Today Cold Chisel announced a huge national tour that will bring the band to the sands of Glenelg Beach on 4 January alongside some top shelf support acts, headed by the legendary Paul Kelly.
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.
Now, for the first time ever, this legendary Australian band will be playing 14 very special outdoor shows in Australia and New Zealand during summer. Between New Year’s Eve and the second weekend of February, they’ll do gigs on the beach, gigs by the river and gigs in the bush.
Pre-sale tickets will go on-sale on Wednesday 16 October at 2.00pm (local time) with General Public on-sale from Monday, 21 October at 11.00am(local times) via the official ticket link below.
Called the Blood Moon Tour 2020, the run of shows is named after a rare lunar eclipse where the sun, earth and moon all briefly align before returning to their own orbits.
“You might get to see a blood moon once in your life”, explains the band’s main songwriter and piano player, Don Walker. “Apparently there’s going to be one just before dawn when we’re in Melbourne on this tour but we didn’t actually know that when we chose the name. Maybe it’s a sign.”
Fittingly the tour will boast a series of line-ups that are as rare and memorable as a Blood Moon. Every line-up is special, with the band joining Paul Kelly in a return to their old hometown for the Adelaide leg.
“We’ve only done four tours since the early 80s 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.”
The band has announced that Foodbank will be supported in various ways throughout this tour including by way of special auction items and fundraising collections at each venue on the tour.
“Last year Foodbank provided over 67 million meals to homeless people around Australia”, explains guitarist and vocalist Ian Moss. “They did that by making use of good food and produce that would have gone to waste otherwise. We wish there wasn’t so much demand for their services but we’re pleased to do our bit to help them out.”
The Blood Moon Tour 2020 is presented nationally by Triple M and MAX in association with Foodbank.
For full tour details, got to www.coldchisel.com
Glenelg Beach, Adelaide SA
Pictures supplied, with credit to Daniel Boud and Robert Hambling