Legendary Australian rock band, Cold Chisel, has announced a very special one-off show in Adelaide on Friday, 2 March 2018 to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Adelaide 500. It will be the first time the band has played their former hometown since the band’s huge One Night Stand tour in 2015.
When approached for this milestone event, Cold Chisel were determined to make it a unique show – and went about personally hand-picking a bill of all South Australian-born artists. Under the banner of ‘Made In SA‘, they have invited their friend Kasey Chambers, the critically-hailed rock outfit Bad//Dreems and two local Music SA openers to join them.
“Adelaide was and will always be ground zero for us, our home turf, our training ground. For better or worse it made us who we are,” says frontman Jimmy Barnes. “We’re excited to be going back to play this special ‘Made In SA’ show. Kasey is a legend and a good mate. I’ve sung with her many times and when Cold Chisel reunited in the studio 2010, Kasey’s brother Nash produced our single, ‘All For You’, which was the last-ever session we did with our dear friend Steve Prestwich. Bad//Dreems are one of the best bands to come out of Adelaide in the last decade and our mate Mark Opitz, who produced some of our best recordings, has made both of their albums so we’ve got a connection to them too.”
“With so many international artists, and even some Australians, skipping South Australia on their ‘national’ tours, we wanted to put together a concert for the 20th Anniversary of this iconic rock & roll weekend that made the state proud.”
Originally formed in Adelaide in 1973, Cold Chisel is one of Australia’s most revered rock outfits with a history that spans forty years and a catalogue of songs and albums that have become part of the nation’s psyche.
Renowned as one of the most dynamic Australian live acts ever, Cold Chisel – Jimmy Barnes (lead vocals), Ian Moss (lead guitar/ vocals), Don Walker (keyboards/backing vocals), Phil Small (bass guitar) and Charley Drayton (drums) – will perform their iconic hits such as Flame Trees, Khe Sanh, Cheap Wine, Choirgirl, My Baby, Rising Sun and Bow River as well as music from their recent studio albums, No Plans (2012) and The Perfect Crime (2015)
Cold Chisel recently announced that on 10 November this year, they will release their biggest ever live release, an almost-3 hour package called The ‘Last Stand’ of the Sydney Entertainment Centre – The Live Tapes – Vol 4. The 32 song album is culled from the wild and unhinged shows that Cold Chisel played in December 2015 to say farewell to the iconic music venue before it was demolished just days later. It will be released as a 4 x Vinyl Box Set, a 3 x CD set, a Deluxe 3 x CD plus DVD set and of course it will be available across all streaming and download platforms.
“I couldn’t be prouder to perform at this rocking Adelaide 500 event and be part of such a great line-up of musical legends, fellow South Australians and good friends” said Kasey Chambers who was born in Mt Gambier. This show will mark the first time Kasey and her band have appeared at the Adelaide 500.
Bad//Dreems added, “There’s no better setting for playing alongside the nationally adored Chiz and some of Australia’s greatest acts, than on a barmy night on a historical racecourse amongst the rare dragon’s blood trees.”
Fans seeking tickets are reminded to only buy tickets by following the official links at www.coldchisel.com/tour-2. Fans are also strongly advised not to buy tickets from so called “reselling” websites such as Viagogo who typically advertise heavily online and often mislead consumers into paying much higher prices than necessary for tickets that may turn out to be fake.