Cold Chisel To Make A National Stand
Not many people could steal the thunder from the first State of Origin game, unless they're Cold Chisel.
Lo and behold, that's exactly what the Aussie rockers have done by announcing a national tour.
The Chisel boys have listened to their fans who have been demanding to see them live and will go out on a One Night Stand national tour, making the announcement just before the State of Origin 1 broadcast on Wednesday night.
Barnsey said the band felt compelled to undertake the tour after their two upcoming shows at Sydney's Entertainment Centre got such a great reaction and sold out.
"In March we played a homecoming show in Adelaide to 35,000 people," Barnsey said.
"Then when we announced these two shows in Sydney, the reaction was ballistic. The demand blew our minds, suggesting that it was time for us to get back out there."
It's also a nod to their 1983 Last Stand tour which finished up at the Sydney venue, this time Cold Chisel's performance will mark the venue's closing.
The band says this tour will be like no other they've done before, and will include performances at Hanging Rock in Victoria and Hope Estate in the Hunter Valley.
The band will also perform at the Deni Ute Muster which should make up for Barnsey's cancellation last year to undergo back surgery.
The tour will kick-off with a special mini-concert at the NRL Grand Final at ANZ Stadium, where they will be the only artists performing.
The Aussie legends will also take on several other festivals and will perform at venues they've never played before including the 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville and the Perth Arena.
Cold Chisel Tour Dates:
October 2 - Deni Ute Muster, Deniliquin, NSW
October 4 - NRL Grand Final, ANZ Stadium, Sydney
October 24 - The V8 Supercars, Gold Coast
October 31 - Decades Festival, Strathpine, Qld - joined by The Living End and Something for Kate
November 5 - Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns
November 7 - 1300SMILES Stadium, Townsville
November 10 - Darwin Amphitheatre, Darwin
November 14 - Perth Arena, Perth
November 21 - Hanging Rock, Macedon Ranges, Vic - joined by The Living End, Mark Seymour & The Undertow and Stonefield
December 12 - Hope Estate, Pokolbin, NSW - joined by The Living End
December 13 - WIN Wollongong Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, NSW
December 17 - Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney
December 18 - Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney