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Cold Chisel Expand 2024 Australian Tour

Cold Chisel have added several new shows to their national Australian tour The Big Five-O, which is set to take place across October and November 2024. The new dates have been added in response to the pre-sale for the tour last Friday (May 31st), which saw what press material described as “totally unprecedented” demand for tickets across the board. The updated tour schedule, as well as ticketing information, can be found below.

In the band’s home-away-from-home Sydney, two extra dates have been added. The first is on Saturday October 12th, and will take place in the city’s Entertainment Quarter as part of their homage to the 1982 Circus Animals tour. For these special shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, the band will perform in a custom 10,000-capacity tent.

The second Sydney show will take place on Saturday night, November 16th at Qudos Bank Arena, where the band performed in 2011 as part of their Light the Nitro national tour. Melbourne has also followed suit, with a second tent date at Flemington Racecourse added on Saturday October 26th and a new show in the city’s south at Mornington Racecourse on Sunday November 10th.

Cold Chisel – ‘Standing On The Outside’

Away from Sydney and Melbourne, two new dates have been added to the tour on either side of the country. The first is at Sandalford Wines, in the Swan Valley of Western Australia, which will take place on Sunday October 20th. The second is another special tent date in Brisbane’s Victoria Park, which will happen the day after the original date on Sunday November 3rd.

The Big Five-O tour will mark the band’s first major national tour in over four years, following their 2020 tour that wrapped just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Since then, three of the band’s five members – lead vocalist Jimmy Barnes, guitarist Ian Moss and pianist Don Walker – have each toured the country and released new music as solo artists.

Barnes returned to the stage back in April at this year’s Bluesfest after an ongoing health scare, which saw him hospitalized and requiring heart surgery. Ahead of the Cold Chisel tour, he will undertake an acoustic solo tour across theatres this August.

Cold Chisel The Big Five-O 2024 Australian Tour

All shows with Karen Lee Andrews, except Adelaide.

  • Saturday, October 5th – Petersons Winery, Armidale NSW*^~
  • Tuesday, October 8th –Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast QLD
  • Friday, October 11th and Saturday, October 12th – Entertainment Quarter, Sydney NSW*
  • Tuesday, October 15th – WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong NSW
  • Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th – Sandalford Wines, Swan Valley WA*^~
  • Friday, October 25th and Saturday, October 26th – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne VIC*
  • Saturday, November 2nd and Sunday, November 3rd – Victoria Park, Brisbane QLD*
  • Wednesday, November 6th – Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle NSW
  • Saturday, November 9th – Victoria Park, Ballarat VIC*^~
  • Sunday, November 10th – Mornington Racecourse, Mornington VIC
  • Wednesday, November 13th – MyState Bank Arena, Hobart TAS
  • Saturday, November 16th – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney NSW*
  • Sunday, November 17th – VALIO Adelaide 500, Adelaide SA~

* – with The Cruel Sea | ^ – with Birds of Tokyo | ~ – with The Superjesus

All remaining tickets for the tour will go on sale today (June 4th) at 12pm local time via

Further Reading

Jimmy Barnes Pulls Out of By The C Torquay, Jon Stevens, Ian Moss, Daryl Braithwaite to Take His Place

The Jane Barnes Band Announces Inaugural Tour of Regional NSW

The Cruel Sea – The Metro – 18/11/2011

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