Jimmy Barnes is the heart and the soul of Australian rock & roll. His nickname, “Barnesy”, conjures up thoughts of rock music at an ear-splitting volume. Jimmy has been through it all. He has sold more records in Australia than any other local rock & roll artist. For over 40 years he has delivered some of the most intense and iconic live performances. He is truly in a league of his own. 

Even throughout COVID and all the restrictions placed around the live entertainment industry, Jimmy is set to perform a collection of rare up close and personal acoustic sets live from Newcastle at Lizotte’s Live n Cookin’ restaurant. 

Due to popular demand the shows are officially sold out. However, don’t despair, we have you covered! The shows will be streamed live on September 30 and October 1 allowing fans right around Australia to rock out from your very own living room!  

So what are you waiting for? Secure your online tickets today and join Jimmy for one of the more intimate and personal concerts performed to date.  

A Rare Up Close and Personal Acoustic Evening with Jimmy Barnes WED 30th SEPT 8.30 pm: 

A Rare Up Close and Personal Acoustic Evening with Jimmy Barnes THURS 1st OCT 8.30 pm

From writing best sellers to releasing new albums and conversing with some of the best talent the music industry has to offer, check out what Jimmy has been up to recently. 

In 2016, Jimmy’s self-penned childhood memoir, Working Class Boywas a #1 bestseller and won the Australian Book Industry Award (ABIA). His 2017 sequel, Working Class Manalso topped the charts and won the ABIA making him the first person to ever win “Biography Of The Year” twice. The two books have sold over 500,000 copies so far making them the most successful biographical series in local publishing history. His Stories & Songs live production based on these memoirs sold out over 100 shows.   

Jimmy released his 17th album, My Criminal Record, in 2019, picking up on many of the themes in his books and was his first new, original release in almost decade. It was Barnes, by his own estimation, still revealing himself. “There’s a lot of stuff I don’t know about me yet,” he says.  

My Criminal Record secured him a staggering seventeenth #1 album debuting at the top of the ARIA Album Charts – five with Cold Chisel and now twelve in his own right – Jimmy has had more number ones in Australia than any other artist in ARIA Chart history, surpassing Madonna and U2’s eleven chart toppers, and more than The Beatles. Outstanding contributions also come from close friends Troy Cassar-Daley, Mark Lizotte (aka Diesel) and The Living End’s Chris Cheney, as well as Benjamin Rodgers, Harley Webster and Jade MacRae 

Jimmy is about to release his third book, Killing Time, which is a selection of short stories from the long way home, and launch his very first podcast, Story Time with Jimmy Barnes, on Sunday 13 September. 


Want more of Jimmy Barnes? The Sound of Vinyl Australia have just released an exclusive Cold Chisel vinyl and merchandise bundle you can check it out here.