Cold Chisel are heading to Hope Estate as part of their Blood Moon Tour 2020.
They will be joined in the Hunter Valley on January 18 by Birds of Tokyo and Busby Marou.
Since their legendary Last Standway back in 1983, Cold Chisel has reformed for just four national tours, but they almost always played indoors and those gigs didn’t happen over the holidays.
Now, for the first time ever, the band will be playing 14 outdoor shows in Australia and New Zealand during summer. Between New Year’s Eve and the second weekend of February, they’ll do gigs on the beach, gigs by the river and gigs in the bush.
It’s called the Blood Moon Tour 2020 – named after a rare lunar eclipse where the sun, earth and moon all briefly align before returning to their own orbits.
“You might get to see a blood moon once in your life,” explained the band’s main songwriter and piano player, Don Walker.
“Apparently there’s going to be one just before dawn when we’re in Melbourne on this tour but we didn’t actually know that when we chose the name. Maybe it’s a sign.”
Fittingly, the tour will boast a series of line-ups that are as rare and memorable as a Blood Moon.