Due to overwhelming demand and following sold out performances in Melbourne and Sydney, Jimmy Barnes is returning to the Regent Theatre, Melbourne with Working Class Boy: An Evening of Stories & Songs for one night only on Saturday 8 April.
See the book brought to life in this show which has received unanimous rave reviews.
After setting a record with his fifteenth #1 album back in June 2015 and making his debut as a published author in September, Barnes released his first ever spoken word recording in December.
Since its release, the hard cover version of Working Class Boy has struck a profound chord with both critics and the Australian public. It spent seven weeks at #1 on the national Bookscan charts ending the 10-week reign of mega-authors JK Rowling and Andy Griffiths and was the No. 1 adult title in 2016.
The ‘Stories & Songs’ shows see Jimmy Barnes, surrounded on stage by his children Mahalia and Jackie and son-in-law Ben Rodgers, bring the book to life, while baring his heart and soul.
Working Class Boy: An Evening of Stories & Songs has been nominated for Best Cabaret Production in the 2016 Sydney Theatre Awards for Jimmy’s sold out performance at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. In another first, Jimmy’s son, David Campbell, is also nominated making it the first time a father and son have been nominated for Sydney Theatre Awards in the same year. The Sydney Theatre Awards are being held tonight at the York Theatre, Seymour Centre.
Working Class Boyhas certainly resonated deeply with Australians of all ages and backgrounds. The book is already onto it’s 4th reprint with Harper Collins Australia confirming that it is the biggest Australian non-fiction debut in the past five years, and the biggest in Harper Collins Australia’s history.
One night only!