Cold Chisel will release a brand new album in 2015.
Jimmy Barnes has confirmed that the band is already nine songs deep into the next record and that it will most likely be released in mid-2015.
“We started recording a new record with Kevin Shirley,” Jimmy tells Noise11.com. “He really knows how to work this band really well. He knows how to grab a performance fast. One of the things Cold Chisel is really good at is playing live and if we have to redo things over and over again, it starts to get staid. We don’t have to do that with Kevin”.
Cold Chisel record every moment they are together. “The minute we walk into rehearsal the red button is on and everything we do is recorded,” Jimmy says. “Sometimes its like when we are writing the songs that is the take we use. We’ve got a bunch of songs that are all great already. We are all writing. Don has written some crackers, some really beautiful melodies. Hopefully we will finish it in March after we do the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide and a couple of other shows around the place. That will be released mid-year”.
Jimmy will also record a new soul album for release in 2015 as well.
His current album is the brand new ’30:30 Hindsight’, out today. The album is a reworking of his classics with his family and friends.
Barnes hits the road this week for three months of touring for ’30:30 Hindsight’ and will also feature some complete album performances of ‘Freight Train Heart’, ‘Working Class Man’ and ‘Flesh and Wood’ during the tour.
October 1, Nowra, Entertainment Centre
October 3, Canberra, Theatre Centre
October 4, Deniliquin, Deni Ute Muster
October 10, Darwin, Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre
October 12, Townsville, Jupiters
October 17, Sydney, Enmore Theatre
October 18, Melbourne, Palais Theatre
October 22, Whyalla, Middleback Theare
October 23, Port Pirie, Northern Festival Centre
October 25, Adelaide, Adelaide Oval (with the Rolling Stones)
November 1, Mudgee, Robert Oakley Vineyards
November 8, Hunter Valley, Bimbadgen Winery
November 9, Mt Cotton, Sirromet Winery
November 14, Warrnambool, Lighthouse Theatre
November 15, Geelong, A Day On The Green
November 19, Bunbury, Regional Entertainment Centre
November 20, Albany, Entertainment Centre
November 22, Perth, Kings Park
December 6, Launceston, Josef Chromy Wines
December 10 and 11, Warrugul, West Gippsland Arts Centre
December 13, Nagambie, Mitchelton Wines
December 17, Renmark, Chaffey Theatre
December 20, Yarra Valley, Rochford Wines
This week on iHeartRadio Music News powered by Noise11.com, we talk to Jimmy Barnes and play eight songs from ’30:30 Hindsight’. Listen live here.