Jimmy BarnesWorking Class Boy: An Evening of Stories & Songs


Rock icon and bestselling author, Jimmy Barnes, is about to head out on the road for the final leg of the Working Class Boy: An Evening of Stories & Songs tour. The very last ‘Stories & Songs’ show will be at the State Theatre on 12 April 2017.

With recently announced encore shows in Sydney now SOLD OUT, this final State Theatre show will be the last chance to experience Jimmy telling stories from his #1 bestseller, Working Class Boy, live on stage.

This final show will be filmed for future film and television broadcast and promises to be an extra special event.


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. The shows have received unanimous rave reviews including:

“A powerful, deeply emotional and transformative production” – The Daily Telegraph

“A sophisticated and very moving piece of storytelling” – The Daily Review

“… anyone seeking an emotional, dark, funny, exciting theatrical event — and a powerful singer still in great voice — will be thrilled” – Sunday Mail SA

“You know you’ve been to a pretty good gig when the songs of your youth are redefined. That is just what this old Cold Chisel fan is feeling right now after spending a wonderful 150 minutes listening to Australian rock great Jimmy Barnes tell his life story with yarns and song” – The West Australian

Tickets to this special State Theatre show go on general sale at 10am on Wednesday, 8th March 2017.

Please note that there may be intermittent visual disruption due to the filming of this performance.

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.

Please note this show includes adult content and may not be suitable for children.

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  • A Reserve: $119.90
  • B Reserve: $99.90

Notes: Handling and other fees may apply

Running Time:

  • Foyer doors: 7.00pm
    Auditorium doors: 7.30pm
    1st act: 8pm-9.05pm
    Interval: 9.05-9.25pm
    2nd act: 9.25-10.45pm

Notes: Running times are approximate and may change without notice

  • Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
  • 8.00pm
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