Ever the working class man, national treasure Jimmy Barnes is getting ready to strap on the ol’ timber n’ steel six-string and embark on a marathon national acoustic tour, under the banner of Flesh And Wood.
The title refers to Barnesy’s 1993 unplugged album, which features a number of his solo and Cold Chisel-era hits, as well as some well-known covers, and duets with legendary Aussie artists, from Diesel to Tommy Emmanuel, and internationals like the late, great Joe Cocker.
This year’s Flesh and Wood Acoustic Tour will see the pub rock hero play a behemoth 2-hour set, backed by a nine-piece band, performing songs from across the Flesh and Wood album as well as some of his biggest hits.
Barnesy’s latest record, 30:30 Hindsight, debuted at No. 1 on the ARIA Album Chart, becoming his 10th solo disc to claim the top spot, and was followed up by a number of sell-out shows as part of a national album tour. Unfortunately, the singer had to cancel a few shows last year due to health issues, but he’s keeping his focus firmly on the positives.
“Last year’s regional Flesh and Wood shows on the 30:30 tour were almost as much fun as recording the album in the first place,” the veteran rocker said. “It had been a long time since I’d sung a lot of the tracks and it was great to perform them all again acoustically as they were on the album.
“The show is broken up into two parts so I’ll get the chance to tell some stories as well as sing all these great songs with the band and an added string section when we take the show around the country in July.”
Barnesy’s Flesh and Wood Acoustic Tour 2015 kicks off on Friday, 3rd July in Brisbane, and passes through Toowoomba, Perth, Adelaide and Sydney before wrapping up in Melbourne. Tickets go on sale from 10:00am local time on Friday, 24th April, and be warned – these will be the only dates announced for this tour. Details below.
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Flesh and Wood Acoustic Tour 2015 Dates
Friday, 3rd July
Concert Hall, QPAC, Brisbane
Saturday, 4th July
Empire Theatre, Toowoomba
Tickets: Empire Theatre
Friday, 10th July
Crown Theatre, Perth
Saturday, 11th July
Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre, Adelaide
Friday, 17th July
State Theatre, Sydney
Saturday, 18th July
Palais Theatre, Melbourne