There’s nothing more Australian than hot sun, warm waves and Cold Chisel. Thankfully the Hunter will soon witness, what may very well be Chisels last stand. Hope Estate will host the Blood Moon tour on January 18, 2020. This will be the bands first-ever completely outdoor tour. Cold Chisel broke up in 1983, and as Jimmy Barnes pointed out at a recent press conference, back then, there weren’t as many places where you could play outdoors. Now the country has stunning purpose-built venues where the band can design the tour to be bigger, better and louder than ever before.
The tour comes with both a new single and a new album titled Blood Moon. Fittingly, the lead track is titled Getting The Band Back Together. It was written by the band’s primary songwriter, Don Walker and, in the mode of Cold Chisel classics like Bow River and Saturday Night, the song sees Ian Moss and Jimmy Barnes trading lead vocal lines. Getting The Band Back Together is released on Thursday, 31 October and will be followed before Christmas by a new album.
One thing the guys have always been great at is surrounding themselves with other great muso’s, and Hope Estate will be no different, with Birds of Tokyo and Busby Marou covering the support.
It’s going to be one hell of a show and quoting the very talented Jimmy Barnes “if fans miss this one they are going to be really F*&%ing sorry!”
Head to www.ticketek.com.au for tickets. Fans are reminded to only buy tickets through official sites.
Boo Seeka – New Tour and Single
Newcastle lad Ben Gumbleton and his BOO Seeka collaborator Michael May are readying themselves for a myriad of late-night adventures and have created the perfect soundtrack with new single Moonlight Run, and accompanying video.
An ode to the magic of the witching hour, Ben 'BOO' Gumbleton says the song – which premiered on Triple J in late October – is a celebration of those spontaneous nights when everything is as it should be: “Moonlight Run is meant to replicate the feeling of excitement when its 12am, you're with your mates, and you can just feel its going to be a great night. You don't know how or what, but you've just got this growing feeling. Those times where you know you're about to make some AM memories that will be stored forever.”
With the melody arriving on a whim while hanging on a mate's balcony, BOO rushed inside to lay down the bones of the track: "I left midway through a conversation to go inside, grab the guitar and my phone to record before coming out and explaining to everyone what had just happened and why I disappeared."
Coming together in the studio with long-time production collaborator Ian Pritchett, the final iteration of the track builds on swirling synths, and BOO's signature vocal to a dizzying climax meant for only one purpose: dancing!
BOO Seeka are self-confessed night owls which is probably why they love touring so much — recently announcing a huge 14-date end of year run through NSW, including an appearance at Bitter and Twisted in Maitland on November 2 and Shoal Bay Country Club on November 22. They’ll then head to Indonesia for two beach sideshows.
Having well surpassed 50 million streams across their catalogue, BOO Seeka have collected tens of thousands of fans since the release of their acclaimed debut album Never Too Soon and are hard at work on the 2020 follow up. The NSW to Indo Summer Series is one last chance to get the full BOO experience before year-end. For tickets head to www.booseeka.com