COLD CHISEL Announce the next installment in their archival ‘Live Tapes’ series

The Live Tapes – Vol 3 – Live At The Manly Vale Hotel

Release Date – 2 December, 2016

“If you are still in doubt as to who is king of the castle in the hard-nosed, uncompromising, no shit rock ‘n’ roll stakes, save your energies for the next time Cold Chisel Come to town … Without question, they lead the league of their own” – Vince Lovegrove, RAM, 1980. Vince Lovegrove knew a thing or two about rock & roll. Fuck, in the late ’60s he was in a band called The Valentines, with none other than Bon Scott. He would later go on to discover and manage that powder keg known as Divinyls. But here, in early 1980, he was writing a live review in Australia’s leading rock magazine about Cold Chisel. At the end of the review, Lovegrove wrote: “Recharge your batteries and get ready for when Chisel come back … this punter can’t wait for their first show back on the road.”

That “first show back” happened on Saturday, 7 June 1980 and is captured in all of its visceral glory on The Live Tapes – Vol 3 – Live At The Manly Vale Hotel which will be released on Friday, 2 December this year as a Vinyl LP, a CD, a very limited edition CD/DVD and it will be available as a digital download and exclusively on premium streaming services.. This release is the third in an ongoing series of special live recordings unearthed from Cold Chisel’s own archives.

The Manly Vale show was recorded the same week that the band’s ground-breaking third album East was released. East would go on to dominate the charts for the rest of 1980 and set a new high for Australian music. With amazing foresight, the band recorded the cramped, sweaty pub show on 2-inch 16-track tape and the original audio tapes have been found, baked and carefully prepared so that Kevin Shirley could mix them in June this year. They also filmed the show, but only the second film reel (featuring the second half of the show) could be found. Despite months of archaeological digging, the first reel seems to have been lost forever.

The Live Tapes – Vol 3 – Live At The Manly Vale Hotel reveals a fierce, lean band; whip-smart and confident from 5 years of relentless touring but who were still hungry and risk-taking, previewing ten of East’s twelve songs in the twenty-one song set. In addition to songs like Cheap Wine, Choirgirl, My Baby, Rising Sun and Star Hotel that would all go on to become massive radio songs and a huge part of Cold Chisel’s cannon, the set also featured Khe Sanh, Breakfast at Sweethearts, Conversations and a speed-fuelled One Long Day from the band’s first two albums that were already well on their way to becoming Australian classics.

“In 1980, we were playing 8 days a week. We were fighting fit and hungry, playing every show like it was our last – and often it almost was,” laughs frontman Jimmy Barnes. “This show at the Manly Vale Hotel was recorded the week EAST came out. We were still playing pubs, with the audience spilling onto the stage and the band spilling into the audience. It was fierce and fiery and lots of fun. Everyone in the band was writing songs and playing at the top of their game. It’s all here in the this raw and real recording.”

The set also features two great covers, an adrenaline-charged rendition of the ’60s nugget Shakin All Over – a brilliant one-hit-wonder for Johnny Kidd & The Pirates in 1960 which was made even more famous in Australia when Normie Rowe took it to #1 in September 1965. Although Cold Chisel occasionally covered this gem in ’79 and ’80, a recording of the song has never surfaced till now. Additionally, the band deliver an emotional take on the Bob Dylan classic Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, which they offer as a tribute to two close friends and roadies who had recently died in a truck accident.

In reviewing the earlier show in RAM, Vince Lovegrove wrote: “Slowly but surely, this band has built … and built … and built … Believe me, if this particular Saturday night’s performance is even the slightest shimmer of insight, next time they hit the road, we’re going to see a world class act that’ll blow any other rock ‘n’ roll outfit off the stage.” A few months later, that’s exactly what happened … and what is captured on The Live Tapes – Vol 3 – Live At The Manly Vale Hotel.

The Live Tapes – Vol 3 – Live at The Manly Vale Hotel

Released: Friday, 2 December 2016



Disc 1

1. Standing On The Outside
2. Home And Broken Hearted
3. Juliet
4. Shakin’ All Over
5. Choirgirl
6. Conversations
7. Never Before
8. My Turn To Cry
9. Best Kept Lies
10. Shipping Steel
11. My Baby
Disc 2

1. Rising Sun
2. Breakfast At Sweethearts
3. One Long Day
4. Cheap Wine
5. Khe Sanh
6. Star Hotel
7. Merry-Go-Round
8. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
9. Tomorrow
10. Goodbye (Astrid, Goodbye)


6.8 Million albums sold in Australia

ARIA Hall of Fame Inductees

2011 Massive archival and digital release – 8 albums entering the ARIA Top 100 Album Chart

2011 ‘Light The Nitro’ tour sold 285,000 tickets (biggest ever tour by an Australian-based band). 170,000 tickets sold in the first day alone

2011 ‘All For You – The Best of Cold Chisel’ album has never fallen out of the ARIA Top 100 Album Chart (223 weeks so far). Officially Double Platinum

2012 ‘No Plans’ album debuted at #1 on ARIA Top 100 Australian Albums Chart. It was immediately certified Gold

2013 Cold Chisel honoured with its own stamp as part of the ‘Australian Legends’ Stamp Series

2014 ‘Khe Sanh’ added to the National Film and Sound Archive’s Sounds of Australia registry of historically, culturally and aesthetically significant sound recordings

2015 March 1 – Cold Chisel plays to 35,000+ people at Clipsal 500, Adelaide

2015 May: The band sells 20,000 tickets within minutes to their ‘Last Stand of Sydney’s entertainment centre’ shows. To mark the closure of this iconic venue Cold Chisel end up playing 3 shows in the venues final week and close it on a high.

2015 October: The Perfect Crime, Cold Chisel 8th studio album debuts at # 2 on the ARIA Album chart and is immediately certified Gold.

2015 October-December: Cold Chisel play to 165,000 across Australia and New Zealand, playing major venues for one special night only. On this tour, the band become the first Australian band to headline the iconic Hanging Rock in Victoria, playing to a massive crowd of 18,500.
2016 April: At the 2016 APRA Awards, Cold Chisel are honoured with the prestigious Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music.

‘The Live Tapes – Vol 2 – Live At Bombay Rock’ released on Double Vinyl for Record Store Day (Stores Listed Below)


Released on vinyl for the first time ever to coincide with Record Store Day, Saturday April 16 2016, ‘The Live Tapes – Vol 2 – Live At The Bombay Rock’ captures a young Cold Chisel in brilliant and blistering live form. Lovingly mastered for thick, 180g vinyl and packaged in beautiful double-album, gatefold packaging and manufactured in limited edition numbers, this is a must-have for all serious Cold Chisel fans.


Shipping Steel

Home and Broken Hearted




The Door

Breakfast at Sweethearts


One Long Day


Wild Thing

Goodbye (Astrid Goodbye)

Available exclusively from the following independent record stores:


BLACK PUG RECORDS – 224 Brunker Road, Adamstown

BANGALOW MUSIC AND BOOKS – 2/10 Station Street, Bangalow

GOOD DOG RECORDS – Shop 4,  103 Jonson Street, Byron Bay

ABICUS – 103 Darby Street, Cooks Hill

TITLE CROWS NEST – 92 Willoughby Roadd, Crows Nest

SANDYS RECORD CENTRE – 870 Pittwater Road, Dee Why

PACIFIC RECORDS – 1759A Pittwater Road, Mona Vale

SYDNEY HIFI MONA VALE – 1/1 Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale

FAMOUS ROCK SHOP – 517 Hunter Street, Newcastle

THE EDWARDS/THE SHOP – 148 Parry Street, Newcastle West

EGG RECORDS – 3 Wilson St, Newtown

HUM ON KING – 271 King St, Newtown

REPRESSED RECORDS – 413 King St, Newtown

BEATDISC PTY LTD – Shop 11, 181 Church Street, Paramatta

RICHMOND RECORDS – 161 Windsor Street, Richmond

ST MARYS SOUND CENTRE – 116a Queen Street, St Mary’s

TITLE 499 – 499 Crown Street, Surry Hills

MOJO RECORD BAR – 73 York Street, Sydney

RED EYE RECORDS PTY LTD – 143 York Street, Sydney

UTOPIA RECORDS – Basement Level, 511 Kent Street, Sydney

DON TUCKWELLS AUDIO – 78 Bayliss Street, Wagga Wagga

MUSIC FARMERS – 228 Keira Street, Wollongong



LAND SPEED RECORDS – 30 Garema Place, Canberra City

SONGLAND RECORDS - Shop T7, Cooleman Court, Weston Creek



HARD COPY ENTERTAINMENT – Shop 6, Abbot Arcade, Bendigo

RECORD PARADISE – 15 Union Street, Brunswick

READINGS CARLTON (CLASS) – 314 Drummond Street, Carlton

LEADING EDGE - Shop 8, Murray Sq, 186 Murray Street, Colac

TITLE FITZROY – 183 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

QUALITY RECORDS…PLUS – 269 Glenferrie Road, Malvern

DISCREPANCY RECORDS AUSTRALIA – 14-16 Williamsons Road, Maribyrnong

THE BASEMENT DISCS – The Basement, 24 Block Place, Melbourne

VINYL – Form Structures, Level 7, 552 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

RARE RECORDS – 8 Violet Way, Point Cook

GREVILLE RECORDS – 152 Greville Street, Prahran



ROCKING HORSE RECORDS – 245 Albert Street, Brisbane

#BEATNIKS – Shop 7-8, 19 Victoria Avenue, Broadbeach

ROCKAWAY RECORDS – Westfield Carindale, Level 1, SH2064A, 1151 Creek Road, Carindale

PLUS ONE RECORDS – 70 Marquis Street, Greenslopes

VITAL JUICES RECORDS – 30 Reedy St, Redcliffe

TITLE BRISBANE – Shop 1, 133 Grey St, South Brisbane

ATLANTIS MUSIC – 78 Scarborough Street, Southport



CLARITY RECORDS – 60 Pulteney Street, Adelaide

STREETLIGHT MUSIC FILM & BOOKS – Shop 2, 15 Vaughan Place, Adelaide

ROCK THERAPY CD’S & RECORDS – 536 Goodwood Road, Daw Park

DILLONS MUSIC – 160 The Parade, Norwood

THE MUSES ONLINE – Gertrude Street, Norwood

MR V MUSIC – 69A Semaphore Road, Semaphore

UNITED TINTINARA – Duke Highway, Tintinara

CRACKLE & POP RECORDS – 12 Carruth Road, Torrens Park



JUNCTION RECORDS – Shop 48,  27-35 William Street, Fremantle

MILLS RECORD – 22 Adelaide Terrace, Fremantle

MIDLAND RECORDS – 7 Spring Park Road, Midland

DIABOLIK BOOKS – 149 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn

78 RECORDS – Upstairs, 255 Murray St, Murray St Mall, Perth

DA-DA RECORDS – 36 Pier Street, Perth

SOUND ONE – Shop 13, Dog Swamp Shopping Centre, Yokine

WEST COAST HI FI CANNINGTON – 1371 Albany Highway, Cannington

SOUNDWAVES MUSIC & MORE – Bussell Hwy, Margaret River




MOJO MUSIC – 81 Brisbane Street, Launceston

TOMMY GUN RECORDS – 102 Elizabeth Street, Hobart





Don Walker Acceptance Speech – Cold Chisel, Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music

Don Walker’s brilliant speech at the 2016 APRA awards. Proud! (Click ‘continue reading’ to watch video)

Cold Chisel – The ‘Last Stand’

Take a bow Cold Chisel! Take a bow Sydney!

What a stunning way to finish the ‪One Night Stand‬ tour, with a huge, loud, warm, loving and crazy crowd of 11,000 lifting us to great heights.

We are proud to be the last Australian band to tread the boards of the Sydney entertainment centre. So many great shows and so many great memories for us. And Friday night was certainly one of them.

Thank you… and goodbye, goodbye, goodbye…



Our One Night Stand tour is well and truly underway, with Queensland done and dusted after four great shows. And we’ve just had some great news today – Hanging Rock has officially SOLD OUT!

We’re chuffed to be the first Australian band to headline this unique and iconic venue, let alone sell it out… and we can’t wait to see everyone there.

For those of you in Victoria, make sure you don’t miss out on the last chance to see us on the tour at Rod Laver Arena on Thursday 19 Nov!

CLICK HERE for tickets for our Rod Laver show

After 6 shows, we can say that the band is firing on all cylinders and they’re ready to throw some more surprises into the sets.

Some crowd favourites have been HQ454 Monroe, Georgia, Choir Girl – and of course Khe Sanh and Flame Trees… if you have a song you’d love to hear, let us know on Facebook and we’ll see what we can do!
Ready to fire in Darwin tonight, then onto Geraldton and Perth, before our hometown show – Adelaide next Tuesday, November 17.

Hoping to see some familiar faces, back in the place where it all began!

If you’re on the fence, you really won’t want to miss what we’ve got in stall for the rest of the tour.

CLICK HERE for remaining tour dates and tickets

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Cold Chisel – 60 Minutes Stream

Cold Chisel are Australia’s favourite rock band. Formed in Adelaide in 1973, they are responsible for creating a hard-rocking pub sound that continues to influence bands to this day. While it has been 30 years since they officially called it quits, Chisel never really left us. And as Liz Hayes discovers, the sense of brotherhood that inspired their music all those years ago is just as strong today.

Reporter: Liz Hayes
Producer: Steven Burling

CLICK BELOW to watch the FULL Stream

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Cold Chisel On 60 Minutes

Our exclusive interview with 60 minutes aired on channel 9 across Australia this evening. If you missed it, stay tuned, we’ll share a stream link soon.

Cold Chisel One Night Stand Tour Dates

Decades Festival, Strathpine, Qld

With The Living End, Something For Kate and more / / 13 28 49

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns, Qld

Saturday, 7 November 2015

1300SMILES Stadium, Townsville, Qld

In association with Townsville Rockfest / 13 28 49

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Darwin Amphitheatre, Darwin, NT / 13 28 49

Friday, 13 November 2015

Eadon Clarke Oval, Geraldton, WA / 13 28 49

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Perth Arena, Perth, WA / 13 28 49

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, SA / 13 28 49

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Hanging Rock, Macedon Ranges, Vic

With The Living End, Mark Seymour & The Undertow and Stonefield / 136 100

Friday, 4 December 2015

Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, NZ / 13 28 49

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Villa Maria Estate Winery, Auckland, NZ / 13 28 49

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Hope Estate, Pokolbin, NSW

With The Living End and more to be announced / 13 28 49

Sunday, 13 December 2015

WIN Wollongong Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, NSW / 136 100

Tuesday, 15 December, 2015

QANTAS Credit Union Arena / 13 28 49

Thursday, 17 December, 2015 – SOLD OUT

QANTAS Credit Union Arena

Friday, 18 December, 2015 – SOLD OUT

QANTAS Credit Union Arena


Cold Chisel Rock NRL Grand Final

Cold Chisel kicked off their first weekend on their One Night Stand tour in extraordinary fashion at the NRL Grand Final on Sunday evening between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Brisbane Broncos.

CLICK below to watch the full mini-concert as televised on Channel 9


New Album – ‘The Perfect Crime’ OUT NOW


Our new album, ‘The Perfect Crime’ has landed this morning and is NOW available for download on iTunes and through all good music retailers.

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CLICK HERE to get your copy now

Here’s what’s been said about the album so far:

If Cold Chisel write songs worth bonding over, it is because the songs are told from the perspective of an outsider looking in, one who is lonely, lost and afraid. Given the wrong circumstances, that could be any one of us. But inside their songs, there is a place to belong.” - The Monthly

One of Australia’s finest-ever rock bands prove that there’s plenty of life in the old dog yet.” The Music

“Lost” kicks in with the heart-stopping melody that is vintage Cold Chisel” - Rolling Stone - 4 Stars


You can also grab yourself the special CD/DVD Collector’s Edition of the album, which features a CD of all 15 songs – PLUS an 11 track DVD that includes 10 videos that captures Cold Chisel recording the album plus the official video for our great new single ‘Lost’.


CLICK HERE to pre-order the Deluxe Edition of ‘The Perfect Crime’



We kick off our #OneNightStand tour tonight at the Deni Ute Muster and are ready to rock the #OneNightStand tour.

Don’t miss out on tickets… this is gonna be one hell of a tour.

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Cold Chisel Release New Video For ‘The Backroom’, Second Single From Their Forthcoming Album, ‘The Perfect Crime’

We premiered the new in-studio video for The Backroom, the second single off ‪#‎ThePerfectCrime‬, last week on Apple Music.

Here it is for those who didn’t get the chance to check it out.

CLICK HERE to get the track as an instant download on iTunes when you pre-order #ThePerfectCrime. 

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