Cold Chisel have invited thousands of New South Wales Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteers to their upcoming Sydney concert at Bankwest Stadium.
The Australian rock legends are currently touring the country in support of their new album ‘Blood Moon’, and are expected to stage the first-ever concert at Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta on January 24.
In a statement on their website, Cold Chisel announced that they’ve partnered with Venues NSW to donate more than 2,500 tickets to the RFS volunteers and their families to their show next Saturday.
“We’ve been really moved by the sacrifices that these courageous volunteers have made in this desperate time,” frontman Jimmy Barnes said. “We’re excited to have them join us for this great night of rock & roll – and to raise our voices and say ‘thank you’.”
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Legendary Australian rock bands Cold Chisel and Hoodoo Gurus will play to a full house at the first ever concert at Bankwest Stadium, with the crowd including thousands of Rural Fire Service volunteers and their families who will be honoured guests at the venue. Minister for Sport and Member for Parramatta the Hon. Dr Geoff Lee, MP, has announced that Venues NSW, which owns the Stadium on behalf of the NSW Government, has donated more than 2500 tickets to volunteers as a “thank you” for their extraordinary service and sacrifice during the current bushfire crisis. As part of their first ever outdoor summer tour, Cold Chisel will be joined at Bankwest Stadium on Friday 24 January by Hoodoo Gurus, Birds of Tokyo and Busby Marou. Cold Chisel frontman Jimmy Barnes said the band was looking forward to seeing RFS bravehearts at the concert. “We’ve been really moved by the sacrifices that these courageous volunteers have made in this desperate time,” says frontman Jimmy Barnes. “We’re excited to have them join us for this great night of rock & roll – and to raise our voices and say ‘thank you’.” To read the full statement head to coldchisel.com or our Facebook page.
Cold Chisel will perform at Bankwest alongside fellow Aussies Hoodoo Gurus, Birds Of Tokyo and Busby Marou. “The ongoing bushfire emergency has made this a very hard, grim summer for so many Australians, and especially the RFS volunteers,” Hoodoo Gurus’ Dave Faulkner said. “In our own small way, we’d like to honour them for the sacrifices they have made on all our behalf.” Read the full statement from Cold Chisel and co. here.
Cold Chisel are also selling newly designed merchandise inspired by local firies at their upcoming tour stops. All profits from the merch sales will go towards the RFS. See the design below, and click here for their remaining tour dates.
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We've been working closely with the NSW Rural Fire Service Association to design this fantastic T-shirt that will be on-sale at all of the remaining Cold Chisel shows. Everyone is giving up all fees and royalties and all proceeds are going to the NSW RFS. Get one at the shows! Photo 1: front Photo 2: back