Aussie music fans may have noticed that one name has been sadly absent from the live music scene for well over three decades now – The Barking Spiders. Thankfully, we’re gearing up to see a return from this famously mysterious band thanks to Aussie music legends Cold Chisel.
Back in the ’70s and ’80s, if you ever came across a concert poster advertising a gig by a band by the name of The Barking Spiders, you were in for a treat, namely due to the fact that this was actually just Cold Chisel in disguise. In fact, the group used to use this name as a pseudonym for their warm-up shows so often that in 1984, as they were breaking up, they released an album full of songs recorded under this name one year earlier.
However, since 1983, The Barking Spiders have been rather absent from the live stages. In fact, with Cold Chisel only returning back in 2009, it’s somewhat understandable, but now the band have announced the reemergence of their old band, with a lone show scheduled for Sydney later this month.
Announced today, Cold Chisel are set to dust off their old moniker for a one-off show at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Wednesday, February 28th.
— Cold Chisel (@coldchisel) February 3, 2018
The Barking Spiders will play their first public gig in 35 years at the Enmore Theatre on Wed Feb 28. Members can purchase tickets via Ticketek at 10am this Wed – you will receive an email & password tomorrow. General public go onsale via Ticketek 10am this Thurs. pic.twitter.com/gyim7QtjJr
— Cold Chisel (@coldchisel) February 4, 2018
Supported by The Dead Love, the gig is set to be a classic warm-up show for the band, ahead of their hometown appearance at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide after-race concert on March 2nd, which also features other huge South Aussie names including Kasey Chambers and the inimitable Bad//Dreems.
If you’re keen to catch a bit of old-school Cold Chisel concert vibes, then be sure to snag your ticket when they go on sale this Thursday. While we can’t promise that they’ll play all your requests, we’re sure it’s going to be one of the sweatiest rock shows you’ll see this year.
Check out Cold Chisel’s ‘No Sense’:
Cold Chisel aka The Barking Spiders 2018
With special guests The Dead Love
Wednesday, February 28th
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Tickets on sale 10am Thursday, 8th February