Slowing down is clearly not in Jimmy Barnes' DNA – and his new album and 2021 Australian tour is proof that he has no plan to anytime soon.
In celebration of his forthcoming album Flesh and Bone, Jimmy Barnes has announced a run of Australian tour dates, taking him to theatres around the country this July.
Over the last year, hundreds of ‘at home’ performances by the Barnes clan attracted more than 100 million views on social media, so it’s fitting that his tour will see many members of Barnes’ family joining him on stage.
Jimmy Barnes 2021 Australian Tour
Marking studio album number 20 for Barnes, Flesh and Blood lands this July. Its ten tracks feature multiple contributions from his 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.
It truly is a family affair.
I realise lots of people have struggled badly during the last year but I’ve been able to stop and count my blessings. 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.Jimmy Barnes
Barnes has scored 12 solo chart toppers plus five with Cold Chisel, taking his career tally to a record setting total of 17 #1 albums.
Jimmy Barnes will take his new album Flesh and Blood around Australia this July. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.com.au.