New Zealand shows added to ‘Stories and Songs’ tour

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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 unique live theatrical production is a companion piece to the eagerly anticipated first volume of his memoirs – Working Class Boy, released by Harper Collins on Monday 19 September. 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.

“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 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’



Presented by Eccles Entertainment and The Sound

General public on sale from 12pm local time, Monday 3 October


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

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.

jimmybarnes.com | facebook.com/jimmybarnesofficial  

Twitter @JimmyBarnes | Instagram @jimmybarnesofficial

eccles.co.nz | facebook.com/brentecclesentertainment

For further MEDIA information contact your Mushroom Promotions rep:

New Zealand: 64 9 849 7707 or [email protected]

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