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
Twenty years after their Australian classics Weir and Mascara catapulted them to top of the national charts, Killing Heidi are back on the road celebrating their 20 year reunion with a massive eleven date tour; taking their live show to regional Australia for the first time in a decade.
The tour follows up to their super successful, rave review garnering capital city tour in June, and gives Killing Heidi the exciting opportunity to reconnect with the parts of Australia they’ve really missed in their 10 years off the road.
“We’re so excited to announce some regional dates, we love getting to regional areas and performing outside the cities,” said vocalist, Ella Hooper.
Killing Heidiwill be hitting stages in Darwin, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Caloundra, Wollongong, Newcastle, Chelsea Heights, Mulgrave, Albury, Redland Bay and Toowoomba.
“I can’t believe it’s been twenty years since we started this band, I was thirteen, (Jesse) was fifteen. We are loving getting back into playing these songs again after so long,” said Ella.
“I think we’re playing theses songs better than we ever did. People may know the songs, and they’ll get to hear the songs they love, but they’ve never seen Killing Heidi like this,” said Jesse Hooper.
The early naughties belonged to Killing Heidi with multiple tracks landing in the top 20 of triple j’s Hottest 100. They’ve taken out four ARIA awards, four times platinum status and the critically-acclaimed APRA songwriters of the year award.
Killing Heidi is a seminal part of the Australia independent music industry story.
“Ella’s performance is as alive as ever. Vibrant and rockin’, it was clearly evident she was enjoying being back on stage fronting Killing Heidi, especially during the harder hitting songs, such as ‘Superman/Supergirl’, ‘Mascara’ and set-closing, crowd favorite, ‘Weir’.”
“Similar to how a ballerina can silence a crowd, Ms Hooper can incite (the crowd’s) chaos to whatever level suitable. Needless to say the chemistry between her and her brother is still impossible to fracture.”
ABOUT KILLING HEIDI
The early naughties belonged to Killing Heidi with Weir placing number two and Mascara number fourteen in triple j’s Hottest 100. ‘Reflector’ went onto to take out four ARIA awards and reach four times platinum status. The Hooper siblings also won the critically-acclaimed APRA songwriters of the year award. Killing Heidi is a seminal part of the Australian independent music story.
KILLING HEIDI NATIONAL TOUR
Saturday, September 2
One Tropical Day, Darwin, NT
Friday, September 29
Race Horse Hotel, Ipswich, QLD
Saturday, September 30
Night Quarter, Gold Coast, QLD
Sunday, October 1
Caloundra Music Festival, Caloundra, QLD
Friday, October 6
Waves, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday, October 7
The Cambridge, Newcastle, NSW
Friday, October 20
Chelsea Heights Hotel, Chelsea Heights, VIC
Saturday, October 21
Village Green Hotel, Mulgrave, VIC
Sunday, October 22
Beer Deluxe, Albury, VIC
Friday, November 17
Redland Bay Hotel, Redland Bay, QLD