Jimmy Barnes – Working Class Boy

23 September 16

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”

Tickets for WORKING CLASS BOY: An Evening of Stories and Songs will go onsale to members of the General Public at 10.00am local times on Monday, 19 September although members of Jimmy’s mailing list will receive exclusive early access to a limited quantity of seats.

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.

Following the recent announce of dates for his first ever ‘spoken word’ tour of Australia, Jimmy Barnes has now added a further nine shows, which will see him ’ tour throughout New Zealand in February 2017.

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 nine stages across New Zealand, including special venues like the Civic Theatre in Auckland, Regent Theatre in Dunedin and the St James in Wellington.

 

This special live event will see Jimmy sharing stories from his troubled childhood and delinquent adolescence. It will also see him accompanied by his musical companions, delivering intimate performances, of some key songs drawn from his earliest years. This tour will be a treat with lots of storytelling providing a real insight into the events that shaped Jimmy’s life and his music.

See the live show, read the book’ 

WORKING CLASS BOY: An Evening of Stories and Songs

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

The Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts, Ballarat, Vic

Tickets available from the Venue | 03 5338 0980 and www.wcpa.com.au

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool, Vic

Tickets available from the Venue | 03 5559 4999 and www.lighthousetheatre.com.au

Friday, 18 November 2016

Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, Vic

Tickets available from the Venue | 03 5434 6100 | www.gotix.com.au

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Regent Theatre, Melbourne, Vic

Tickets available from Ticketmaster | 136 100 and www.ticketmaster.com.au

Sunday, 20 November 2016

West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul, Vic

Tickets available from the Venue | 03 5624 2456 and www.wgac.com.au

Friday, 25 November 2016

Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Tickets available from BASS | 131 246 and www.bass.net.au

Saturday, 26 November 2016

The Barossa Arts & Convention Centre, Barossa Valley, SA

Tickets available from Ticketmaster | 136 100 and www.ticketmaster.com.au

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane, Qld

Tickets available from Ticketmaster | 136 100 and www.ticketmaster.com.au

Friday, 2 December 2016

Jupiter’s Hotel & Casino, Gold Coast, Qld

Tickets available from Ticketek | 13 28 49 and www.ticketek.com.au

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Saraton Theatre, Grafton, NSW

Tickets available from the Venue | 02 6642 1633 and www.saraton.com

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Nowra, NSW

Tickets available from the Venue | 1300 788 503 and www.shoalhavenentertainment.com.au

Friday, 9 December 2016

Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW

Tickets available from Ticketmaster | 136 100 and www.ticketmaster.com.au

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Tickets available from the Venue | 02 9250 7777 and www.sydneyoperahouse.com

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT

Tickets available from the Venue | 02 6275 2700 and www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany, WA

Tickets available from the Venue | 08 9844 5005

and Ticketek | 13 28 49 and www.ticketek.com.au

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury, WA

Tickets available from the Venue | 1300 661 272 and www.bunburyentertainment.com

Friday, 16 December 2016

Perth       Concert Hall, Perth, WA

Tickets available from the Venue | 08 9231 9999 and www.perthconcerthall.com.au -and- Ticketmaster | 136 100 and www.ticketmaster.com.au

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton, WA

Tickets available from the Venue | 08 9956 6662 and www.queensparktheatre.com.au

New Zealand shows added!

Mon 6 Feb                 Civic Theatre | Invercargill                                    (All Ages)

ticketdirect.co.nz | Ph: 0800 224 224

Tue 7 Feb                  Regent Theatre | Dunedin                                    (All Ages)

ticketdirect.co.nz | Ph: 0800 224 224

Wed 8 Feb                 Isaac Theatre Royal | Christchurch                      (All Ages)

ticketek.co.nz | Ph: 0800 842 538

Sat 11 Feb                  St James Theatre | Wellington                             (All Ages)

ticketek.co.nz | Ph: 0800 842 538

Sun 12 Feb                Pettigrew Green Arena | Napier                           (All Ages)

ticketek.co.nz | Ph: 0800 842 538

Tue 14 Feb                TSB Showplace | New Plymouth                                      (All Ages)

ticketek.co.nz | Ph: 0800 111 999

Thu 16 Feb                ASB Baypark Arena | Tauranga                            (All Ages)

ticketmaster.co.nz | Ph: 0800 111 999

Fri 17 Feb                   Claudelands Arena | Hamilton                             (All Ages)

ticketek.co.nz | Ph: 0800 842 538

Sat 18 Feb                  Civic Theatre | Auckland                                      (All Ages)

ticketmaster.co.nz | Ph: 0800 111 999