Jimmy Barnes coming to Bathurst for his new Working Class Man national tour

LEGEND: Jimmy Barnes has been booked to play at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre in April.
LEGEND: Jimmy Barnes has been booked to play at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre in April.

AUSTRALIAN rock legend Jimmy Barnes is coming to Bathurst next year as part of his new national tour, announced on Sunday.

Barnes is booked to play at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre on Saturday, April 7 in one of just two Central West shows planned for the tour.

The other will be at the Parklands Resort & Conference Centre in Mudgee on Thursday, April 5.

Working Class Man: An Evening of Stories & Songs is the sequel to the acclaimed live show Barnes toured following the release of his first bestselling memoir, Working Class Boy, in 2016.

This new tour will follow the release of part two of the memoir, titled Working Class Man, on Monday, October 23.

In Working Class Boy, Barnes revealed the previously untold details of a profoundly troubled childhood. That memoir won the ABIA Award as the Best Biography of 2016 and was also the country’s number one selling non-fiction title last year with sales now topping 150,000 copies.

Working Class Man begins in 1974 as Barnes leaves Adelaide in the back of an old bread truck with a then unknown rock group called Cold Chisel. 

The new show will see Barnes telling his life story and singing stripped back versions of songs that have shaped his journey.

Working Class Man: An Evening of Stories & Songs is presented by Triple M and MAX.

The tour will also help promote the work of Lifeline as Barnes will be drawing further attention to the issues of addiction and mental health.

Tickets for the Working Class Man: An Evening of Stories & Songs tour go on sale on Monday, October 23 at 10am.

Go to www.jimmybarnes.com or www.bmec.com.au.