinger performed their final concert at Brisbane’s Riverstage on November 13th, capping off their career with a heart-rending version of the classic “These Days”.
Fans have long since hoped for a reunion tour, though it appears that the chances of this happening are slim. Regardless, Powderfinger are keeping quiet with their forthcoming plans at the current time, though we can only assume more will be announced in the coming weeks.