Cold Chisel confirm 20 sold out shows all within hours of going on sale!

Canberra show moving to Stage 88 

Cold Chisel have been blown away by the public demand for their 50th Anniversary Tour … The Big Five-0 with over 200,000 tickets sold in a matter of hours.

New shows added in Brisbane and the Hunter Valley have SOLD OUT.

The Sidney Myer Music Bowl show on Saturday, 23 November has also sold out with limited tickets still available for the Friday night show.

Limited tickets are also still available for the QUDOS Bank Arena show in Sydney on Wednesday, 4 December but are expected to sell out very soon.

Following the rush for tickets in the nation’s capital, the Canberra show also sold out within hours. This show has now been moved to Stage 88 with 2,000 extra tickets being released. Tickets for the new venue will go on sale at 2.00pm today (Wednesday, 19 June). All tickets currently issued will be automatically transferred to Stage 88.

Tickets are still available for the VAILO 500 in Adelaide on Sunday, 17 November.

In addition to The Big Five-0 Tour, Cold Chisel is also releasing 50 Years – The Best Of on Friday, 23 August and it’s available on multiple double-vinyl formats, on double-CD and on download and streaming services. The album, like the tour, covers all of their classic songs. It also features one great new track – You’ve Got To Move. To pre-order the album, go here

Saturday, 5 October 2024

Petersons Winery, Armidale NSW

Presented by Red Hot Summer Tour

Special guests: The Cruel Sea, Birds of Tokyo, The Superjesus and Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Tuesday, 8 October 2024

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach QLD

Special guest: Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Friday, 11 October 2024

The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park NSW

Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Saturday, 12 October 2024

The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park NSW

Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Tuesday, 15 October 2024

WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong NSW

Special guest: Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Saturday, 19 October 2024

Sandalford Wines, Caversham WA

Presented by Red Hot Summer Tour

Special guests: Birds of Tokyo, The Cruel Sea, The Superjesus and Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Sunday, 20 October 2024

Sandalford Wines, Caversham WA

Presented by Red Hot Summer Tour

Special guests: Birds of Tokyo, The Cruel Sea, The Superjesus and Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Friday, 25 October 2024

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington VIC

Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Saturday, 26 October 2024

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington VIC

Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Saturday, 2 November 2024

Victoria Park, Herston / Brisbane QLD

Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Sunday, 3 November 2024

Victoria Park, Herston / Brisbane QLD

Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Wednesday, 6 November 2024

Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Broadmeadow NSW

Special guest: Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Saturday, 9 November 2024

Victoria Park, Ballarat VIC

Presented by Red Hot Summer Tour

Special guests: The Cruel Sea, Birds of Tokyo, The Superjesus and Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Sunday, 10 November 2024

Mornington Racecourse, Mornington VIC

Presented by Red Hot Summer Tour

Special guests: The Cruel Sea, Birds of Tokyo, The Superjesus and Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Wednesday, 13 November 2024

MyState Bank Arena, Glenorchy TAS

Special guest: Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Saturday, 16 November 2024

QUDOS Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park NSW

Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Sunday, 17 November 2024

VAILO Adelaide 500, Post Race Concert, Adelaide SA

Special guests: The Cruel Sea and The Superjesus

Limited tickets are still available from Ticketmaster

Wednesday, 30 October 2024

Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall QLD

Special guest: Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Friday, 22 November 2024

Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne VIC 

Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews

LIMITED TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE

Saturday, 23 November 2024

Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne VIC

Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Thursday, 28 November 2024

Stage 88, Canberra ACT

Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews

Tickets for the new venue will go on sale at 

2.00pm AEST on Wednesday, 19 June from Ticketmaster

Saturday, 30 November 2024

Roche Estate, Hunter Valley NSW

Presented by Red Hot Summer Tour

Special guests: The Cruel Sea, Birds of Tokyo, The Superjesus and Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Wednesday, 4 December 2024

QUDOS Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park NSW

Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews

LIMITED TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE

COLD CHISEL Announce 6 New Shows Due To Unprecedented Ticket Demand

Cold Chisel have listened to their fans by announcing 6 more concerts for their 50th Anniversary Tour … “The Big Five-0”.

New gigs have been added in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne where all tickets sold out in minutes of their release last week (see all dates and venues listed below). Shows have also been added for Canberra and the Hunter Valley following outcry from fans in those regions. These new shows take the Australian tour to 23 concerts including a hometown appearance at the VAILO 500 in Adelaide which is onsale now. 

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PRESALE TICKETING INFORMATION

Tickets for these new shows will be released exclusively for Presale to members of the Cold ChiselFace-to-Face Touring and ticketing company mailing lists from Monday June 17 at 1pm to Tuesday June 18 at 12pm (AEST) unless sold out earlier. Sign up to the mailing list HERE.

We will advise people on our mailing list of your presale password on Sunday June 16 – around 5pm.  Keep an eye on your Junk or Spam folders in case our email goes there.

And remember to have your TicketMaster or Ticketek passwords handy.

Final tickets will then be released to the General Public on Tuesday, June 18 at 1pm (AEST).

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“We were completely blown away by the response last week,” said Cold Chisel frontman Jimmy Barnes. “The demand for tickets was bigger than anything we’ve ever seen before.”

“Unfortunately we can’t do gigs everywhere so we’ve tried to get to the places where the outcry was loudest. That’s why we’ve added new shows in Canberra and the Hunter Valley, as well as additional gigs in Brisbane and Sydney plus two more in Melbourne,” says Chisel guitarist/vocalist Ian Moss.  “The reaction of our fans has really fired us up – we can’t wait to play for everyone.”

In addition to the The Big Five-0 tour, Cold Chisel is also releasing 50 Years – The Best Of on August 23 and it’s available to preorder on multiple double-vinyl formats, double-CD and on download and streaming services. The album, like the tour, covers all of their classic songs. It also features one great new track – “You’ve Got To Move”. Order it HERE.

NEW SHOWS

Wednesday, 30 October 2024

Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall QLD

Special guest: Karen Lee Andrews

Friday, 22 November 2024

Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne VIC 

Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews


Saturday, 23 November 2024

Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne VIC

Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews


Thursday, 28 November 2024

Patrick White Lawns, Canberra ACT

Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews

Saturday, 30 November 2024

Roche Estate, Hunter Valley NSW

Presented by Red Hot Summer Tour

Special guests: The Cruel Sea, Birds of Tokyo, The Superjesus and Karen Lee Andrews

Wednesday, 4 December 2024

QUDOS Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park NSW

Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews

 

General public tickets to the above shows go on sale on

 Tuesday, 18 June at 1.00pm AEST.  

Go to cold chisel.com/tour-dates for details

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PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED SHOWS

Saturday, 5 October 2024

Petersons Winery, Armidale NSW

Presented by Red Hot Summer Tour

Special guests: The Cruel Sea, Birds of Tokyo, The Superjesus and Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Tuesday, 8 October 2024

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach QLD

Special guest: Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Friday, 11 October 2024

The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park NSW

Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Saturday, 12 October 2024

The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park NSW

Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Tuesday, 15 October 2024

WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong NSW

Special guest: Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Saturday, 19 October 2024

Sandalford Wines, Caversham WA

Presented by Red Hot Summer Tour

Special guests: Birds of Tokyo, The Cruel Sea, The Superjesus and Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Sunday, 20 October 2024

Sandalford Wines, Caversham WA

Presented by Red Hot Summer Tour

Special guests: Birds of Tokyo, The Cruel Sea, The Superjesus and Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Friday, 25 October 2024

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington VIC

Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Saturday, 26 October 2024

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington VIC

Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Saturday, 2 November 2024

Victoria Park, Herston / Brisbane QLD

Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Sunday, 3 November 2024

Victoria Park, Herston / Brisbane QLD

Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Wednesday, 6 November 2024

Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Broadmeadow NSW

Special guest: Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Saturday, 9 November 2024

Victoria Park, Ballarat VIC

Presented by Red Hot Summer Tour

Special guests: The Cruel Sea, Birds of Tokyo, The Superjesus and Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Sunday, 10 November 2024

Mornington Racecourse, Mornington VIC

Presented by Red Hot Summer Tour

Special guests: The Cruel Sea, Birds of Tokyo, The Superjesus and Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Wednesday, 13 November 2024

MyState Bank Arena, Glenorchy TAS

Special guest: Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Saturday, 16 November 2024

QUDOS Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park NSW

Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews

SOLD OUT

Sunday, 17 November 2024

VAILO Adelaide 500, Post Race Concert, Adelaide SA

Special guests: The Cruel Sea and The Superjesus

Limited tickets are still available from Ticketmaster

Cold Chisel sell out 16 huge shows within hours!

Over 150,000 tickets have been snapped up for “The Big Five-0 Tour” – celebrating Cold Chisel’s 50th Anniversary.

16 Australian concerts sold out completely today, including two huge ‘circus tent’ shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, a second Sandalford Wines in Perth plus newly added dates at Mornington Racecourse (VIC) and QUDOS Bank Arena(Sydney).

Fans who sign up to waitlists via the official ticket sellers for each of these sold-out shows will receive first alerts on any further ticket releases as production and sightlines are fine tuned.

The tour currently closes at the VAILO Adelaide 500 car race in Cold Chiselshometown and tickets remain onsale for that event from Ticketmaster.

“We’ve been completely blown away by the public response today”, said Cold Chiselfrontman, Jimmy Barnes“We know a lot of people missed out and will be feeling disappointed, but the demand has been bigger than we’ve ever seen for any of our other tours. We’re now scrambling to try and add a few more gigs in late November so hopefully we’ll have some more news about that in the coming week.”

Anyone hoping to have first chance at scoring tickets for any new and extra shows should sign up to the Cold Chisel mailing list here.

Meanwhile last night’s special extended episode of ABC TV’s Australian Storyfeaturing Cold Chisel – is streaming now on YouTube and via the iView app.

Cold Chisel is:

Jimmy Barnes – Vocals
Ian Moss – Guitars & Vocal
Steve Prestwich – Drums (RIP 2011)
Phil Small – Bass
Don Walker – Piano & Organ
Charley Drayton – Drums (since 2011)



Saturday, 5 October 2024
Petersons Winery, Armidale NSW
Presented by Red Hot Summer Tour
Special guests: The Cruel Sea, Birds of Tokyo, The Superjesus and Karen Lee Andrews
SOLD OUT
 
Tuesday, 8 October 2024
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach QLD
Special guest: Karen Lee Andrews
SOLD OUT
 
Friday, 11 October 2024
The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park NSW
Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews
SOLD OUT
 
Saturday, 12 October 2024
The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park NSW
Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews
SOLD OUT
 
Tuesday, 15 October 2024
WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong NSW
Special guest: Karen Lee Andrews
SOLD OUT
 
Saturday, 19 October 2024
Sandalford Wines, Caversham WA
Presented by Red Hot Summer Tour
Special guests: Birds of Tokyo, The Cruel Sea, The Superjesus and Karen Lee Andrews
SOLD OUT
 
Sunday, 20 October 2024
Sandalford Wines, Caversham WA
Presented by Red Hot Summer Tour
Special guests: Birds of Tokyo, The Cruel Sea, The Superjesus and Karen Lee Andrews
SOLD OUT
 
Friday, 25 October 2024
Flemington Racecourse, Flemington VIC
Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews
SOLD OUT
 
Saturday, 26 October 2024
Flemington Racecourse, Flemington VIC
Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews
SOLD OUT
 
Saturday, 2 November 2024
Victoria Park, Herston / Brisbane QLD
Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews
SOLD OUT
 
Sunday, 3 November 2024
Victoria Park, Herston / Brisbane QLD
Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews
SOLD OUT
 
Wednesday, 6 November 2024
Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Broadmeadow NSW
Special guest: Karen Lee Andrews
SOLD OUT
 
Saturday, 9 November 2024
Victoria Park, Ballarat VIC
Presented by Red Hot Summer Tour
Special guests: The Cruel Sea, Birds of Tokyo, The Superjesus and Karen Lee Andrews
SOLD OUT
 
Sunday, 10 November 2024
Mornington Racecourse, Mornington VIC
Presented by Red Hot Summer Tour
Special guests: The Cruel Sea, Birds of Tokyo, The Superjesus and Karen Lee Andrews
SOLD OUT
 
Wednesday, 13 November 2024
MyState Bank Arena, Glenorchy TAS
Special guest: Karen Lee Andrews
SOLD OUT
 
Saturday, 16 November 2024
QUDOS Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park NSW
Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews
SOLD OUT
 
Sunday, 17 November 2024
VAILO Adelaide 500, Post Race Concert, Adelaide SA
Special guests: The Cruel Sea and The Superjesus
Limited tickets are still available from Ticketmaster
 

Cold Chisel tour: More shows and a $10K reward announced

Cold Chisel is offering a $10,000 reward to help them solve a decades-old mystery. See how you can help the band ahead of their 50th anniversary tour as more shows have been locked in.

News Corp Australia Network

It’s the mystery which has vexed Cold Chisel for four decades and now the treasured rockers are offering a $10,000 reward in an attempt to solve it.

As Jimmy Barnes and the band reunite to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a national tour, they are desperate to find the missing films of their extraordinary An Evening With The Circus Animals shows in 1982.

Like some of their Big Five-0 shows later this year, those over-the-top gigs to launch their fourth record Circus Animals were held under a Big Top.

The 1982 concerts, filmed at Wentworth Park in inner Sydney on April 17 and 18, remain the stuff of legend to Chisel fans.

They closed with Barnes flying above the audience on a trapeze underneath a stunt motorcycle racing along a tightwire as he sang Goodbye (Astrid Goodbye), with the microphone in one hand and his trademark bottle of vodka in the other.

Cold Chisel performs at An Evening with Circus Animals show at Wentworth Park in Sydney in 1982. Picture: Supplied

Cold Chisel are chasing missing footage of their performance ‘An Evening with Circus Animals’ Wentworth Park in Sydney in 1982. Picture: Supplied

But the rocker’s high-flying stunt wasn’t the only dangerous moment of the first night at Wentworth Park.

Barnes and bandmates Ian Moss, Don Walker, Phil Small and original drummer Steve Prestwich were upstaged before they burst into their signature opener Standing On The Outside by the “circus animals”.

The shows were opened by a performance featuring trapeze artists, dancing elephants, lions, tigers and stunt motorcyclists.

“The Big Top was down near the dog track in Sydney. Outside the tent, they had all these animals, elephants and llamas and shit,” Barnes recalled.

“And I think the loud music startled them and on the first night a whole herd of camels or something ran through the crowd.

“So the second night, there were no more animals. The only animals in the circus were us.”

Cold Chisel band members Phil Small, Jimmy Barnes, Ian Moss, and Don Walker. Picture: Justin Lloyd

While the band have audio recordings of those historic shows, the only surviving footage forms the live music videos for Bow River and Taipan, where you can also see the ecstatic crowd going off under the Big Top.

The Chisel team have undertaken exhaustive archival searches for the missing film over the years but turned up nothing.

And now as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of their formation in Adelaide, they are hoping fans or an industry insider might be able to unearth the footage from someone’s backyard shed, under their bed or gathering dust on the shelves of an old film editing studio – and they’re willing to pay $10,000 for their return.

Members of Cold Chisel, pictured here in 1982

The band members, in their late 60s and early 70s, have all remained actively engaged in their rock’n’roll pursuits when Chisel was on hiatus; the seminal rockers last reunited for the Blood Moon album in 2019 and subsequent summer tour in 2020.

And while their indefatigable quests in the service of rock’n’roll offers an impression that a life devoted to music may bestow an eternal youth, it is the loss of so many of their compadres in recent years which fuelled their desire to get the band back together for this tour.

Rocker Jimmy Barnes on the mend after undergoing open heart surgery late last year. Picture: Instagram

“When I got sick at the end of last year – and I was as healthy as a mallee bull when that happened – I realised you can go from that to it could all be over in a heartbeat, literally; that sealed it for me,” Barnes said.

“I wanted to make sure that we did it. It’s not a get-together for the sake of it, it’s not a get-together for the money, it’s not a get-together to mend old riffs or water under the bridge.

“I want to get together with these guys, and we want to get together, to grab hold of those moments that were the best things in our lives.”

Rocker Jimmy Barnes performing during concert at Memorial Drive, Adelaide, in 1982. Picture: Paul Lakatos

Barnes often describes his bandmates as brothers. The band’s pragmatic chief songwriter and piano player Walker said the nature of the Chisel bond, and its metaphysical power to gather tens of thousands of people to witness the band in full flight, are “not things we think about or discuss.”

“If it’s there, it’s just there. Our initial bond was musical skills. Then after some time we accumulated a bank of travel and experience that we shared while the rest of the world fell away,” he said.

On the Blood Moon tour, Chisel had new songs to play from a freshly-minted No.1 record, which was one of the most acclaimed collections of songs of their illustrious career.

Jimmy Barnes performing in Adelaide in 1982. Picture: Paul Lakatos

For their 50th anniversary shows, the setlist will be a Chisel’s fan fever dream, with a raft of classics which have stamped their DNA into the Australian soundtrack – Khe Sanh, Bow River, Flame Trees, You Got Nothin’ I Want, When The War Is Over, My Baby, Cheap Wine, All For You, Choir Girl, Saturday Night, Breakfast At Sweethearts, Forever Now and more.

“Every record we’ve made has added to the (fan) playlist and at this point – I’m not saying that we’ll never record again – it’s really about celebrating the 50 years that we’ve got,” Barnes said.

“The great thing that I’ve learnt about Cold Chisel is that it’s never really over. When we get the urge to play, nothing is going to stop us.”

If you have any information about the missing An Evening With The Circus Animals film, leave your details confidentially via this link.

Tickets ranging from $129.90 to $199.90 for the Big Five-0 tour go on sale at noon (local times) on June 4 via links at coldchisel.com. The pre-sale is live now.

DATES, TIMES OF COLD CHISEL’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

The Big Five-0 Tour

October 5 – Petersons Winery, Armidale, NSW (Red Hot Summer tour)

October 8 – Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

October 11 – The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, Sydney

October 12 – The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, Sydney

October 15 – WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong

October 19 – Sandalford Wines, Swan Valley, WA (Red Hot Summer Tour)

October 25 – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne

October 26 – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne

November 2 – Victoria Park, Brisbane

November 3 – Victoria Park, Brisbane

November 6 – Newcastle Entertainment Centre

November 9 – Victoria Park, Ballarat (Red Hot Summer tour

November 13 – MyState Bank Arena, Hobart

November 17 – VAILO Adelaide 500, Post Race Concert, Adelaide (Tickets via Ticketmaster)

COLD CHISEL’S SETLIST IN 1982

An Evening With The Circus Animals tour setlist – April 17, 1982

1. Standing on the Outside

2. Merry-Go-Round

3. Conversations

4. Four Walls

5. Rising Sun

6. Khe Sanh

7. One Long Day

8. Letter to Alan

9. Wild Colonial Boy

10. Choirgirl

11. Breakfast at Sweethearts

12. Cheap Wine

13. Bow River

14. Taipan

15. Numbers Fall

16. Forever Now

17. You Got Nothing I Want

Encore 1

18. The Party’s Over

19. Daskarzine

20. Shake, Rattle and Roll

21. Twist and Shout

22. Don’t Let Go

Encore 2

23. When the War Is Over

24. Hound Dog

25. My Baby

COLD CHISEL announce 50th Anniversary Tour – “The Big Five-0” (NEW SHOWS JUST ADDED!)

‘Best Of’ Celebrations to be staged under a huge circus big top in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane

Fan Presale from 12 noon (local times) on Friday, 31 May
General Public onsale from 12 noon (local times) on Tuesday, 4 June

Cold Chisel revealed this morning that they will celebrate 50 years together with a truly unique tour … “The Big Five-0

In a surprising – but apt – move, this golden anniversary party will kick off on Saturday, 5 October in Armidale, where Cold Chisel based themselves back in 1974-1975 while Don Walker completed his university studies. The tour will then lap around major Australian cities for 7 weeks before culminating on 17 November in the city where the band formed … Adelaide

The Big Five-0” will be a night like no other. This time, the band isn’t touring to promote a new album; they are touring for the best possible reason … “because we all love playing gigs together”. Their anniversary provides scope for a show that features all the classic songs with which Cold Chisel carved their unique place in Oz Rock history – Khe Sanh, Bow River, Flame Trees, You Got Nothing I Want, When The War Is Over, My Baby, Cheap Wine, All For You, Choir Girl, Last Wave Of Summer, Saturday Night, Breakfast At Sweethearts, Forever Now and so many more.

Limited tickets will go onsale to members of Cold Chisel’s mailing list (CLICK HERE to sign up) from 12.00pm (local times) on Friday, 31 May. 

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PRE-SALE TICKETING INFORMATION

Members of Cold Chisel’s mailing list will receive an email by 6pm on Thursday, May 30th. That email will include official ticket links and a password allowing you to enter the event Pre-sale at noon (local times) on Friday May 31st. CLICK HERE to sign up to Cold Chisel’s mailing list.

Please keep an eye out for this important message and check your ‘junk’ and ‘spam’ email folders if you have not received it by 6pm Thursday. Importantly, note that ticket limits will apply to all pre-sale purchases. Demand is expected to be extremely high, so make sure you are ready at noon on Friday, with your password handy, for your best chance of grabbing tickets.

If you miss out then further tickets will go on sale to the General Public at noon (local times) on Tuesday June 4. 

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In Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne the shows will be staged under a specially constructed, 10,000 capacity Big Top tent featuring floor and bleacher seating plus a GA standing area across the rear half of the venue. The dates will be a nod to the band’s legendary ‘An Evening with the Circus Animals’ shows in 1982 which closed with Jimmy Barnes singing Goodbye (Astrid, Goodbye) while riding pillion on a motorbike racing up a trapeze wire (you had to see it to believe it).  
 
Those notorious album launch gigs featured an actual circus troupe as the support act. This time around that ringmaster role will be played at nearly all shows by ARIA Award winning chart toppers The Cruel Sea (*excluding Gold Coast, Newcastle, Hobart and Wollongong) and soulful singer/songwriter Karen Lee Andrews. Outdoor concerts in Armidale, Perth and Ballarat will also feature special guest performances from beloved contemporary rock band Birds of Tokyo and 90’s legends The Superjesus making for some extra epic nights (presented by Red Hot Summer).  
 
And for the tour’s grand finale they will headline the post-race concert after the VAILO Adelaide 500 Supercars event. Tickets to the Adelaide show go on sale at 10.00am today (Wednesday May 29).  For full dates and details please see below. 
 
As piano player and chief songwriter Don Walker explains: “We’ll be going all out to celebrate a milestone birthday like this.  Bookending the tour in the two places where we first welded the band together, building these circus tent shows in 3 cities, bringing along some great guests and doing a set which reaches back across our whole song catalogue should all make “The Big Five-0” a tour to remember.”
 
Just over a month prior to the first of these gigs, Cold Chisel will release 50 Years – The Best Of. The album will land on Friday, 23 August, just in time for Father’s Day, and is a 25 song, double-vinyl set that comes in a number of special vinyl formats and a double-CD set – and includes all of their classic songs (pre-order the album here from 7am today: https://ColdChisel.lnk.to/TheBestOf )
 
“We wanted to celebrate our 50th birthday by revisiting all of our best work from across the years,” says guitarist and singer, Ian Moss“As we prepare the setlist, there are a minimum of 15 songs that our audience demands to hear. This time we’ll be playing all of them plus we’ll be throwing in lots of musical surprises as well.”
 
“Gold is obviously associated with 50th anniversaries” says bass player Phil Small“so we thought it would be fun to pull the tour into Ballarat – Australia’s gold mining capital. We’re looking forward to playing the Gold Coast, Newcastle, Wollongong and Hobart too because each of those cities have been important to us in various ways over the last 50 years.”
 
Jimmy Barnes was recently asked: ‘Are Cold Chisel together or apart?’
“Cold Chisel are never apart. We’re as close as brothers,” he said. “Some of the best moments of my life have been spent on stage with those boys, and I hope we keep going ‘til the day we drop.”
 
For Jimmy, these are not idle words. A near death experience last December, when he underwent emergency open heart surgery, sharpened his focus. As Jimmy recovered, a key priority was to get back onstage with Cold Chisel. “The Big Five-0 is a landmark moment,” says the country’s most famous singer. “There have been plenty of times where I never thought I’d live to see this day so I’m going to make the most of it. I can’t wait to celebrate with my mates and with all the fans who have been such a big part of our story. We’re gonna smash it!”
 
The Cold Chisel story has stretched from Armidale and Adelaide in 1974 to three new gold and platinum albums over the last dozen years, winning the band multiple generations of fans. Their most recent release – 2019’s Blood Moon – topped the charts and its lead single, Getting The Band Back Together, won the APRA Award for Australia’s Most Performed Rock Work. 
 
As the accolades have piled up – ARIA Hall Of Fame, APRA’s Ted Albert Award, an Adelaide Street named in their honour, even their own postage stamp – Cold Chiselhas come to understand the special place their music now occupies in Australasian hearts. “The Big Five-0” will be a rare chance for fans of all ages to see the band in action and sing their songs to them one more time.
 
Don Walker summed it up succinctly, “This 50th anniversary tour will be a huge celebration – for all of us.”

“THE BIG 5-0”

TOUR DATES
 
Saturday, 5 October 2024
Petersons Winery, Armidale NSW
Presented by Red Hot Summer Tour
Special guests: The Cruel Sea, Birds of Tokyo, The Superjesus and Karen Lee Andrews
 
Tuesday, 8 October 2024
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach QLD
Special guests: Karen Lee Andrews
 
Friday, 11 October 2024
The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park NSW
Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews

Saturday, 12 October 2024 – JUST ADDED!
The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park NSW
Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews
 
Tuesday, 15 October 2024
WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong NSW
Special guests: Karen Lee Andrews
 
Saturday, 19 October 2024
Sandalford Wines, Caversham WA
Presented by Red Hot Summer Tour
Special guests: Birds of Tokyo, The Cruel Sea, The Superjesus and Karen Lee Andrews

Sunday, 20 October 2024JUST ADDED!
Sandalford Wines, Caversham WA
Presented by Red Hot Summer Tour
Special guests: Birds of Tokyo, The Cruel Sea, The Superjesus and Karen Lee Andrews
 
Friday, 25 October 2024
Flemington Racecourse, Flemington VIC
Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews

Saturday, 26 October 2024JUST ADDED!
Flemington Racecourse, Flemington VIC
Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews
 
Saturday, 2 November 2024
Victoria Park, Herston / Brisbane QLD
Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews

Sunday, 3 November 2024JUST ADDED!
Victoria Park, Herston / Brisbane QLD
Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews
 
Wednesday, 6 November 2024
Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Broadmeadow NSW
Special guests: Karen Lee Andrews
 
Saturday, 9 November 2024
Victoria Park, Ballarat VIC
Presented by Red Hot Summer Tour
Special guests: The Cruel Sea, Birds of Tokyo, The Superjesus and Karen Lee Andrews

Sunday, 10 November 2024JUST ADDED!
Mornington Racecourse, Mornington VIC
Presented by Red Hot Summer Tour
Special guests: The Cruel Sea, Birds of Tokyo, The Superjesus and Karen Lee Andrews
 
Wednesday, 13 November 2024
MyState Bank Arena, Glenorchy TAS
Special guests: Karen Lee Andrews

Saturday, 16 November 2024JUST ADDED!
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney NSW
Special guests: The Cruel Sea and Karen Lee Andrews
 
Sunday, 17 November 2024
VAILO Adelaide 500, Post Race Concert, Adelaide SA
Special guests: The Cruel Sea, The Superjesus
Tickets are on sale today (29 May) from Ticketmaster

Please only purchase tickets via OFFICIAL ticket sellers for each show. Cold Chisel does NOT recommend the purchase of tickets from ticket reseller sites such as Viagogo which usually charge higher prices. At the moment nobody can legally stop ticket traders profiting from these other sites, but it is highly recommended that you only buy tickets via the OFFICIAL ticketing links listed on www.coldchisel.com/tour.

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