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UNIQUE ‘STORIES & SONGS’ TOUR ANNOUNCED BASED ON SELF-PENNED CHILDHOOD MEMOIR WORKING CLASS BOY
It's a week of firsts for Jimmy Barnes. Not only is the Oz-rock icon releasing his first ever book, but he’s also announcing his first ever ‘spoken word’ tour.
WORKING CLASS BOY: An Evening of Stories and Songs will see Jimmy leaving behind the arenas and rock gigs where he’s blazed a trail for decades. Instead he will now be telling his life story for the first time on theatre stages across Australia, including special venues like the Sydney Opera House (Concert Hall), Brisbane City Hall and the Regent Theatre in Melbourne.
This unique live event will see Jimmy sharing stories from his troubled childhood and delinquent adolescence. It will also see him delivering intimate musical performances of some key songs drawn from his earliest years. For those who have previously enjoyed his Flesh & Wood acoustic gigs, this tour will be a treat with lots more storytelling providing a real insight into the events that shaped Jimmy's life and his music.
“Just like the book, this live show will tell the story of an imperfect childhood that has led to me becoming an imperfect adult”, explains Jimmy. "I spent most of my life running from my childhood and now it seems like my time to face it. So this is the story of a lifetime spent running away. Running from fear. Running from shame but at the same time running from hope. I’m not running anymore"
This unique live theatrical production is a companion piece to the eagerly anticipated first volume of his memoirs - Working Class Boy. The book was written entirely by Jimmy Barnes. It tells the raw and confronting story of fleeing the poverty of Scotland only to endure violence and abuse as an immigrant in the suburbs of Adelaide. The book explains what drove Jimmy to ultimately escape everything via rock’n’roll and its associated lifestyle. Fittingly, the childhood memoir ends with an 18 year old Jimmy and the fellow members of his new band, Cold Chisel, fleeing South Australia in the back of a truck full of musical equipment.
Please note that in keeping with the nature of this production, the show will be staged over two acts with a short interval. There will be no support band so Jimmy will be onstage from the advertised starting time at all shows.
Tue 15 Nov – The Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts, Ballarat VIC
Thu 17 Nov – Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool VIC
Fri 18 Nov – Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo VIC
Sat 19 Nov – Regent Theatre, Melbourne VIC
Sun 20 Nov – West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul VIC
Fri 25 Nov – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide SA
Sat 26 Nov – Barossa Arts & Convention Centre, Barossa Valley SA
Thu 1 Dec – Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane QLD
Fri 2 Dec – Jupiters Hotel & Casino, Gold Coast QLD
Sat 3 Dec – Saraton Theatre, Grafton NSW
Tue 6 Dec – Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra ACT
Thu 8 Dec – Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Nowra NSW
Fri 9 Dec – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul NSW
Sat 10 Dec – Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW
Sun 11 Dec – Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra ACT
Wed 14 Dec – Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany WA
Thu 15 Dec – Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury WA
Fri 16 Dec – Perth Concert Hall, Perth WA
Sat 17 Dec – Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton WA
Thu 2 Feb – Country Club Showroom, Launceston TAS
Fri 3 Feb – Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, Hobart TAS
Sat 4 Feb – Country Club Showroom, Launceston TAS
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