Frontier Touring regretfully advises that due to the uncertainty of border restrictions around the current COVID outbreaks across Australia, Jimmy Barnes’ September Flesh And Blood Tour is cancelled and unable to be rescheduled.
Jimmy said, “My band, my crew and music fans around the country are all doing it really tough right now so these latest round of cancelled gigs will be yet another kick in the guts for them at a really bad time. Hopefully if we all do the right things and get vaccinated as soon as possible then we’ll be enjoying gigs together before too much longer.”
Ticketholders need take no action and will be contacted directly from the official original ticketing agency. Tickets purchased by credit or debit card will be automatically refunded in full to the card originally used for purchase. Patrons should allow approximately 20 working days for the refund to appear in their account.
Frontier Touring are excited to announce that Jimmy Barnes is set to hit the road in support of his forthcoming album Flesh And Blood. Touring theatres across Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sydney this July, the Flesh And Blood Tour will appropriately feature many members of Jimmy’s family. Over the last year hundreds of ‘at home’ performances by the Barnes clan attracted more than 100 million views on social media and helped inspire a slew of new songs as well.
“It’s great to be back playing live again”, says Jimmy. “It was good to get some downtime at home for a change but now we’re hungry to get back onstage together. If 2020 taught me anything it’s that Facebook and YouTube videos can be fun but they’re no substitute for a real gig.”
Flesh And Blood
will be released on July 2
and is the twentieth studio album by Jimmy Barnes. He has enjoyed twelve solo chart toppers plus five with Cold Chisel taking his career tally to a record setting total of seventeen #1 albums.Jimmy debuted the title track from Flesh And Blood
at the State Memorial for his close mate, Michael Gudinski: “Michael’s loss really hit us hard. Everything he did was about family one way or another which is probably why he liked that song (Flesh and Blood) so much. I’m dedicating this record to his memory.”
The ten songs on Flesh And Blood feature multiple contributions from Jimmy’s extended family. His son Jackie plays drums, his daughters Mahalia, Eliza-Jane and Elly-May all contribute vocals, as does Jackie and granddaughter, Tyra Harrison. His son-in-law, Ben Rodgers, engineered the album, played bass and collaborated with Jimmy’s nephew, renowned photographer Jesse Lizotte, on the album cover, plus he and Jane also duet together on the American classic Love Hurts.
“I realise lots of people have struggled badly during the last year but I’ve been able to stop and count my blessings”, Jimmy explains. “Jane and I have been married for four decades but I’ve basically always been on the road so this was literally the first time we’ve ever spent so many months at home. It made me realize how lucky I am to be surrounded by our big musical family. As you can tell from all those songs we posted online we really like to sing with each other, so making an album with lots of the people I love felt like a natural way to help us pass this time together.”
Appropriately the deluxe CD of the album will include a bonus DVD featuring ten of the most popular ‘at home performances’. Bearing the tongue in cheek title, The Jane Barnes Band’s Greatest Hits
, this limited version will be an additional souvenir of a year that won’t be forgotten in a hurry.Pre-sale tickets are available to jimmybarnes.com
subscribers or via frontiertouring.com/jimmybarnes
from Monday 3 May, 1pm AEST. Public on-sale is from Wednesday 5 May noon local time.
The Flesh And Blood album is released on July 2 through Bloodlines/Mushroom.
Friday 02 July Riverside Theatre | Perth, WA All Ages ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849
Friday 16 July Thebarton Theatre | Adelaide, SA All Ages ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100
Thursday 22 July Palais Theatre | Melbourne, VIC All Ages ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100
Sunday 25 July Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre | Gold Coast, QLD All Ages ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849
Wednesday 28 July Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre | Brisbane, QLD All Ages ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849
Friday 30 July State Theatre | Sydney, NSW All Ages ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100