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Jimmy Barnes Breaks ARIA Chart Record With 16th #1 Album, ‘My Criminal Record’

Written by Sosefina Fuamoli on June 10, 2019

With his latest album, My Criminal Record, continuing to reap the praise of critics and fans around the country, Jimmy Barnes has a lot to be happy about with this release.

Most notably, perhaps, My Criminal Record has unlocked a new level of achievement for Barnes, climbing to the top of the ARIA Album Charts over the weekend, breaking an industry record. With this, Barnes’ sixteenth #1 album, the Aussie legend has beaten the likes of U2 and Madonna for the most #1 records held on the ARIA Albums Chart. Both U2 and Madonna previously held the joint record of 11 Australian #1’s apiece, but now that mantle has been handed over, well and truly.

The charting position of My Criminal Record makes 12 solo #1’s for Barnes, while he already held four #1 albums with Cold Chisel. The album has produced some of Barnes’ most personal work to date, and sits tight in amongst an already expansive body of work.

“Having this music strike a chord with people [therefore] feels particularly good.” Barnes has said. “I’m grateful to everyone who’s continued to support me over the years and I’m looking forward to screaming my thanks in person when I get back out on the road shortly.”

Y’all can catch Jimmy Barnes on the road this September into November with Eskimo Joe, Jet and Troy Cassar-Daley (at select shows) – check the tour info out below!

Jimmy Barnes ‘Shutting Down Your Town’ Tour 2019

with Eskimo Joe and Jet

Tickets on sale now

Wednesday, 18th September
Mackay Entertainment Centre, Cairns
Tickets: themecc.com.au

Friday, 20th September *
Townsville Entertainment Centre, Cairns
Tickets: tecc.net.au

Saturday, 21st September *
Munro Martin Parklands, Cairns
Tickets: Ticketlink

Thursday, 3rd October **
WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Saturday, 5th October **
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Tickets: Ticketek

Saturday, 12th October **
Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
Tickets: Sold Out

Sunday, 13th October **
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
Tickets: Ticketek

Thursday, 17th October
Empire Theatre, Toowoomba
Tickets: Empire Theatre

Saturday, 19th October
Riverstage, Brisbane ***
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Sunday, 20th October **
Home of the Arts, Gold Coast
Tickets: HOTA

Friday, 25th October **
Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle
Tickets: Ticketek

Saturday, 26th October ***
Park Beach Reserve, Coffs Harbour
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Thursday, 31st October *
Theatre Royal, Canberra
Tickets: Ticketek

Saturday, 2nd November ****
Pola Park, Tullamore
Tickets: 123tix

* Eskimo Joe Only Appearing
** Jet Only Appearing
***
 Both Eskimo Joe and Jet Appearing
***** Troy Cassar-Daley Appearing

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