01 Nov 2017
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.“