Cold Chisel

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Time Out says

The band is getting back together again for an outdoor summer tour

Since Cold Chisel disbanded in 1984 (with their legendary Last Stand concerts at the Sydney Entertainment Centre) they've only completed four national tours together. But you can't keep a good thing down, which is why the band is reforming for a massive outdoor tour this summer.

Dubbed the Blood Moon tour, the run of shows will be in stadiums, vineyards and out in the bush.

Chisel under the stars? What could be more Aussie than that?

Original members Jimmy Barnes, Ian Moss, Phil Small and Don Walker are all returning. Charley Drayton has played with the band since 2011, stepping in for original drummer Steve Prestwich, who died that year.

Obviously they'll be playing all of their biggest hits like 'Khe Sanh', 'Cheap Wine', 'Flame Trees' and 'When the War is Over'. But they've also got some new material and are planning on releasing an album before the end of the year.

What's more, Barnesy has suggested this could be the band's last ever tour. Yes, they've said that before, but the four original members are all in their sixties now, and they're usually busy with their own projects. So we wouldn't miss the chance to see them – especially that they're now at their musical peak but still able to rock out with the best of them.

The band is playing Rochford Wines in the Yarra Valley on January 10, supported by Birds of Tokyo, Magic Dirt and The Detonators, and then they'll be at Mt Duneed Estate in Geelong on January 11 with Paul Kelly, Birds of Tokyo and Magic Dirt. These shows are part of the A Day on the Green series, but you can check out the full tour dates at coldchisel.com.

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