Jimmy Barnes has today announced his biggest headlining tour of this century – Shutting Down Your Town – playing all his classic hits plus highlights from his acclaimed new album, My Criminal Record, released Friday, 31 May 2019 on Bloodlines.
The Shutting Down Your Town Tour will see Jimmy and his band heading across Australia and New Zealand in September, October and November with tickets to all shows going on sale to the General Public on Friday, 31 May. Members of Jimmy’s mailing list will get pre-sale access from Wednesday, 29 May. And for those who want to be guaranteed that they don’t miss out, a special limited edition deluxe package of his new album unveiled online today comes with a guaranteed A Reserve ticket to one of the shows marked with an “*” below, and an exclusive t-shirt (click here for more info).
This tour will be Jimmy’s first headlining gig at Sydney’s iconic Hordern Pavilion since the late 1980’s and his first ever headlining appearance at Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena and Brisbane’s Riverstage. Special guests for most of these big shows will be Melbourne rockers JET and Jimmy will be joined on other dates by Freo’s finest, ESKIMO JOE (see show details below).
Barnesy’ is the heart and soul of Australian rock & roll. Over recent years his bestselling memoirs “Working Class Boy” and “Working Class Man”, and their accompanying sold-out theatre tours, have struck a deep chord across his homeland. Now it’s time to finally return to what he loves most – electrifying audiences with one of the greatest catalogues in the history of Oz rock with the Shutting Down Your Town Tour featuring Cold Chisel anthems, solo classics like Working Class Man and Ain’t No Second Prize plus his current radio hit, Shutting Down Our Town.
2019 finds Jimmy Barnes older, smarter, healthier, and for his new album My Criminal Record, he has distilled and expanded upon his two best-selling memoirs to create 13 pieces of burning, heartland rock & roll. It will resonate with anyone who has ever found themselves standing on the outside, looking in.
And you won’t find a better example of the newfound subtlety and strength in Jimmy’s voice than the current single, Shutting Down Our Town, which was written by Troy Cassar-Daley especially for Barnes, after Troy finished reading “Working Class Boy”. Troy will also be appearing as Jimmy’s special guest at the Tullamore show.
“It’s been ten years since I made an original rock record and I can’t wait to get out there and play these songs, along with all the old favourites, to a live audience. It’s going to be great!”, Jimmy said.
Tickets to the Shutting Down Your Town Tour go on sale to the general public at 9.00am local times on Friday, 31 May 2019.
SHUTTING DOWN YOUR TOWN TOUR DATES
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 * Mackay Entertainment Centre, Mackay Qld Tickets available from the venue – 07 4961 9777 or themecc.com.au
Friday, 20 September 2019 * Townsville Entertainment Centre, Townsville Qld Special Guest: Eskimo Joe Tickets available from the venue – 07 4771 4000 or tecc.net.au
Saturday, 21 September 2019 * Munro Martin Parklands, Cairns Qld Special Guest: Eskimo Joe Tickets available from Ticketlink – 1300 855 835 or ticketlink.com.au
Wednesday, 25 September 2019 Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin NZ Tickets available from Ticketmaster – 0800 111 999 or ticketmaster.co.nz
Thursday, 26 September 2019 Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch NZ
Tickets available from Ticketek – 0800 842 538 or ticketek.co.nz
Saturday, 28 September 2019 Spark Arena, Auckland NZ Tickets available from Ticketmaster – 0800 111 999 or ticketmaster.co.nz
Thursday, 3 October 2019 * WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong NSW Special Guest: Jet Tickets available from Ticketmaster – 136 100 or ticketmaster.com.au
Saturday, 5 October 2019 * Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW Special Guest: Jet Tickets available from Ticketek – 132 849 or ticketek.com.au
Saturday, 12 October 2019 * Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Vic Special Guest: Jet Tickets available from Ticketek – 132 849 or ticketek.com.au
Sunday, 13 October 2019 * Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide SA Special Guest: Jet Tickets available from Ticketek – 132 849 or ticketek.com.au
Thursday, 17 October 2019 * Empire Theatre, Toowoomba Qld Tickets available from the venue – 1300 655 299 or empiretheatre.com.au
Saturday, 19 October 2019 * Riverstage, Brisbane Qld Special Guests: Jet and Eskimo Joe Tickets available from Ticketmaster – 136 100 or ticketmaster.com.au
Sunday, 20 October 2019 * Home of the Arts, Gold Coast Qld Special Guest: Jet Tickets available from the venue – 07 5588 4000 or hota.com.au
Friday, 25 October 2019 * Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle NSW Special Guest: Jet Tickets available from Ticketek – 132 849 or ticketek.com.au
Saturday, 26 October 2019 Park Beach Reserve, Coffs Harbour NSW Special Guests: Jet and Eskimo Joe Tickets available from Ticketmaster – 136 100 or ticketmaster.com.au
Thursday, 31 October 2019 * Theatre Royal, Canberra ACT Special Guest: Eskimo Joe Tickets available from Ticketek – 132 849 or ticketek.com.au
Saturday, 2 November 2019 Pola Park, Tullamore NSW Special Guest: Troy Cassar-Daley Tickets available from 123tix – 1300 001 238 or 123tix.com.au