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Cold Chisel announce 2020 Australian outdoor summer tour

Grab yourself a cold one!

Is there anything more Australian than watching Cold Chisel, with a warm breeze brushing against your face in the summertime?

We don’t think so. That’s why we’re stoked to bring you the news that this January and February the band will be hitting the road for their first-ever outdoor summer tour.

Since their legendary Last Stand way back in 1983, Cold Chisel has only reformed for four national tours. This time around, they’ve got Australia’s terrain well and truly covered. This summer, they’ll perform five unforgettable a day on the green shows at some of Australia’s most beautiful wineries alongside six incredible outdoor shows for By The C and Zaccaria that’ll see them playing on the beach, by the river, and in the bush.

“We’ve only done four tours since the early ’80s so we need to make each of them count,” frontman Jimmy Barnes says. “We knew that if we were going to get the band back together for another full tour it would have to be something really special. We wanted great line-ups and unusual places so that people would remember these gigs for a long, long time.”

Adding to the festivities are the incredible array of artists joining the tour on support duties – artists who are Australian legends in their own right and those who are the next generation of our music playlist fillers.

At various dates around the country, you’ll have the chance to see the likes of Paul Kelly, Birds of Tokyo,  Magic Dirt, The Detonators, Jebediah, Gyroscope, Kasey Chambers, Charlie Collins, and more.

These are some incredible lineups heading to some absolutely breathtaking locations. As an extra special moment, Cold Chisel – who were known as Orange when they started out in 1973 – will even return to Orange, nearly 40 years since their last gigs there, for the first-ever adotg event at the stunning Heifer Station Wines.

We don’t hand out legend status lightly, but with hits like Khe Sanh, Flame Trees, Bow River, My Baby, Cheap Wine, Saturday Night and You Got Nothing I Want soundtracking the lives of music lovers for more than four decades, we think Cold Chisel might just have earned it. Making these shows even more exciting is the news that the band are putting the finishing touched on new music which is set to drop before the tour kicks off – meaning these shows will be one of your first chances to hear new Cold Chisel live.

Cold Chisel Australia 2020 tour dates:

  • Tuesday 31 December – Fremantle Park, Fremantle WA (with Birds of Tokyo, Jebediah, Gyroscope, Carla Geneve and The Southern River Band)
  • Wednesday 1 January – Barnard Park, Busselton WA (with Birds of Tokyo, Jebediah, Gyroscope, Carla Geneve and The Southern River Band)
  • Saturday 4 January – Glenelg Beach, Adelaide SA (with Paul Kelly, The Teskey Brothers, The Detonators and Tim Prestwich Band)
  • Tuesday 7 January – All Saints Estate, Rutherglen VIC (with Birds of Tokyo and Magic Dirt)
  • Friday 10 January – Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley VIC (with Birds of Tokyo, Magic Dirt and The Detonators)
  • Saturday 11 January – Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong VIC (with Paul Kelly, Birds of Tokyo and Magic Dirt)
  • Sunday 19 January – Scully Park, Tamworth NSW (with Paul Kelly, Kasey Chambers, Troy Cassar-Daley and Charlie Collins)
  • Saturday 25 January – Stuart Park, Wollongong NSW (with Birds of Tokyo, Magic Dirt, Busby Marou and 19Twenty)
  • Thursday 30 January – Stage 88, Canberra ACT (with Paul Kelly and Magic Dirt)
  • Saturday 1 February – Heifer Station Wines, Orange NSW (with Birds of Tokyo and Magic Dirt)
  • Saturday 8 February – Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton QLD (with Birds of Tokyo and Magic Dirt)

Cold Chisel will tour Australia in January and February 2020. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.com.au.

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