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The Barking Spiders have announced a rare headline show

Promotional image for The Barking Spiders

It’s an event that happens only once in a blood moon, with mysterious rockers The Barking Spiders getting back together for a one-off gig.

Cast your mind back to the ’70s for a moment, and you might recall frequent appearances of a pub rock outfit called The Barking Spiders.

As raucous as they were talented, the group made quite a splash on the live scene, appearing from time to time as mythical figures on the Aussie rock scene.

But just who were these mysterious rockers? Rumours abounded that they were in fact a classic outfit from Adelaide, a rumour compounded only by their appearance before shows by these South Aussie musicians, and the fact that their name adorned a live album by Cold Chisel back in 1984.

While these facts seemed pretty damning, both acts refused to comment, and The Barking Spiders took their leave from the Aussie rock scene in 1983, not appearing again until 2018, when they played a one-off show to a capacity crowd at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre.

Now, The Barking Spiders have once again emerged for a one-off show at Sydney’s Factory Theatre on December 28th. Famously described as “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma”, all the questions will hopefully be answered later this month.

With tickets on sale now, the mysterious band will also be joined by Sydney post-punk outfit, 100, who have signed binding NDA agreements, meaning they won’t be able to fill you in with any details about just who The Barking Spiders are either.

Of course, it does seem odd that this news comes out just one day before the release of Cold Chisel’s Blood Moon album (their first since 2015), and the fact that this one-off show takes place just days before Cold Chisel hit the road as part of their Blood Moon tour

Huh, must just be a huge coincidence, eh?

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

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The Barking Spiders

Supported by 100

Saturday, December 28th
The Factory Theatre, Marrickville, NSW
More info: Factory Theatre

Tickets on sale from 9am, Friday, December 6th through Ticketek

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 (Sold Out)
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

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

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 (Sold Out)
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

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