Cold Chisel Lights The Nitro

Thursday 4 August 2011

Cold Chisel Lights The Nitro

Iconic rock band, Cold Chisel, has announced their biggest tour in nearly 30 years.

The Light The Nitro Tour will include two New Zealand shows...December 2 in Wellington and December 3 in Auckland.

Tickets for all these gigs will go onsale everywhere at 9.00am on Thursday, 4 August.

The Light The Nitro Tour will take this legendary live band from Darwin to Hobart and from Coffs Harbour to the Margaret River. In addition to all capital cities, the tour will hit six key Queensland regional centres plus other hubs such as Mudgee, Wodonga, Tamworth and the Hunter and Yarra Valleys. Cold Chisel will wrap up the Australian leg of their tour in the town where they first formed - Adelaide. Then they'll cross the Tasman for shows in Wellington and Auckland: their first NZ gigs since 1983.

The tour name refers to the practice of injecting nitrous oxide into the carburettor during a street race, which instantly doubles or triples the horsepower of a conventional engine. Incredible power, explosively unpredictable ... obviously apt for this incendiary live band.

Hardcore fans may be interested to know that "light the nitro" is also a line from one of the songs the band recorded over recent months ... a new Don Walker rocker called HQ454 Monroe about a man and his beloved hotrod.

Cold Chisel have promised to showcase "one or two" new tunes on the Light The Nitro Tour. The setlist will also feature more than 20 of their classic songs. While Cold Chisel are continuing to make progress on new recordings - including some songs written by Steve Prestwich and some featuring his performances.

So many great songs. One great band.

Seeing is believing - so don't miss your chance to experience the legendary Cold Chisel live.