‘They are my brothers’: Jimmy Barnes and Cold Chisel are on the road again to celebrate monster milestone

Matt Shrivell
The Nightly
Cold Chisel have announced a 50th Anniversary Tour, "The Big Five-O". Plans for this milestone celebration have been a massive secret, but Jimmy Barnes let Sunrise in on it.

Iconic Australian rock band Cold Chisel have announced they are heading on the road to celebrate their golden 50th anniversary.

The ‘Big Five-O’ tour will move around the nation in October and November featuring in big arenas, purpose-built circus tents and several wineries and outdoor event grounds.

Lead singer Jimmy Barnes said he has been looking forward to getting back out on the road with Don Walker, Ian Moss, Phil Small and drummer Charley Drayton - the band that has defined his life.

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‘’Who would have thought, hey? Seems like yesterday we started. It’s good ... it is really great to be here celebrating 50 years. Never thought we’d make it,’’ Barnes told Sunrise host Natalie Barr.

“They’re my brothers, I grew up with them … they were the first real family I had,” Barnes told the Daily Telegraph.

It kicks off in Armidale in regional NSW on October 5, where the band was based in 1974-75 before heading to the Gold Coast, Sydney, Wollongong, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Newcastle, Ballarat and Hobart.

It will culminate in a final performance in Adelaide, where the band formed, at a concert following the city’s 500 supercars event.


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