Powderfinger (Australian rock band)

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Powderfinger were an Australian rock band formed in Brisbane in 1989. From 1992 until their break-up in 2010 the line-up consisted of vocalist Bernard Fanning, guitarists Darren Middleton and Ian Haug, bass guitarist John Collins and drummer Jon Coghill. The group's third studio album Internationalist, peaked at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart in September 1998. They followed with four more number-one studio albums in a row, Odyssey Number Five (September 2000), Vulture Street (July 2003), Dream Days at the Hotel Existence (June 2007) and Golden Rule (November 2009). Their Top Ten hit singles are "My Happiness" (2000), "(Baby I've Got You) On My Mind" (2003) and "Lost and Running" (2007). Powderfinger earned a total of eighteen ARIA Awards making them the second most awarded band behind Silverchair. Ten Powderfinger albums and DVDs were certified multiple-platinum status, with Odyssey Number Five – their most successful album – achieving eight times platinum certification for shipment of over 560,000 units.

After the release of their first DVD, These Days: Live in Concert (September 2004), and a compilation album, Fingerprints: The Best of Powderfinger, 1994–2000 (November 2004), the group announced a hiatus in 2005. The June 2007 announcement of a two-month-long nationwide tour with Silverchair, Across the Great Divide Tour, followed the release of Dream Days at the Hotel Existence. Powderfinger were involved in philanthropic causes. In 2005, they performed at a WaveAid concert in Sydney, to help raise funds for areas affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. Another performance at the Sydney Opera House in October 2007 raised funds for breast cancer victims and their families. One aim of their Across the Great Divide Tour was to promote the efforts of Reconciliation Australia, and awareness of the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children. In April 2010 Powderfinger announced that they would be breaking up after their Sunsets Farewell Tour, declaring it would be their last ever as they had musically said everything they wanted to say. On 13 November 2010, they played their last concert, signifying their disbandment. In November the following year, Dino Scatena, a rock music journalist, and the band, published a biography, Footprints: the inside story of Australia's best loved band.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1994 Parables for Wooden Ears 1
1996 Double Allergic 2
1998 Internationalist 2.5 2
2000 Odyssey Number Five 3 3
2003 Vulture Street 3 3
2007 Dream Days at the Hotel Existence 3 3
2009 Golden Rule 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
2004 Fingerprints: The Best of Powderfinger 1994-2000 Compilation 3 1
2005 Fingerprints: The Best of Powderfinger Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
2010 Sunsets Farewell Tour: Live at Newcastle Entertainment Centre Live 1
2010 Sunsets Farewell Tour Live CD: Sydney 2010-09-19 Live 1
2010 Sunsets Farewell Tour: Live in Caloundra. 8-10-2010 Live 1
These Days: Live in Concert Live 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1994 Tail 1
1994 Grave Concern 1
1995 Save Your Skin 1
1996 Pick You Up 1
1996 D.A.F. 1
1996 Living Type 1
1997 Take Me In 1
1998 The Day You Come 1
1998 Don't Wanna Be Left Out 1
1999 Already Gone 1
1999 Passenger 1
2000 My Happiness 2
2001 Like a Dog 1
2001 The Metre 1
2003 On My Mind 1
2004 Sunsets 1
2004 Love Your Way 2
2004 Since You've Been Gone 1
2007 Lost and Running 1
2011 I'm On Your Side 1

EP

Year Title Rating Releases
1993 Powderfinger 1
1993 Transfusion 1
1995 Mr. Kneebone 1

Other

Year Title Rating Releases
Vulture Street 1

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