New album Blood Moon out now

02Cold-Chisel

Cold Chisel’s new studio album, Blood Moon, is released today on a myriad of different formats – including Deluxe CD (with bonus DVD), standard CD, Blood Moon-coloured vinyl, an extremely limited Cassette (yes, cassette!) and all digital formats.

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In typical Cold Chisel style, there’s a potpourri of ideas, sounds and genres across Blood Moon – from the chooglin’ boogie of the first single Getting The Band Back Together, which celebrates the weekend warrior in all of us (including the band), to the angry, visceral epic Killing Time, the high-speed oblivion of Drive, the crazed-carnival sounds of Boundary Street to Ian Moss’ soulful closer You Are So Beautiful.

The songs also came together in different ways – some were straight from the pen of Don Walker; Buried Treasure was the first songwriting contribution between Charley Drayton and Walker; and some tumbled out unusually: “In between our demoing and the recording, a friend of mine was reading Songs and he asked me about a handful of songs that had never been recorded or released, but were included in the book,” says Don. Two of those songs, “Boundary Street” and “Accident Prone” found their way, at the eleventh hour, onto Blood Moon. “They were songs I’d written many years before but hadn’t thought to submit. Through being reawakened to them, I tossed them in the ring and both of them stuck.”

Don and Jimmy also found a new way to work together. “Working with Don has evolved over the years,” says Barnes. “It was very intimidating when I first started writing with Don, in the earliest days of Cold Chisel. Don was writing ‘Khe Sanh’ when I was sort of scratching my head, trying to put three lines together (he laughs). In the past, when we’d write I’ve written music and Don’s written lyrics. It’s only in the last two years that the process has turned around. I think particularly since writing the two autobiographies I’ve found my voice as a writer and I think I’ve had the confidence to write and then to say ‘Hey Don, I’ve sent you some lyrics.’ I would send lyrics to Don and he’d say ‘It’s so great to have lyrics that I don’t have to anguish over.’”

BLOOD MOON TOUR 2020

Fans are reminded to only buy tickets by following the ticket links listed below.
People who choose to ignore this clear advice and who instead use search engines like Google to find tickets typically get steered to unofficial reselling sites like Viagogo that often lead to rip offs.Tues, 31 December

Fremantle Park, Fremantle WA
‘Best of the West’
With Birds of Tokyo, Jebediah, Gyroscope, Carla Geneve and The Southern River Band
Presented by By The C, Mix 94.5 and MAX
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Wed, 1 January
Barnard Park, Busselton WA
‘Best of the West’
With Birds of Tokyo, Jebediah, Gyroscope, Carla Geneve and The Southern River Band
Presented by By The C, Triple M and MAX
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Sat, 4 January
Glenelg Beach, Adelaide SA
With Paul Kelly, The Teskey Brothers, The Detonators and Tim Prestwich Band
Presented by By The C, Triple M and MAX
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Tues, 7 January
All Saints Estate, Rutherglen VIC
A DAY ON THE GREEN
With Birds of Tokyo and Magic Dirt
Presented by Roundhouse Entertainment, Triple M and MAX
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Fri, 10 January
Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley VIC
A DAY ON THE GREEN
With Birds of Tokyo, Magic Dirt and The Detonators
Presented by Roundhouse Entertainment, Triple M and MAX
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Sat, 11 January
Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong VIC
A DAY ON THE GREEN
With Paul Kelly, Birds of Tokyo and Magic Dirt
Presented by Roundhouse Entertainment, Triple M, Bay FM and MAX
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Sat, 18 January
Hope Estate, Hunter Valley NSW
With Birds of Tokyo and Busby Marou
Presented by Triple M and MAX
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Sun, 19 January
Scully Park, Tamworth NSW
With Paul Kelly, Kasey Chambers, Troy Cassar-Daley and Charlie Collins
Presented by Zaccaria Concerts, 92.9 and MAX
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Fri, 24 January
Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta, Sydney NSW
With Hoodoo Gurus, Birds of Tokyo and Busby Marou
Presented by Triple M and MAX
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Sat, 25 January
Stuart Park, Wollongong NSW
With Birds of Tokyo, Magic Dirt, Busby Marou and 19Twenty
Presented by By The C, Wave FM and MAX
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Thur, 30 January
Stage 88, Canberra ACT
With Paul Kelly and Magic Dirt
Presented by Zaccaria Concerts, Mix 106.3 and MAX
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Sat, 1 February
Heifer Station Wines, Orange NSW
A DAY ON THE GREEN
With Birds of Tokyo and Magic Dirt
Presented by Roundhouse Entertainment, Triple M and MAX
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Wed, 5 February
Wharepai Domain Tauranga, NZ
With special guests The Mutton Birds and The Bads and introducing Sit Down in Front
Presented by Eccles Entertainment and The Rock (with support from The Sound)
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Sat, 8 February
Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton QLD
A DAY ON THE GREEN
With Birds of Tokyo and Magic Dirt
Presented by Roundhouse Entertainment, Triple M, Gold 92.5 and MAX
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Sun, 9 February
Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton QLD
A DAY ON THE GREEN
With Birds of Tokyo and Magic Dirt
Presented by Roundhouse Entertainment, Triple M, Gold 92.5 and MAX
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