ABC bids Powderfinger farewell

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In honour of Powderfinger's farewell tour, the ABC will screen an hour-long special showcasing their long and successful career.

Presented by Spicks & Specks team leader and self-confessed Powderfinger fanatic Myf Warhurst, Powderfinger: The Final Odyssey will include behind-the-scenes tour clips, interviews with the band and an overview of their success.

Formed in Brisbane in 1989, Powderfinger has enjoyed a career spanning the last two decades to become one of the most successful Australian bands of all time.

Comprising of singer Bernard Fanning, guitarists Darren Middleton and Ian Haug, bassist John Collins and drummer Jon Coghill, their success hit a high with their third album Internationalist in 1998.

After a temporary hiatus in 2005 in which the members explored different projects, the band once again reformed to tour with fellow Australian rockers Silverchair and release a new album.

In April 2010, after winning 15 ARIA Awards and releasing numerous multi-platinum albums, the band decided to call it a day, explaining that musically they had said everything that they wanted to.

Up for several nominations in the 2010 ARIA Awards, it is hoped that the band will bow out with a few more awards under its belt.

At the MTV Classic launch in Melbourne earlier this year, spoke to Powderfinger's Darren Middleton about the band's farewell tour and what he plans to do next:

Airing only days before the band takes to the stage for the last time, Powderfinger: The Final Odyssey premieres 9:30pm Thursday, November 11 on ABC1.

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