Cold Chisel have announced four new tour dates as part of their national tour, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and…. Geraldton!
In a huge win, Geraldton competed against five other cities to get a visit from Aussie favourites Cold Chisel, on November 13 as part of their One Night Stand tour.
City of Greater Geraldton Mayor, Ian Carpenter, said it was a huge coup for the City to be able to secure Cold Chisel for the Mid West.
“We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make sure the City can support an event like this, it’s a once in a life time opportunity, and its exactly the sort of high profile event that will deliver real economic and tourism benefits,” he said.
“We’ve managed to beat five other locations in WA as well as Tasmania, to bring Cold Chisel to Geraldton, we can’t quite believe we’ve pulled it off. Cold Chisel has a huge following in the Mid West.”
The event would not be able to take place without financial and in-kind support from the City of Greater Geraldton.
The award winning Australian rock group are no stranger to the spotlight and it’s no surprise as the band has sold 6.7 million albums in Australia, have been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame and their ‘Light the Nitro’ tour in 2011 sold 285,000 tickets making it the biggest ever tour by an Australian based band.
But the Aussie rockers are showing no signs of slowing down. They have just revealed that their newest studio album, The Perfect Crime, will hit stores on Friday, 2 October, just before they kick off their tour.
In the aftermath of the announcement, the City reiterated the fact that they have put a renewed and emphasised focus on major events in the region and aims to boost the economy through tourism, economic and cultural outcomes.
“Events such as Cold Chisel will bring people from all over the state to our city,” Mayor Carpenter said.
“We have been thinking strategically in this space and the benefits of having a band as big as Cold Chisel visit the Mid West has huge benefits for our economy.
“The City will continue to be active in this space and bring more big events to the community.”
Cold Chisel tickets will play at Eadon Clarke Oval on Friday, 13 November 2015.
Tickets will go on sale from 12pm Thursday, 3 September from www.ticketek.com.au or on 13 28 49.