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Ian Moss Celebrates Matchbook's 30th Anniv With a Tour This November Through To December

Monday 24 June 2019

Ian Moss Celebrates Matchbook's 30th Anniv With a Tour This November Through To December

Legendary guitarist and Cold Chisel co-founder Ian Moss is embarking on a national tour this November through to December to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of his debut album, 'Matchbook'. With his four-piece band in tow, he will launch the tour at Sydney's Enmore Theatre then will head his way to Wollongong's Anita's Theatre, Adelaide's Thebarton Theatre and Melbourne's Palais Theatre. Next stops include Canberra Theatre Centre, Newcastle City Hall and Brisbane's The Tivoli Theatre. The tour culminates at Perth's Crown Theatre.

"Like my loyal fan base, Matchbook has been very good to me and it has allowed me to travel and play music that has been embraced by fans all over Australia and abroad. And for that, I am very grateful." - Ian Moss

'Matchbook' was the perfect bookend to a decade that saw music change and the era of MTV begin. It spawned four iconic singles that would further establish Moss as one of the best songwriters of his generation: 'Tucker's Daughter' (#2 on the ARIA Singles Chart & #6 in New Zealand), 'Telephone Booth', 'Out Of The Fire' and 'Mr. Rain'.

The album hit the shelves 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. The record also earned several awards at the 1990 ARIA Music Awards.

Joining Mossy on all dates is Sydney's Mark Wilkinson. Mark's latest album, Blue Eyed Girls, has seen the former busker sell over 70,000 discs to date, landing at #1 on Australia's Independent Albums Chart. He's already supported the likes of Brian Wilson, Peter Frampton and Seal—now, it's Mossy's turn.

Meanwhile, special guest Lachlan Edward will join Moss and Mark on the Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle shows. This young indie singer-songwriter from Newcastle can count Kasey Chambers as one of his fans, thanks to early singles which have been embraced by triple j, including 'These Days' and 'Little Things' (the latter earning the #1 spot on triple j Unearthed's Roots Chart).

Grab your tickets and let Ian Moss take you back to 30 years ago as he plays 'Matchbook', live this November through to December!