COLD CHISEL TO BE THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN BAND TO HEADLINE HANGING ROCK

JOINED BY MASSIVE LINEUP OF AUSTRALIAN ROCK

THE LIVING END, MARK SEYMOUR & THE UNDERTOW

AND STONEFIELD

In a career already jam packed with achievements, legendary rockers Cold Chisel are set to notch up yet another, becoming the first ever Australian band to headline a concert at Victoria’s iconic Hanging Rock. The concert, on Saturday 21 November, will notably be the only Victorian show on Cold Chisel’s One Night Stand national tour.

“It’s great to be the first Australian band to headline at Hanging Rock,” said the band’s piano player and chief songwriter Don Walker. “It’s a location with incredible history and mystery. I hope we can add something to that, and I hope no-one goes missing.”

Joining Cold Chisel for this one night only concert will be a huge lineup of Aussie rock with The Living End, Mark Seymour & The Undertow and Stonefield all confirmed to perform.

“We can’t wait to play Hanging Rock,” said frontman Jimmy Barnes. “And with such a great collection of Victorian artists – The Living End, Mark Seymour & The Undertow and Stonefield – playing with us, it certainly won’t be a picnic.”

Cold Chisel’s November 21 Hanging Rock concert will see the band join illustrious names such as Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, Rod Stewart and the Eagles to have headlined the iconic venue.

With a history that spans forty years and a reputation forged through blistering live shows and a catalogue of much-loved songs and albums, Cold Chisel has become a part of the nation’s psyche. Their story is colourful, volatile and proud and their music continues to be ingrained in the hearts of generations of Australians. They’ve sold almost 7 million albums across bona-fide Australian classics like East, Breakfast at Sweethearts and Circus Animals, while songs like ‘Cheap Wine,’ ‘Choir Girl,’ ‘When The War Is Over,’ ‘Flame Trees,’ ‘Bow River,’ ‘Saturday Night’ and ‘Khe Sanh,’ remain the staple of radio playlists, jukeboxes, concert arenas and karaoke bars across every part of the country.

Their reunion in 2009, for a one-off performance at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium, saw the band play in front of 50,000 people – the biggest crowd of their career. This sparked a renewed enthusiasm for working together again – onstage and in the studio.  In 2010 they smashed the record for the biggest crowd at the Deni Ute Muster and then in late 2011 they undertook the Light The Nitro Tour, one of the biggest tours ever by an Australian band.  In 2012 they then released the critically-hailed and Gold-selling album No Plans album, which debuted at #1 on the ARIA Australian Album Chart.

After a three-year break, in February this year Cold Chisel played the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide to over 35,000 people. More recently they announced two special shows under the banner ‘The Last Stand of Sydney’s entertainment centre’, to mark the closing of the iconic Sydney venue (now known as the Qantas Credit Union Arena). The band promised to construct a show that referenced their legendary 1983 Last Stand tour and it captured the fascination and excitement of music fans across the country – all 20,000 tickets selling out within minutes. Due to the overwhelming public demand for more shows, Cold Chisel today announced their One Night Stand national tour, which will visit all corners of Australia.

The Living End need little introduction. Rocking stages and the airwaves since the 90s, the ARIA Award winning group are no strangers to performing before sell out crowds. With six albums of back catalogue to select from, The Living End are sure to have the crowd rocking as they make their Hanging Rock debut.

Mark Seymour is widely recognized as one of Australia’s most gifted musicians through his award winning solo career and former role as the frontman to Hunters and Collectors. Armed with a brand new album Mayday (out May 29), Mark Seymour & The Undertow will be showcasing classic hits from both Mark’s and Hunters & Collector’s extensive catalogues.

Melbourne rockers Stonefield have spent the last two years honing their touring skills, both locally and internationally and have kicked off the year by releasing a taste of new music with ‘Golden Dream’ and news of an impending album release for late 2015.

November 21 at Hanging Rock is sure to be a night of rock n roll that will go down in the history books. Don’t miss out when tickets go on sale on Wednesday 3 June at noon AEST.

 

COLD CHISEL

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS THE LIVING END, MARK SEYMOUR & THE UNDERTOW and STONEFIELD

Frontier Members pre-sale: Monday 1 June 10am AEST – Tuesday 2 June 10am AEST (or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted)

General Public On-sale: Wednesday 3 June noon AEST

SAT 21 NOV                    HANGING ROCK, MACEDON, VIC                 (ALL AGES)*

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