Grinspoon, the band that brought you seven albums, 13 ARIA nominations and well over 1000 shows from their 18-year career, have announced they will be reuniting for a string of shows later this year, for a string of shows supporting fellow Aussie heroes Cold Chisel.
The first ever Triple J unearthed winners announced back in December 2013 that they were going on an indefinite hiatus to “recharge the batteries”. Despite this, Cold Chisel have managed to convince their musical comrades to take up the limelight again to join them on some of their shows in Townsville, Darwin, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney.
“To say we are excited to be supporting Cold Chisel is an understatement,” said Grinspoon frontman Phil Jamieson in a press release.
“The show we played on the Light The Nitro tour was one of the most memorable shows I have ever played in my life! Arm in arm, all of us – Pat, Joe, Kris and I. Singing at the top of our lungs to ‘Flame Trees’. Grinspoon have NEVER been arm in arm before. It was a moment. I think I may have even fallen into a bush in my excitement.”
“I honestly didn’t think Grinspoon would be playing together again, so to get this opportunity by such a legendary act is humbling and completely out of the box insanely totally crazy fun. Now, what the hell am I going to wear?”
It seems the feeling is mutual for Cold Chisel vocalist Jimmy Barnes, who said “we’ve done a couple of really memorable shows with Grinspoon.”
The two bands played together at a reunion show at Sydney’s Homebush Stadium in 2009 and also at Cold Chisel’s 2011 Light the Nitro tour. Barnes said that, “That just happened to be the biggest show of the tour.”
However Grinspoon fans shouldn’t get there hopes up; their return is said to be exclusive to the Cold Chisel tour. Hopefully we’ll see some more from them soon. In the meantime, check out the dates below for the tour.
Cold Chisel Last Stand Tour With Grinspoon
Saturday 7 November – 1300SMILES Stadium, Townsville QLD – Tickets
Tuesday 10 November – Darwin Amphitheatre, Darwin, NT – Tickets
Tuesday 17 November – Adelaide Entertainment Centre, SA – Tickets
Thursday 19 November – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC – Tickets
Tuesday 15 December – Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney NSW – Tickets
Thursday 17 December – Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney NSW – SOLD OUT
Friday 18 December – Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney NSW – SOLD OUT