Cold Chisel and Hoodoo Gurus ready to welcome thousands of Rural Fire Service volunteers at Bankwest Stadium

Legendary Australian rock bands Cold Chisel and Hoodoo Gurus will play to a full house at the first ever concert at Bankwest Stadium, with the crowd including thousands of Rural Fire Service volunteers and their families who will be honoured guests at the venue.

Minister for Sport and Member for Parramatta the Hon. Dr Geoff Lee, MP, has announced that Venues NSW, which owns the Stadium on behalf of the NSW Government, has donated more than 2500 tickets to volunteers as a “thank you” for their extraordinary service and sacrifice during the current bushfire crisis.

As part of their first ever outdoor summer tour, Cold Chisel will be joined at Bankwest Stadium on Friday 24 January by Hoodoo Gurus, Birds of Tokyo and Busby Marou.

Cold Chisel frontman Jimmy Barnes said the band was looking forward to seeing RFS bravehearts at the concert.

“We’ve been really moved by the sacrifices that these courageous volunteers have made in this desperate time,” says frontman Jimmy Barnes. “We’re excited to have them join us for this great night of rock & roll – and to raise our voices and say ‘thank you’.”

Hoodoo Gurus have never shared a bill with Cold Chisel, so this show provides the RFS volunteers and fans in general with a unique opportunity to witness two of Australia’s most-loved bands performing some of their greatest hits live.

“The ongoing bushfire emergency has made this a very hard, grim summer for so many Australians, and especially the RFS volunteers,” said Hoodoo Gurus singer/guitarist Dave Faulkner.

“They have endured unbelievable conditions defending communities and the price they have paid is beyond reckoning. We only hope that, for a few hours on Friday January 24, the healing power of music will give some of them a brief respite from the trauma they have experienced. In our own small way, we’d like to honour them for the sacrifices they have made on all our behalf.”

NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said: “It’s been a devastating and tragic fire season and NSW RFS members have been working tirelessly for months to protect the community. Despite this adversity, there’s been incredible generosity shown by the Australian people.

“We’re grateful to Venues NSW and the NSW Government for offering our members tickets to the Cold Chisel concert, so they can take time out to enjoy a night off with these Aussie rock legends.”

Good seats are still available for the Blood Moon Tour 2020 show at Bankwest Stadium on Friday 24 January via Ticketek here. Gates open at 4.30pm.

Fans attending the concert will be able to donate directly to the NSW Rural Fire Service and the official tour charity Foodbank, which has been providing relief for fire-affected communities. Cold Chisel has already pledged a six-figure sum to fire services and other support networks

Cold Chisel have been playing to rave reviews around the nation since the tour started on New Year’s Eve. Their album Blood Moon debuted at #1 on the ARIA Chart in December and the band’s album All For You – The Best of Cold Chisel has just been announced as the second highest selling Australian album of the past decade.

Media Contacts

Arthur Stanley
General Manager Media & Communications
VenuesLive
0422 007 360
arthurs@venueslive.com.au

Julian Keith
Media & Communications Manager
Bankwest Stadium
0437 553 822
juliank@nsw.venueslive.com.au

Australian Bushfires: How we can all help

Like all Australians, the members of Cold Chisel are appalled by the recent bushfires and the devastation they are wreaking on our people, the countryside and our wildlife. We are donating a six figure sum to the fire services and related support networks – including our tour partners Foodbank – who are doing such incredible work.

We urge everyone to do whatever they can to help.

Here are some links to people doing great work out on the front lines and in support of stricken communities:
Foodbank: https://www.foodbank.org.au/

Australian Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/disaster-relief-and-recovery-donate

New South Wales Rural Fire Service:   https://www.givenow.com.au/rfsa

Victoria Country Fire Authority:  https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/about/supporting-cfa#donate-cfa

South Australia Country Fire Service Foundation: https://cfsfoundation.org.au/donate

Rural Fire Brigades Assoc of Qld: https://www.rfbaq.org/donate-to-rfbaq

WIRES Wildlife Rescue NSW: https://www.wires.org.au/donate/emergency-fund

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM ADOTG: RUTHERGLEN SHOW CANCELLED

Cold Chisel are very sorry to announce that tonight’s show has to be cancelled due to hazardous site conditions. Details below:

COLD CHISEL – RUTHERGLEN SHOW CANCELLED

With the environmental situation and air quality at All Saints Estate Wine still rated as hazardous and weather conditions not easing overnight or showing any signs of improvement in the forthcoming hours, we have no other option than to cancel today’s Cold Chisel show. We are deeply disappointed we are unable to proceed but our first priority is to the health and safety of our patrons, staff and artists.

All ticket purchasers will be contacted by Ticketmaster and a full refund will be provided. We appreciate everyone’s understanding in this matter.
At this stage, Friday’s sold out show at Rochford Wines – Yarra Valley and Saturday’s sold out show at Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong will go ahead as planned.

Please refer to the following for further details: https://www.adayonthegreen.com.au/news/cold-chisels-show-cancelled

‘BLOOD MOON’ RISES TO #1 AND SETS NEW ARIA RECORD!

Cold Chisel’s latest studio album, the critically acclaimed Blood Moon, has debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart confirming the iconic band has lost none of its rock ‘n roll swagger over the years.

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BUY OR STREAM ‘BLOOD MOON’ HERE

Blood Moon, the ninth studio album from Cold Chisel, lands loudly and proudly at #1 this week. It is their third #1 album in the ARIA Charts, after Twentieth Century (1984) and The Last Wave of Summer (1998). Cold Chisel had two more #1 albums before the ARIA Charts began – Circus Animals (1982) and Swingshift (1981). It has been 21 years since Cold Chisel topped the chart, and in that time they hit #2 with The Best Of Cold Chisel: All For You (2011), No Plans (2012) and The Perfect Crime (2015). Cold Chisel has broken their #2 streak, and now takes the record for most time between their first #1 and their latest – 38 years from 1981 until 2019.

 

In typical Cold Chisel style, Blood Moon is a potpourri of ideas, sounds and genres from the chooglin’ boogie of the first single Getting The Band Back Together, to the angry, viscerally 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.

 

Cold Chisel took time out from rehearsals for their massive, outdoor Blood Moon Tour 2020, which kicks off in Perth on New Year’s Eve and ends on 9 February at Sirromet Wines in South East Queensland, to receive the ARIA #1 Award today.

“We are really excited by Blood Moon hitting # 1 on the ARIA chart – an incredible 21 years after our last one,” says frontman Jimmy Barnes. “We never take anything for granted, so huge thanks to our loyal army of fans who have helped make this happen. We love Blood Moon– it’s our best collection of songs since the ‘80s.”

 

This week, the band also visited Sydney’s Foodbank headquarters to thank staff for their tireless work and help pack a few Christmas hampers themselves. Foodbank is Australia’s largest food relief organisation, operating on a scale that makes it crucial to the work of the front line charities who are feeding vulnerable Australians. Foodbank will be further supported in various ways throughout the Blood Moon Tour 2020 including fundraising collections at each venue on the tour and the auction of a tour banner signed by the band on eBay here.

The first 100 cassettes ordered on the band’s online store were individually numbered and all proceeds from the sale of these will go to Foodbank to assist them in providing food for 815,000 Australians each month.

Over 175,000 tickets to the outdoor Blood Moon Tour 2020 have been sold in Australia and New Zealand with A Day on the Green shows at Sirromet Wines in Queensland (1st show), Victoria’s Mt. Duneed Estate and Rochford Wines, Heifer Station in Orange, NSW and NZ’s Wharepai Domain show all SOLD OUT.

Tickets to all remaining shows on the tour are selling EXTREMELY fast so fans wanting to catch the iconic band on what’s likely to be their final major tour should act fast before they’re all gone.

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.

 

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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
GET TICKETS

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
GET TICKETS

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
GET TICKETS

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
GET TICKETS

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
SOLD OUT

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
SOLD OUT

Sat, 18 January
Hope Estate, Hunter Valley NSW
With Birds of Tokyo and Busby Marou
Presented by Triple M and MAX
GET TICKETS

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
GET TICKETS

Fri, 24 January
Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta, Sydney NSW
With Hoodoo Gurus, Birds of Tokyo and Busby Marou
Presented by Triple M and MAX
GET TICKETS

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
GET TICKETS

Thur, 30 January
Stage 88, Canberra ACT
With Paul Kelly and Magic Dirt
Presented by Zaccaria Concerts, Mix 106.3 and MAX
GET TICKETS

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
SOLD OUT

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)
GET TICKETS

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
SOLD OUT

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
GET TICKETS

 

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