Go to Ian Moss: Matchbook 30th Anniversary Tour

Friday 22 November 2019 8pm

1989. Bob Hawke is still Prime Minister, Canberra and Hawthorn are NRL and VFL Premiers, the Berlin Wall came down and Bart Simpson became a TV superstar. Tim Burton’s Batman was released and the 14th Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.  It was also the year acclaimed Cold Chisel co-founder and guitarist Ian Moss stepped out front and centre, to release what would become a milestone Australian album - Matchbook. The album was released on August 1, 1989 and peaked at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. It remained in the Top 10 for an amazing 14 weeks, shipping more than 200,000 copies in the first 12 months alone. Six of the album’s 10 songs – including Tucker’s Daughter – were written by Cold Chisel bandmate Don Walker; two were co-written by Moss and Walker; and one co-written by Moss, Walker and Cold Chisel drummer, Steve Prestwich. At the ARIA Music Awards in 1990, Matchbook won Album of the Year, Best Male Artist and Breakthrough Artist – Album. At the same ceremony Moss won Breakthrough Artist – Single and Song of the Year (shared with Don Walker) for Tucker's Daughter, as well as being nominated for Single of the Year. Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of his iconic debut, Mossy and his four-piece band will hit the road in November and December 2019 for a national six-week run which will see the globally respected songwriter and legendary guitarist performing iconic tracks from Matchbook plus more fan favourites. Please be aware, due to the nature of this show, some patrons may stand during the performance.

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Synopsis

Friday 22 November 2019
8pm

1989. Bob Hawke is still Prime Minister, Canberra and Hawthorn are NRL and VFL Premiers, the Berlin Wall came down and Bart Simpson became a TV superstar. Tim Burton’s Batman was released and the 14th Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.  It was also the year acclaimed Cold Chisel co-founder and guitarist Ian Moss stepped out front and centre, to release what would become a milestone Australian album – Matchbook.

The album was released on August 1, 1989 and peaked at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. It remained in the Top 10 for an amazing 14 weeks, shipping more than 200,000 copies in the first 12 months alone.

Six of the album’s 10 songs – including Tucker’s Daughter – were written by Cold Chisel bandmate Don Walker; two were co-written by Moss and Walker; and one co-written by Moss, Walker and Cold Chisel drummer, Steve Prestwich.

At the ARIA Music Awards in 1990, Matchbook won Album of the Year, Best Male Artist and Breakthrough Artist – Album. At the same ceremony Moss won Breakthrough Artist – Single and Song of the Year (shared with Don Walker) for Tucker’s Daughter, as well as being nominated for Single of the Year.

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of his iconic debut, Mossy and his four-piece band will hit the road in November and December 2019 for a national six-week run which will see the globally respected songwriter and legendary guitarist performing iconic tracks from Matchbook plus more fan favourites.

Please be aware, due to the nature of this show, some patrons may stand during the performance.

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Frontier Touring & Triple M

CATEGORY:
Popular Music

DURATION:
135 minutes, including interval.

WARNINGS:
This performance contains strobe lighting, fog and haze effects. Please be aware, due to the nature of this show, some patrons may stand during the performance.

SUPPORT ACT:
Mark Wilkinson.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is suitable for children.

VENUE:
Canberra Theatre
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