In May last year, Midnight Oil announced their intention to hit the stage together again in 2017 for a series of gigs in Australia and overseas.

At the time, they said it would be "at least the end of [2016] before we know exactly where or when" that would eventuate.

That's understandable, given how cagey Garrett had been about the prospect of a reunion on Sunday Night, just a handful of months before the band's revival statement. These things take time.

Well, as the good folk at Tone Deaf have noted, it looks as though the wait is pretty much over for anyone who has been holding on to cruel hope that some information would have emerged about the band's plans by now: promoters Frontier Touring have posted a tweet with the positively ominous caption "Soon..." — as subtle as Garrett is hirsute — indicating that there's a big old announcement coming our way from the Oils' camp this coming Friday, 17 February.

It's probably a safe bet that this is the news Midnight Oil fans have been holding out for, but since we've been burnt once already this week, we're just going to cover our bases here and say that it's "exceptionally likely" that this announcement has something to do with those long-touted shows, but it equally could be a press conference to unveil Garrett's new line of scalp wax or something, so let's just wait till Friday to lay this one to rest for real.

Still — you can probably start getting a little excited, at least.

Midnight Oil + Dan Sultan + Apakatjah
Anzac Oval, Alice Springs
Midnight Oil + Dan Sultan + Irrunytju Band
Darwin Amphitheatre, The Gardens
Midnight Oil + Urthboy
Kuranda Amphitheatre, Kuranda
Midnight Oil + Urthboy
Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre, Townsville City
Midnight Oil + Urthboy
Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton
Midnight Oil + The Jezabels
Riverstage, Brisbane
Midnight Oil + Birds Of Tokyo + Ash Grunwald
Hope Estate Winery, Pokolbin
Midnight Oil + Something For Kate
AIS Arena, Bruce
Midnight Oil + Something For Kate
Village Hotel, Golden Grove
Midnight Oil + Spiderbait
Perth Arena, Perth
Midnight Oil + The Jezabels
Derwent Entertainment Centre, Glenorchy
Midnight Oil + The Living End
Gateway Hotel, Corio
Midnight Oil + John Butler Trio + Something For Kate + Frank Yamma + David Bridie
Hanging Rock Reserve, Woodend
Midnight Oil + The Jezabels + Adalita
Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
Midnight Oil + Abbe May
WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong
Midnight Oil + John Butler Trio + A.B. Original
The Domain, Sydney