Eccles Entertainment wish to advise that due to the uncertainty of border restrictions around the current Australian COVID outbreak, Jimmy Barnes upcoming Flesh And Blood New Zealand tour has been rescheduled to September. The tour will now kick off in Wellington on Saturday 25 September at Michael Fowler Centre, followed by a sold out Christchurch Town Hall show on Tuesday 28 September, before the final sold out show at Auckland’s Civic Theatre on Friday October 1.
“I would rather be on stage than nearly anywhere else in the world but I would never want to endanger any of our New Zealand music fans. So due to COVID, I have had to reschedule my shows. I didn’t want to postpone and postpone, week after week so we’ve moved the shows back by a couple of months or so. I hope we get on top of this by then and we can all celebrate live music together again” – Jimmy Barnes
It would take more than a global pandemic to stop Jimmy Barnes. While most of us spent 2020 bingewatching TV shows, Jimmy and his wife Jane entertained the world with daily ‘at home’ performances that attracted more than 100 million views on social media. The Australian rock icon also used 2020’s COVID lockdowns to learn the bagpipes, release a non-fiction book, start work on a novel and help Jane create a forthcoming recipe collection. Plus he somehow found time to write and record a new album with his loved ones that’s aptly titled, Flesh And Blood
Flesh And Blood will be released on 2 July and is the twentieth studio album by Jimmy Barnes. Less than a week after release, Jimmy will be bringing his eight-piece band made up mostly of his family to New Zealand for a three-date tour.
“It’s great to be back playing live again”, says Jimmy. “It was good to get some downtime at home for a change but now we’re hungry to get back onstage together. If 2020 taught me anything it’s that Facebook and YouTube videos can be fun but they’re no substitute for a real gig.”