Working Class Boy: An Evening of Stories and Songs – Jimmy Barnes

Jimmy Barnes will deliver an intimate performance blending stories from his troubled childhood and delinquent adolescence with some key songs drawn from his earliest years.

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.

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.

RUNNING TIMES:

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.

Jimmy Barnes Act 1: 8pm
Interval: approx. 8.50pm
Jimmy Barnes Act 2: approx. 9.10pm
Finish: approx. 9.50pm

 

Get in quick! VERY LIMITED TICKETS released for $99.90 only (restricted view), these tickets will go quickly – Book Now on (02) 4723 7600 or click on Buy Tickets link 

All tickets $119.90

(+ transaction fee of $4)

Tickets will be on sale Tue 31 Jan 10am

Subscribe to The Joan’s mailing list to receive pre-sale notification! (Sign up link is at the bottom of this page)

  • Friday, Mar 24 2017 8:00pm

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.

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.

RUNNING TIMES:

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.

Jimmy Barnes Act 1: 8pm
Interval: approx. 8.50pm
Jimmy Barnes Act 2: approx. 9.10pm
Finish: approx. 9.50pm

 

Get in quick! VERY LIMITED TICKETS released for $99.90 only (restricted view), these tickets will go quickly – Book Now on (02) 4723 7600 or click on Buy Tickets link 

All tickets $119.90

(+ transaction fee of $4)

Tickets will be on sale Tue 31 Jan 10am

Subscribe to The Joan’s mailing list to receive pre-sale notification! (Sign up link is at the bottom of this page)

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