Australian rock royalty Cold Chisel have announced they will return to the city where it all began, taking the stage at Adelaide’s Clipsal 500 in March next year for an exclusive one-off performance.
Chisel will celebrate 40 years together by headlining the Sunday night concert on March 1st, marking their first show onstage together since 2012 and first Adelaide performance since 2011.
“The Clipsal 500 Adelaide is the biggest event on the V8 Supercars calendar, and the concerts are huge and notorious, so for us it was a great fit, a no-brainer,” said frontman Jimmy Barnes in a statement. “It was one those things where the event really suited the band and the timing was just right – a perfect storm.”
The band who cut their teeth in the Adelaide pub scene say the city was great place to develop as a young band. Ahead of the Adelaide show the band will release Live Tapes Vol 2 in November, an official release of the band’s much revered 1979 show at The Bombay Rock in Victoria which has previously only been available as a bootleg. It includes the Adelaide-inspired track Home & Broken Hearted.
According to News.com.au, Barnes said Clipsal 500 will be an opportunity “to get out there and party and shake things up a bit”. “We’re not going to be playing ballads so the plan is for the V8s to be catching up with us,” he said.
The band say they’ve also been in the studio working on a follow up record to 2012’s No Plans and fans can expect to hear brand new music from them on March 1st. “We’ll probably have an album’s worth of songs to release next year,” Barnes said. “Fast cars, fast women and fast rock and roll — it’s perfect.”
Tickets go on sale through Ticketek this Friday from 9am. To prove your true Chisel devotion, why not treat yourself to this limited edition Cold Chisel double quilt cover set, featuring the artwork from the album East. It’s currently going for a very reasonable $2.48, but only while stocks last.
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Cold Chisel At The Clipsal 500 Adelaide
Sunday, 1st March 2015
Clipsal 500 Adelaide, Street Circuit, Adelaide
Tickets: Via Ticketek