Jimmy Barnes announces release of “Working Class Boy” audio book

Working Class Boy: An Evening of Stories & Songs nominated for Sydney Theatre Award

It’s been a year of firsts for rock icon, Jimmy Barnes. After setting a record with his fifteenth #1 album back in June, and making his debut as a published author in September, he’s now releasing his first ever spoken word recording.

Just in time for the Christmas holidays, the audio version of his acclaimed childhood memoir Working Class Boy, read entirely by Jimmy Barnes has been announced.

Never one to rest on his laurels, Jimmy will be announcing new “Stories & Songs” shows in regional and metro markets, including Cairns and Darwin, early in the new year.

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.

Fans seeking tickets for Jimmy’s shows are reminded to only buy tickets from the the official ticket agents listed here so as to avoid “reselling” sites who typically advertise heavily online and often mislead consumers into paying much higher prices than necessary.

Appropriately the tour has been drawing attention to the great work of the Luke Batty Foundation (www.lukebattyfoundation.com.au). In addition to providing relevant information online and at all of his shows Jimmy also encourages everyone to support former Australian of the Year Rosie Batty’s campaign to end family violence by signing up at www.neveralone.com.au

The Working Class Boy audiobook was written by Jimmy Barnes, read by Jimmy Barnes and recorded at his home studio. It is only available as a digital download from his website (ie: not from any other online stores) and it is on sale now.


Jimmy Barnes
WORKING CLASS BOY: An Evening of Stories & Songs
Thursday, 2 February 2017
Country Club Showroom, Launceston, Tas
Tickets available now from www.tixtas.com.au and 1300 795 257Friday, 3 February 2017
Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, Hobart, Tas
Tickets available now from www.tixtas.com.au and 1300 795 257

Saturday, 4 February 2017
Country Club Showroom, Launceston, Tas


Monday, 6 February 2017 – Civic Theatre | Invercargill
Tuesday, 7 February 2017 – Regent Theatre | Dunedin
Wednesday, 8 February 2017 – Isaac Theatre Royal | Christchurch – SOLD OUT
Thursday, 9 February 2017 – The Aurora Centre | Christchurch
Saturday, 11 February 2017 – St James Theatre | Wellington
Sunday, 12 February 2017 – Pettigrew Green Arena | Napier
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 – TSB Showplace | New Plymouth
Thursday, 16 February 2017 – ASB Baypark Arena | Tauranga
Friday, 17 February 2017 – Claudelands Arena | Hamilton
Saturday, 18 February 2017 – Civic Theatre | Auckland

Please note that in keeping with the nature of this production, the show will be staged over two acts with a short interval. There will be no support band so Jimmy will be onstage from the advertised starting time at all shows.