The boys are well and truly back, with Cold Chisel today releasing ‘Getting The Band Back Together’, the first single from their upcoming album, Blood Moon.

Earlier this month, Aussie music legends Cold Chisel announced that they would be hitting the road later this year for a series of shows that frontman Jimmy Barnes labelled “bigger, better, brighter and faster than anything else out there.”

With that sort of promise, fans were undoubtedly eager to catch the band live, and once a slew of Aussie music icons were announced as supports for this tour, the whole thing just got better by the second.

However, for long-time fans of the group, the most exciting part of this announcement was the news that the group might indeed have a new single and album on the way.

Having posted photos earlier this year that saw them claim they were “putting the band back together”, Barnes added fuel to this fire of intrigue by noting the band might have a new album by Christmas.

After formally announcing the release of the new record just last week, we’ve today received the first single, with Cold Chisel sharing ‘Getting The Band Back Together’ earlier today.

Check out ‘Getting The Band Back Together’ by Cold Chisel:

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Written by songwriter Don Walker and produced by Kevin Shirley, the track is a tongue-planted-firmly-in-cheek take on the concept of a band reuniting for some gigs, such as the band will do early next year.

“‘Getting The Band Back Together’ seemed like the right sentiment to accompany the tour but the album itself has a lot of songs that are darker than that, and a few quieter ones too,’ explained Don Walker.

“It’s great to still be making new music and finding new ways to do it after all these years.”

The new track is also accompanied by a clip directed longtime videographer, Robert Hambling, and serves as the first single from Blood Moon, which will be formally released on December 6th.

Available for pre-order and pre-save from November 1st, the new record will be released on a bunch of different formats, including Deluxe CD (with bonus DVD), standard CD, Blood Moon-coloured vinyl, an extremely limited cassette, and all digital formats

The first 100 cassettes pre-ordered on the band’s online store will be individually numbered and all proceeds from the sale of these will go to Foodbank to assist them in providing food for 815,000 Australians each month.

Check out the album’s artwork and tracklist below, and be sure to read on for all the details about the band’s upcoming Blood Moon tour, which serves as their first ever summer outdoor tour.

Check out Cold Chisel’s Blood Moon:

Image of the artwork for Cold Chisel's 'Blood Moon'

1. ‘Getting The Band Back Together’
2. ‘Land Of Hope’
3. ‘Drive’
4. ‘Killing Time’
5. ‘I Hit The Wall’
6. ‘Boundary Street’
7. ‘Buried Treasure’
8. ‘Accident Prone’
9. ‘Someday’
10. ‘You Are So Beautiful’

Cold Chisel – Blood Moon Tour 2020

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Fremantle Park, Fremantle, WA
‘Best Of The West’
(With Birds of Tokyo, Jebediah, Gyroscope, Carla Geneve, and The Southern River Band)
Presented by By The C, Mix 94.5 and MAX
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
Barnard Park, Busselton, WA
‘Best Of The West’
(With Birds Of Tokyo, Jebediah, Gyroscope, Carla Geneve, and The Southern River Band)
Presented by By The C, Triple M and MAX
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Saturday, January 4th 2020
Glenelg Beach, Adelaide, SA
(With Paul Kelly, The Teskey Brothers, The Detonators and Tim Prestwich Band)
Presented by By The C, Triple M and MAX
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
All Saints Estate, Rutherglen, VIC
A Day On The Green
(With Birds Of Tokyo and Magic Dirt)
Presented by Roundhouse Entertainment, Triple M and MAX
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Friday, January 10th 2020
Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley, VIC
A Day On The Green
(With Birds Of Tokyo, Magic Dirt and The Detonators)
Presented by Roundhouse Entertainment, Triple M and MAX
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Saturday, January 11th, 2020 (Sold Out)
Mt Duneed Estate, Geelong, VIC
A Day On The Green
(With Paul Kelly, Birds Of Tokyo and Magic Dirt)
Presented by Roundhouse Entertainment, Triple M, Bay FM and MAX
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Saturday, January 18th 2020
Hope Estate, Hunter Valley, NSW
With Birds Of Tokyo and Busby Marou)
Presented by Triple M and MAX
Tickets: Ticketek

Sunday, January 19th 2020
Scully Park, Tamworth, NSW
‘The Biggest Music Event Tamworth Has Ever Seen’
(With Paul Kelly, Kasey Chambers, Troy Cassar-Daley and Charlie Collins)
Presented by Zaccaria Concerts, 92.9 and MAX
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Friday, January 24th 2020
Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta, Sydney, NSW
(With Hoodoo Gurus, Birds of Tokyo and Busby Marou)
Presented by Triple M and MAX
Tickets: Ticketek

Saturday, January 25th, 2020
Stuart Park, Wollongong, NSW
(With Birds Of Tokyo, Magic Dirt, Busby Marou and 19Twenty)
Presented by By The C, Wave FM and MAX
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Thursday, January 30th, 2020
Stage 88, Canberra, ACT
(With Paul Kelly and Magic Dirt)
Presented by Zaccaria Concerts, Mix 106.3 and MAX
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Saturday, February 1st, 2020
Heifer Station Wines, Orange, NSW
A Day On The Green
(With Birds Of Tokyo and Magic Dirt)
Presented by Roundhouse Entertainment, Triple M and MAX
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
Wharepai Domain Tauranga, NZ
(With special guests The Mutton Birds and The Bads and introducing Sit Down In Front)
Presented by Eccles Entertainment and The Rock (with support from The Sound)
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Saturday, February 8th, 2020 (Sold Out)
Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton, QLD
A Day On The Green
(With Birds Of Tokyo and Magic Dirt)
Presented by Roundhouse Entertainment, Triple M, Gold 92.5 and MAX

Sunday, February 9th, 2020 (New Show)
Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton, QLD
A Day On The Green
(With Birds Of Tokyo and Magic Dirt)
Presented by Roundhouse Entertainment, Triple M, Gold 92.5 and MAX
Tickets: Ticketmaster