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Jimmy Barnes Notches Up Another #1 and “Stories and Songs” Shows Added

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Jimmy Barnes Notches Up Another #1 – as an Author!

New “Stories & Songs” shows in Hobart, Launceston and Canberra

New Zealand shows also announced

Tickets selling fast!

#WorkingClassBoy

After a record breaking fifteen #1 albums, Jimmy Barnes can now also say he’s a chart topping author. His acclaimed childhood memoir “Working Class Boy” was officially Australia’s top selling book last week according to Bookscan. In fact, its debut was the biggest for this sort of title in over five years. In New Zealand, the autobiography was the #1 international non-fiction release.

Jimmy’s special live show based on the book is also striking a strong chord on both sides of the Tasman. Working Class Boy: An Evening of Stories & Songs will see Jimmy bringing his autobiography to life on theatre stages across Australasia through a combination of spoken word performance and some music that relates to his life story.

The Canberra show of this unique tour is now totally sold out with a second and final date at the Canberra Theatre Centre being added on Tuesday, 6 December. Two dates have also been added in Tasmania with shows at Wrest Point Entertainment Centre on Friday, 3 February and the Country Club Showroom in Launceston on Saturday, 4 February.  Tickets are on sale now for Canberra and from 10.00am on Friday, 6 October for the Tasmanian shows.

Tickets for all remaining dates are selling fast and fans are reminded to follow the ticket links here so as to avoid ticket reselling sites which typically sell tickets at much higher prices.

Both the live show and the book are obviously the most personal projects I’ve ever done”, says Jimmy. “It’s amazing to see the way people have responded to the exact things that I’ve spent a lifetime trying to hide. I’m very grateful that the book and this tour are striking such a chord. Hopefully it might help other people who’ve been through similar things to share their stories too.”

Jimmy has spent this week doing book signings and other retailer events across Australia. These will continue for another fortnight before he goes into rehearsals for the “Stories & Songs” tour. For information about all these book events and the subsequent tour dates please click here www.jimmybarnes.com/tour-dates/

In the meantime, Jimmy has leant his voice to two worthy causes – the Luke Batty Foundation who work to raise awareness about all forms of domestic violence and a new, national television campaign for The Song Room, a national not for profit organisation, aimed at driving funds to buy musical instruments for underprivileged kids.  Three out of four children in Australia do not have access to specialist music education at school and The Song Room provides face to face, long-term music and arts-based programs for children in disadvantaged and high need communities. The Song Room also provides innovative, curriculum-aligned online arts education to over 75% of Australian schools through the free ARTS:LIVE platform.

Jimmy BarnesWORKING CLASS BOY: An Evening of Stories and Songs

NEW SHOWS

Tuesday, 6 December 2016
Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT
Tickets available now from the Venue | 02 6275 2700 and www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Friday, 3 February 2017
Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, Hobart, Tas
Tickets available at 10.00am, Friday 6 October
from www.tixtas.com.au and
1300 795 257

Saturday, 4 February 2017
Country Club Showroom, Launceston, Tas
Tickets available at 10.00am, Friday 6 October
from www.tixtas.com.au and
1300 795 257

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED SHOWS

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
* SOLD OUT *

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 DATES

Monday, 6 February 2017 – Civic Theatre | Invercargill
Tuesday, 7 February 2017 – Regent Theatre | Dunedin
Wednesday, 8 February 2017 – Isaac Theatre Royal | Christchurch
Saturday, 11 February 2017 – St James Theatre | Wellington
Sunday, 12 February 2017 – Pettigrew Green Arena | Napier
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 – TSB Showplace | New Plymouth
Thursday, 16 February 2017 – ASB Baypark Arena | Tauranga
Friday, 17 February 2017 – Claudelands Arena | Hamilton
Saturday, 18 February 2017 – Civic Theatre | Auckland

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.

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