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Jimmy Barnes 2018 Tour

Working Class Man: An Evening of Stories and Songs

Jimmy Barnes' highly anticipated new memoir 'Working Class Man" will be accompanied by a special national tour it was announced.

Tickets for all shows will go on sale at the same time that the second volume of his memoirs hits bookstores – 10.00am on Monday, 23 October - although members of Jimmy's mailing list will have access to pre-sale tickets from 2.00pm on Thursday, 19 October. Fans are strongly advised to ONLY buy tickets via the genuine links at www.jimmybarnes.com otherwise they risk getting ripped off by online scalpers.

 

Working Class Man: An Evening of Stories & Songs will be the sequel to the acclaimed and hugely successful live show Jimmy performed alongside his first bestselling memoir - 'Working Class Boy". Like that previous production, this new tour will see Jimmy telling his life story and singing stripped back versions of songs that have shaped his journey. However, unlike its predecessor, this live show - and book - will cover the Oz rock icon's entire adult life, revealing the successes and excesses of Australia's greatest rock 'n roll story.

In 'Working Class Boy", Jimmy revealed the previously untold details of a profoundly troubled childhood. That memoir - which he wrote entirely on his own - won the ABIA Award as the Best Biography of 2016. It was also the country's #1 selling non-fiction title last year with sales now topping 150,000 copies. The harrowing companion piece Working Class Boy: An Evening of Stories & Songs was performed over 40 Times in Australia and New Zealand and its staging at the Sydney Opera House won him both a Sydney Theatre Award and a Helpmann Award nomination.

The new Working Class Man live show and book - again both written by Jimmy - begin in 1974 as he leaves Adelaide in the back of an old bread truck with a then unknown rock group called Cold Chisel. They trace the legendary band's long climb to the top and their subsequent implosion. The story then picks up as Jimmy carves out a new solo career for himself. He becomes the country's biggest rock star before drugs and alcohol bring him to his knees and he eventually rebuilds his life thanks to the love of his wife and his family. It's a spellbinding and searingly honest reflection on success, fame and addiction.

Working Class Man: An Evening of Stories & Songs is presented by Triple M and MAX. The tour will also help promote the good work of Lifeline as Jimmy will be drawing further attention to the issues of addiction and mental health in both his new book and live show. As he says in the preface to "Working Class Man":

'In book one I faced the damage that a broken home and a broken heart can bring. In book two I face the impact that a childhood like mine can have on a man. Don't get me wrong. I'm not blaming anyone for any of this. We all do the best with what we have. But in book two the blame rests squarely on my shoulders, and until I work a lot of things out I carry a lot of baggage around with me ...

I have done a lot of great things. I have a beautiful family and wonderful friends. But there were many times, dark times, that I almost let it all slip through my fingers. In the end I asked for help. I used to think that if someone asked for help they were weak. But the toughest thing I ever did was reach out and ask for help. And that was when I started to heal."

To coincide with the soon-to-be bestselling book of the same name, Bloodlines/Mushroom will release a limited edition, commemorative version of one of the greatest Australian rock albums of all time, For The Working Class Man on 20 October 2017. This deluxe, double-disc package includes:

Disc 1 - CD
The original 1985 recordings totally re-mastered by Don Bartley, who undertook an exhaustive analogue process including the use of 1/2" tape to keep dynamics and clarity intact, maintain the punch of the original mixes and create some natural harmonics while still allowing for competitive levels.

Disc 2 - DVD
This 1984 performance from the legendary Playroom in Queensland captures the raw energy and musical potency of that period. It has never been commercially released.

The CD booklet has also been expanded to include previously unseen photos from the original shoot by Patrick Jones, exclusive liner notes and a track-by-track commentary from Jimmy recapturing the stories behind these classic songs. And all in a slipcase tying the album artwork directly to the cover of the book.

Jimmy's longtime friend and label owner, Michael Gudinski, said, 'I'm so proud of everything Jimmy has achieved, both solo and with Cold Chisel. He's had more number one albums than any other Australian artist. He's actually sold more albums solo than with Chisel, which is a remarkable stat. He's a two-time ARIA Hall of Famer. Hell, he's even a best-selling author. But Jimmy has never forgotten his working-class roots. The things he still values most are honesty, loyalty, friendship and family"

Working Class Man: An Evening of Stories & Songs

 

Friday, 16 March 2018
Anita's Theatre, Thirroul NSW 
Tickets available from Ticketmaster
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday, 17 March 2018
Canberra Theatre, Canberra ACT 
Tickets available from the venue
www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au | 02 6275 2700

Wednesday, 21 March 2018
Devonport Entertainment Centre, Devonport TAS 
Tickets available from the venue
www.decc.net.au | 03 6420 2900

Thursday, 22 March 2018
Country Club Showroom, Launceston 
Tickets available from Ticketmaster
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Friday, 23 March 2018
Country Club Showroom, Launceston TAS 
Tickets available from Ticketmaster
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday, 24 March 2018
Wrestpoint Entertainment Centre, Hobart TAS 
Tickets available from Ticketmaster
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Thursday, 5 April 2018
Parklands Resort & Conference Centre, Mudgee NSW 
Tickets available from the venue 
www.parklandsresort.com.au | 02 6372 4500

Friday, 6 April 2018
Civic Centre, Newcastle NSW 
Tickets available from Ticketek
www.ticketek.com.au | 132 849

Saturday, 7 April 2018
Bathurst Entertainment Centre, Bathurst NSW 
Tickets available from the venue
www.bmec.com.au | 02 6333 6161

Thursday, 12 April 2018
Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane Qld 
Tickets available from Ticketmaster
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Friday, 13 April 2018
Empire Theatre, Toowoomba QLD 
Tickets available from the venue
www.empiretheatre.com.au | 07 4698 9900

Saturday, 14 April 2018
The Star Theatre, Gold Coast QLD 
Tickets available from Ticketek
www.ticketek.com.au | 132 849

Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury WA 
Tickets available from the venue
www.bunburyentertainment.com | 08 9792 3111

Thursday, 19 April 2018
Perth Concert Hall, Perth WA 
Tickets available from Ticketmaster
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday, 21 April 2018
Keith Mitchell Theatre, Port Pirie SA 
Tickets available from the venue
www.countryarts.org.au | 08 8633 8500

Sunday, 22 April 2018
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide SA 
Tickets available from Ticketmaster
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Thursday, 26 April 2018
Frankston Arts Centre Theatre, Frankston VIC
Tickets available from the venue
www.thefac.com.au | 03 9784 1060

Friday, 27 April 2018
Costa Hall, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Geelong VIC 
Tickets available from the venue
www.gpac.org.au | 03 5225 1200

Saturday, 28 April 2018
The Palais Theatre, St Kilda VIC 
Tickets available from Ticketmaster
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday, 29 April 2018
Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo VIC 
Tickets available from GoTix
www.gotix.com.au | 03 5434 6100

Thursday, 3 May 2018
Centennial Hall, Sydney Town Hall, Sydney NSW 
Tickets available from Ticketmaster
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday, 20 May 2018
Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin NT
Tickets available from the venue
www.yourcentre.com.au | 08 8980 3333

Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Tank Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD 
Tickets available from Ticketlink
www.ticketlink.com.au | 1300 855 835

Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Tank Arts Centre, Cairns QLD 
Tickets available from Ticketlink
www.ticketlink.com.au | 1300 855 835

Friday, 25 May 2018
Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre, Townsville QLD 
Tickets available from the venue
www.tecc.net.au | 07 4771 4000

Saturday, 26 May 2018
Plenary Halls, Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre, Mackay QLD 
Tickets available from the venue
www.themecc.com.au | 07 4961 9777

Sunday, 27 May 2018
Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton QLD 
Tickets available from the venue
www.seeitlive.com.au | 07 4927 4111

Tuesday, 29 May 2018
Caloundra Events Centre, Caloundra QLD 
Tickets available from the venue
www.theeventscentre.com.au | 07 5491 4240

Wednesday, 30 May 2018
Saraton Theatre, Grafton NSW 
Tickets available from the venue
www.saraton.com | 02 6642 1633

New Zealand Dates

Tuesday, 8 May 2018 | Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
Thursday, 10 May 2018 | Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington
Friday, 11 May 2018 | Spark Arena, Auckland
Saturday, 12 May 2018 | Claudelands Arena, Hamilton

 

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