Australian guitar icon Ian Moss has announced today an extensive regional tour through New South Wales and Victoria commencing August 2018, after completing his national Metro Tour which will cover Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Hobart, Launceston, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane.
On Saturday ‘Mossy‘ appeared on the cover of The Sydney Morning Herald’s much sort after Spectrum Magazine in which he talked about the release of his new self-titled album to be released on 9 March 2018, his first solo album in nine years and his first of all original material in 22 years – and was described by Cold Chisel bandmate Don Walker as “the most gifted musician I’ve ever seen” and by You Am I frontman, Tim Rogers, as “a quiet gentleman who explodes with passion and vigour on stage [with] finesse and fire that mesmerises me”.
The new album will be available on CD, limited edition green Vinyl and Digitally and can be pre-ordered on all formats now from here.
“It’s a little overdue,” Ian Moss says of his new album, in his typical understated way.
The new album is also Mossy’s finest collection of songs since his multi-platinum, ARIA Award-winning solo debut, 1989’s Matchbook. And it’s his most personal record yet. Mossy co-wrote every song on the album, aside from My Suffering, a beautiful song which was written by his Cold Chisel bandmate and dear friend Steve Prestwich, who died in 2011.
“It means a lot to me that there’s a little bit of Steve on this album,” Mossy says.
There are other little nods to Cold Chisel: Charley Drayton – who joined Chisel after Steve’s passing – plays on ten tracks. Don Walker’s piano punctuates A Girl Like You, which name-checks one of Chisel’s favourite haunts when they moved to Sydney in the ’70s, the Manzil Room.
Put simply, Ian Moss – known as Mossy to his legion of fans – is part of Australian music’s soul. Originally from Alice Springs, he became one of the voices of Cold Chisel and a revered guitar hero. In 2014, Mossy’s fellow musicians ranked him Australia’s greatest guitarist in a News Corp poll.
A highlight of the album is the stunning soul ballad, Broadway, which Mossy wrote about missing his son, Julian, when he’s on the road.
“I can’t wait for people to hear this record,” Mossy says. “I’m really proud of it.”
It’s no accident that the album is self-titled. This is the pure stuff. Classic Mossy.
In 2007 he told the Sydney Morning Herald, “I haven’t made my definitive album yet.” Ten years later with the self-titled Ian Moss, he might have just done that.
Friday, 3 August 2018 | Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle NSW
Saturday, 4 August 2018 | Dubbo Regional Theatre, Dubbo NSW
Friday, 10 August 2018 | Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, Bathurst NSW
Saturday, 11 August 2018 | Blue Mountains Theatre, Springwood NSW
Friday, 17 August 2018 | Griffith Regional Theatre, Griffith NSW
Saturday, 18 August 2018 | Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury NSW
Friday, 31 August 2018 | Saraton Theatre, Grafton NSW
Saturday, 1 September 2018 | Park Lane Theatre, Ballina NSW
Friday, 7 September 2018 | The Art House, Wyong NSW
Saturday, 8 September 2018 | Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul NSW
Friday, 14 September 2018 | Drum Theatre, Dandenong VIC
Saturday, 15 September 2018 | Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, Wonthaggi VIC
Friday, 21 September 2018 | Glasshouse Theatre, Port Macquarie NSW
Saturday, 22 September 2018 | Manning Entertainment Centre, Taree NSW
Friday, 26 October 2018 | The Wedge – Performing Arts Centre, Sale VIC
Saturday, 27 October 2018 | La Trobe Town Hall, Traralgon VIC
Friday, 2 November 2018 | Horsham Town Hall, Horsham VIC
Saturday, 3 November 2018 | Eastbank Performing Arts Centre, Shepparton VIC
Friday, 9 September 2018 | Crossing Theatre, Narrabri NSW
Saturday, 10 November 2018 | Orange Civic Theatre, Orange NSW
Friday, 16 September 2018 | Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool VIC
Saturday, 17 November 2018 | Wendouree Performing Arts Centre, Ballarat VIC
Friday, 23 September 2018 | Lismore City Hall Lismore NSW
Saturday, 24 November 2018 | Capitol Theatre, Tamworth NSW
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED SHOWS
Friday, 22 June 2018 | Wrest Point Showroom, Hobart
Saturday, 23 June 2018 | Country Club Showroom, Launceston
Friday, 29 June 2018 | The Tivoli, Brisbane
Saturday, 30 June 2018 | The Tivoli, Brisbane
Friday, 6 July 2018 | The Palms At Crown, Melbourne
Saturday, 7 July 2018 | The Palms At Crown, Melbourne
Friday, 13 July 2018 | Canberra Theatre, Playhouse, Canberra
Saturday, 14 July 2018 | The Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Friday, 20 July 2018 | Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Saturday, 21 July 2018 | Astor Theatre, Perth
UK\Ireland\Germany Tour May 2018 Solo, Intimate & Acoustic
Wednesday, 9 May 2018 | Urban Spree – Berlin, DE
Thursday, 10 May 2018 |Astra Stube – Hamburg, DE
Saturday, 12 May 2018 | The Lounge, The Classic Grand – Glasgow, UK
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 | The Robin 2 – Wolverhampton, UK
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 | Night & Day Cafe – Manchester, UK
Friday, 18 May 2018 | Bush Hall – London, UK
Saturday, 19 May 2018 | The Loft, The Grand Social – Dublin, IR
Legendary Australian rock band, Cold Chisel, release their biggest ever live album package, an almost-3 hour concert event called The ‘Last Stand’ of the Sydney Entertainment Centre – The Live Tapes – Vol 4 tomorrow ahead of their only 2017 shows at Wrest Point Lawns in Hobart on 22 November and the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 on 25 November.
In December 2015, Cold Chisel ended their massive One Night Stand tour with three special shows they dubbed The ‘Last Stand’ of the Sydney Entertainment Centre. These wild, unhinged and emotional shows were played immediately prior to the iconic venue’s demolition. For Cold Chisel it had a double sense of occasion, given that the “Ent Cent” was the venue where Cold Chisel played their legendary farewell shows back in December, 1983 – the band not playing together again for another 15 years.
The announcement of these 2015 shows captured the public’s imagination, selling over 20,000 tickets in 10 minutes, before the band added one more show. Fans who missed out on tickets at the time will now have a chance to hear and see Cold Chisel in all its ragged glory on The ‘Last Stand’ of the Sydney Entertainment Centre – The Live Tapes – Vol 4 as they literally bring down the house. If you were lucky enough to be there, you’ll know what we mean.
In addition to visceral, gut-busting versions of fan favourites like Letter To Alan, Houndog, One Long Day and the Jerry Lee-inspired cover Don’t Let Go, there’s rare appearances of the Chisel classics Ita and Janelle, the new and powerful Lost, Long Dark Road and All Hell Broke Lucy from the band’s critically-hailed 2015 album The Perfect Crime and of course the undeniable anthems Choirgirl, Khe Sanh, When The War Is Over, Flame Trees, Rising Sun, My Baby, Bow River, Standing On The Outside and many more.
Containing over 32 songs – nearly 3 hours of music – The ‘Last Stand’ of the Sydney Entertainment Centre – The Live Tapes – Vol 4 draws its performances from the band’s final two shows on 17 and 18 December, 2015 and is by far the biggest live release ever from Cold Chisel. Renowned as one of Australia’s best-ever live bands, the recording captures Cold Chisel warts-and-all and has then been lovingly mixed by longtime sonic ally Kevin Shirley, with the film version of the release directed and edited by the band’s filmmaking constant, Robert Hambling.
Released on Friday, 10 November, The ‘Last Stand’ of the Sydney Entertainment Centre – The Live Tapes – Vol 4 is available on a number of formats – as a 3CD set, a 4LP Vinyl package and a Ltd Edition Deluxe 3CD/DVD set. The audio is also available as a download and on all streaming services. See below for each format’s tracklisting.