Jimmy Barnes | WORKING CLASS BOY: An Evening of Stories and Songs @ Her Majesty's Theatre

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(UPDATED) Friday, 4 November 2016: Jimmy Barnes has just announced a 2nd Launceston show has been added to his upcoming Working Class Boy: An Evening of Stories & Songs tour on Thursday, 2 February at the Country Club Showroom and tickets are on sale now.

The previously announced Launceston show on Saturday, 4 February has sold out as has the Regent Theatre show in Melbourne.

The "Stories & Songs" shows will bring Jimmy's #1 bestselling memoir, Working Class Boy, to life through a combination of spoken word performance and some music that relates to his life story.

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 for three weeks according to Bookscan and has been #1 on the non fiction chart for 6 weeks.

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UPDATED: Sept 30, 2016: 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.

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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 throughout November and December. 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. To join Jimmy’s mailing list go to www.jimmybarnes.com/.

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