COLD CHISEL'S LIGHT THE NITRO TOUR SETS SALES RECORD!

Extra shows added | 155,000 tickets sold by midday

 

Cold Chisel fans stormed ticket outlets across Australia and New Zealand from 9.00am today to be part of the legendary band's Light The Nitro Tour that will take place through October-December this year.

 

Today’s sales are believed to be the highest ever recorded by an Australian based band.

 

Over 155,000 tickets were snapped up by noon. This eclipses the band’s own legendary “Last Stand” tour. It’s also beyond the first day's sales of both Powderfinger's farewell 'Sunsets' tour of last year and the Across The Great Divide tour (Silverchair/Powderfinger) in 2007.

 

Shows in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Newcastle, Gold Coast, Canberra and Wollongong were officially SOLD OUT by 10.00am, with the band immediately adding second shows in Townsville (Tuesday, 18 October), Brisbane (Wednesday, 2 November), Sydney (Acer Arena, Wednesday, 9 November) and Adelaide (Wednesday, 30 November).

 

Reacting to the massive sales, Cold Chisel agreed this morning to try to extend the tour for a few days beyond what was originally planned. The band has asked Melbourne fans to stay calm and stay tuned. The band will definitely add an additional date in Melbourne in early December. A confirmed date will hopefully be announced in the next 48 hours as the group’s managers scramble to confirm venue availabilities. The band has also been besieged by Perth fans who are screaming for more and we are looking at all options.

 

Across the Tasman, tickets also went gangbusters, with Auckland and Wellington registering huge sales. Wellington is almost sold out and Auckland sales are the hottest so far this year.

 

For the first time, Cold Chisel will play a handful of winery shows and these saw an equal fan frenzy, as shows at the Bimbadgen Estate in the Hunter Valley, the Robert Oatley Vineyard, Mudgee and the Rochford Winery, Yarra Valley all sold out by 10.00am - an extremely rare feat for these large outdoor venues.

 

When Perth came online at 9.00am local time, the band's Belvoir Amphitheatre show sold out in 10 minutes while Sandalford Winery saw unprecedented sales and by midday WA time. Over 10,000 were sold for the band's show at Sandalford Winery at Margaret River.

 

In Adelaide, Cold Chisel's birthplace, after selling out their first Adelaide Entertainment Centre, the band announced a second show which promptly sold out by 11.00am. The second show, on Wednesday, 30 November will be a special homecoming for Cold Chisel, with Tim Prestwich Band confirmed as the support. Tim is the brother of Cold Chisel's drummer Steve Prestwich who died unexpectedly earlier this year of a brain tumour. The band is looking at alternatives in early December for a third Adelaide show. Stay tuned for an update there too.

 

These huge ticket sales come in a week where Cold Chisel have nine albums in the ARIA Top 100 Albums Chart and four songs in the ARIA Top 100 Singles Chart, including the classic Khe Sanh which has hit the national Top 40 for the first time ever.

 

Earlier, Cold Chisel issued a statement after becoming aware that tickets were being resold at hugely inflated prices on various sites, such as eBay and Facebook. Powerless to stop this action, the band know that some tickets being offered for sale are either not legitimate or are making false and misleading representations. The band implored fans not to purchase unauthorised tickets as their validity cannot be guaranteed.

 

Updated dates and venues for the Light The Nitro Tour are below.

 

The tour is being presented nationally by Triple M and Southern Cross Media, MAX and CMC.

 

For further information, go to www.coldchisel.com and www.facebook.com/coldchisel

 

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Thursday, 13 October

Newcastle Panthers

SOLD OUT!

Supported by Even

Licensed Show. Admission limited to patrons 18 years and over

 

Tuesday, 18 October

Townsville Entertainment Centre

Tickets available from TEC Box office and www.tecc.net.au or 07 4771 4000

Supported by You Am I

Licensed All Ages Show. Parental discretion and accompaniment

is strongly advised for children 15 years and under

 

Wednesday, 19 October

Townsville Entertainment Centre

SOLD OUT!

Supported by You Am I

Licensed All Ages Show. Parental discretion and accompaniment

is strongly advised for children 15 years and under

 

Friday, 21 October

Cairns Showgrounds

Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Supported by You Am I

Licensed All Ages Show. Parental discretion and accompaniment

is strongly advised for children 15 years and under

 

Sunday, 23 October

Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre, Darwin

Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Supported by You Am I

Licensed All Ages Show. Parental discretion and accompaniment

is strongly advised for children 15 years and under

 

Wednesday, 26 October

Mackay Showgrounds

Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Supported by You Am I

Licensed All Ages Show. Parental discretion and accompaniment

is strongly advised for children 15 years and under

 

Thursday, 27 October

Rockhampton Showgrounds

Tickets available from www.seeitlive.com.au or 07 4927 4111

Supported by You Am I

Licensed All Ages Show. Parental discretion and accompaniment

is strongly advised for children 15 years and under

 

Saturday, 29 October

Stockland Park, Sunshine Coast

Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Supported by Grinspoon

Licensed All Ages Show. Parental discretion and accompaniment

is strongly advised for children 15 years and under

 

Sunday, 30 October

Gold Coast Convention Centre

SOLD OUT!

Supported by You Am I

Licensed All Ages Show. Parental discretion and accompaniment

is strongly advised for children 15 years and under

 

Tuesday, 1 November

Brisbane Entertainment Centre

SOLD OUT!

Supported by You Am I

Licensed All Ages Show. Parental discretion and accompaniment

is strongly advised for children 15 years and under

 

Wednesday, 2 November

Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Supported by You Am I

Licensed All Ages Show. Parental discretion and accompaniment

is strongly advised for children 15 years and under

 

Friday, 4 November

Stadium Drive Hockey Fields, Coffs Harbour

Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Supported by You Am I

Licensed All Ages Show. Parental discretion and accompaniment

is strongly advised for children 15 years and under

 

Saturday, 5 November,

A DAY ON THE GREEN

Robert Oatley Vineyards, Mudgee

SOLD OUT!

Supported by You Am I and Stonefield

Licensed All Ages Show: Persons under 18 years old must be accompanied by a

ticket holding parent or legal guardian at all times



Monday, 7 November

Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre

SOLD OUT!

Supported by You Am I

Licensed All Ages Show. Parental discretion and accompaniment

is strongly advised for children 15 years and under

 

Wednesday, 9 November

Acer Arena, Sydney

Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Supported by You Am I

Licensed All Ages Show. Parental discretion and accompaniment

is strongly advised for children 15 years and under

 

Thursday, 10 November

Acer Arena, Sydney

SOLD OUT!

Supported by You Am I

Licensed All Ages Show. Parental discretion and accompaniment

is strongly advised for children 15 years and under

 

Saturday, 12 November

A DAY ON THE GREEN

Bimbadgen Winery, Hunter Valley

SOLD OUT!

Supported by Dan Sultan and Stonefield

Licensed All Ages Show: Persons under 18 years old must be accompanied

by a ticket holding parent or legal guardian at all times

 

Sunday, 13 November

WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong

SOLD OUT!

Supported by You Am I

Licensed All Ages Show. Parental discretion and accompaniment

is strongly advised for children 15 years and under

 

Tuesday, 15 November

Sydney Entertainment Centre

Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100

Supported by You Am I

Licensed All Ages Show. Parental discretion and accompaniment

is strongly advised for children 15 years and under

 

Thursday, 17 November

AIS Arena, Canberra

SOLD OUT!

Supported by You Am I

Licensed All Ages Show. Parental discretion and accompaniment

is strongly advised for children 15 years and under

 

Friday, 18 November

Gateway Lakes, Wodonga

Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100

Supported by You Am I

Licensed All Ages Show. Parental discretion and accompaniment

is strongly advised for children 15 years and under

 

Saturday, 19 November

A DAY ON THE GREEN

Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley

SOLD OUT!

Supported by You Am I and Stonefield

Licensed All Ages Show: Persons under 18 years old must be accompanied

by a ticket holding parent or legal guardian at all times

 

Tuesday, 22 November

Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart

Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100

Supported by You Am I

Licensed All Ages Show. Parental discretion and accompaniment

is strongly advised for children 15 years and under

 

Thursday, 24 November

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

SOLD OUT!

Supported by You Am I

Licensed All Ages Show. Parental discretion and accompaniment

is strongly advised for children 15 years and under

 

Saturday, 26 November

Sandalford Estate, Margaret River

Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Special guests to be announced

Licensed All Ages Show: Persons under 18 years old must be accompanied

by a ticket holding parent or legal guardian at all times

 

Sunday, 27 November

Belvoir Amphitheatre, Perth

SOLD OUT!

Special guests to be announced

Licensed All Ages Show. Parental discretion and accompaniment

is strongly advised for children 15 years and under

 

Tuesday, 29 November

Adelaide Entertainment Centre

SOLD OUT!

Supported by You Am I

Licensed All Ages Show. Parental discretion and accompaniment

is strongly advised for children 15 years and under



Wednesday, 30 November

Adelaide Entertainment Centre

SOLD OUT!

Supported by Tim Prestwich Band

Licensed All Ages Show. Parental discretion and accompaniment

is strongly advised for children 15 years and under

 

Friday, 2 December

TSB Arena, Wellington

Tickets available from www.ticketek.co.nz or 0800 842 538

Special guests to be announced

Licensed All Ages Show. Parental discretion and accompaniment

is strongly advised for children 15 years and under

 

Saturday, 3 December

Vector Arena, Auckland

Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.co.nz or 0800 111 999

Special guests to be announced

Licensed All Ages Show. Parental discretion and accompaniment

is strongly advised for children 15 years and under

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