Following Cold Chisel's huge tour announcement yesterday, the band have revealed details about imminent new music.
Speaking at a press conference held in Sydney's Hordern Pavilion, Jimmy Barnes has revealed "there will be an announcement about new music within the next month".
"Definitely there will be an album by Christmas," he shared.
If true, it will be the band's first studio album since 2015's The Perfect Crime which peaked at #2 on the ARIA charts.
"We started really communicating better as songwriters, so the rest of the band and I are gonna get together now and start writing and recording," Barnes said at the time.
"I think by the end of the year we could have a really great Cold Chisel record out. Everybody feels really confident."
If the album does come before Christmas, it will lead into the band's national headline run over the summer, with the first show kicking off on New Year's Eve.
They'll be stopping by Adelaide, Parramatta, Tamworth, Geelong, Fremantle, Busselton, Rutherglen, Yarra Valley, Hunter Valley, Wollongong, Canberra, Orange and Mount Cotton, with select shows as part of the popular A Day On The Green series.
The group's Parramatta concert will also be the first to occur at the new Bankwest Stadium.
"You've got to think about it, we've toured four times really since 1983," Barnes said when asked if this will be the last tour for the group.
"I couldn't see us getting around to doing this again... It's not really that likely that we'll be doing this again."
Fremantle Park, Fremantle
Barnard Park, Busselton
Glenelg Beach, Glenelg
All Saints Estate, Rutherglen
Rochford Wines, Coldstream
Mt Duneed Estate, Drysdale
Hope Estate Winery, Pokolbin
Scully Park, West Tamworth
Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta
Stuart Park, North Wollongong
Stage 88, Canberra
Heifer Station Wines, Orange
Sirromet Winery, Mount Cotton