Legendary Australian rock band, Cold Chisel, has announced a very special one-off show in Adelaide on Friday, 2 March 2018 to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Adelaide 500. It will be the first time the band has played their former hometown since the band’s huge One Night Stand tour in 2015.

When approached for this milestone event, Cold Chisel were determined to make it a unique show – and went about personally hand-picking a bill of all South Australian-born artists. Under the banner of ‘Made In SA’, they have invited their friend Kasey Chambers, the critically-hailed rock outfit Bad//Dreems and two local Music SA openers to join them.

“Adelaide was and will always be ground zero for us, our home turf, our training ground. For better or worse it made us who we are,” says frontman Jimmy Barnes. “We’re excited to be going back to play this special ‘Made In SA’ show. Kasey is a legend and a good mate. I’ve sung with her many times and when Cold Chisel reunited in the studio 2010, Kasey’s brother Nash produced our single, ‘All For You’, which was the last-ever session we did with our dear friend Steve Prestwich. Bad//Dreems are one of the best bands to come out of Adelaide in the last decade and our mate Mark Opitz, who produced some of our best recordings, has made both of their albums so we’ve got a connection to them too.”

“With so many international artists, and even some Australians, skipping South Australia on their ‘national’ tours, we wanted to put together a concert for the 20th Anniversary of this iconic rock & roll weekend that made the State proud.“

Originally formed in Adelaide in 1973, Cold Chisel is one of Australia’s most revered rock outfits with a history that spans forty years and a catalogue of songs and albums that have become part of the nation’s psyche.

Renowned as one of the most dynamic Australian live acts ever, Cold Chisel will perform iconic hits such as Flame Trees, Khe Sanh, Cheap Wine, Choirgirl, My Baby, Rising Sun and Bow River as well as music from their recent studio albums, No Plans (2012) and The Perfect Crime (2015) – all of these and more are featured on the band’s new live album/DVD The Last Stand of the Sydney Entertainment Centre’, Cold Chisel’s biggest live release ever (out on November 10).

Tourism Minister Leon Bignell said it was great to have iconic South Australian band Cold Chisel helping to celebrate the 20 years of the Adelaide 500.

“The 20th anniversary of the Adelaide 500 is going to be a huge weekend in South Australia, made even better by having music legends like Cold Chisel and Robbie Williams performing each night,” Minister Bignell said. “The State Government is committed to growing the Adelaide 500 by making the event bigger and better each year, attracting big names both on the track and on the stage.” 

Multi ARIA, APRA, Americana Music Awards and Country Music Association of Australia awards winner Kasey Chambers, will join Cold Chisel and Bad//Dreems on stage for the ‘Made in SA’ concert. Kasey, born in Mount Gambier and a proud South Australian, has achieved 7 times platinum album sales for Barricades and Brickwalls and double platinum for the hit single Not Pretty Enough. Kasey’s latest album Dragonfly debuted at # 1.  “I couldn’t be prouder to perform at this rocking Adelaide 500 event and be part of such a great line-up of musical legends, fellow South Australians and good friends,” says Kasey. Chambers and her band will be performing on the Adelaide 500 stage for the first time and promise to deliver one amazing show.

Bad//Dreems hail from Adelaide, formed in 2012 and the band consists of Ben Marwe (Vocals/Guitar), Alex Cameron (Guitar), James Bartold (Bass), and Miles Wilson (Drums). The band released their debut EP titled Badlands in August 2013. They released their debut album Dogs at Bay in 2015 with legendary Australian producer Mark Opitz (INXS, Cold Chisel, the Angels). Rolling Stone gave their latest album Gutful four out of five stars. Bad//Dreems performed at the Adelaide 500 in 2014 with Music SA Bands on Track and are now back headlining with Cold Chisel and Kasey Chambers.

Tickets go on-sale today at 10:00am through ticketmaster.com.au

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