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