Iconic Aussie rockers Cold Chisel will play the very first concert at Bankwest Stadium in their only Sydney show on Australia Day Weekend, Friday 24 January.
As part of their first ever outdoor summer tour, Blood Moon 2020 Tour, Cold Chisel will be joined at Bankwest Stadium by the mighty Hoodoo Gurus, Birds of Tokyo and Busby Marou.
Since their legendary Last Stand way back in 1983, Cold Chisel has reformed for just four national tours, but they almost always played indoors and those gigs didn’t happen over the holidays.
“We’ve only done four tours since the early 80’s so we need to make each of them count”, explains the band’s frontman, Jimmy Barnes.
“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.”
There’s nothing more Australian than hot sun, warm waves and Cold Chisel. The band’s classic songs like Khe Sanh, Flame Trees, Bow River, My Baby, Cheap Wine, Saturday Night and You Got Nothing I Want have become the soundtrack to our summers and will now be the soundtrack to Bankwest Stadium’s first ever concert.
The band is currently putting the finishing touches to some more new music they recorded earlier this year with Charley and they plan to release at least some of it before the Blood Moon Tour.
Over the course of their career, Cold Chisel has sold almost 7 million albums across vinyl, cassette, CD, downloads and streaming.
They’ve been inducted to the ARIA Hall Of Fame and received the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music.
However their greatest achievements are their songs. It’s a body of work that has defined and echoed who we are.
For over 40 years Cold Chisel has defied the odds, ignored the trends, and blazed their own trail.
The band has endeared themselves to all sorts of Australians because their uncompromising attitude articulates our hopes, fears, alienation and humour, and because they are simply one of the most ferocious live rock ‘n’ roll outfits on earth.
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