ROCK LEGEND: Jimmy Barnes.
ROCK LEGEND: Jimmy Barnes. Contributed

Jimmy Barnes in the raw in live stage event

WORKING Class Boy: An Evening of Stories and Songs will see Jimmy Barnes leaving behind the arenas and rock gigs and telling his life story for the first time on theatre stages across Australia, including Brisbane City Hall.

This unique live event will see Barnes sharing stories from his troubled childhood and delinquent adolescence.

It will also see him delivering intimate musical performances of some key songs drawn from his earliest years.

This production is a companion piece to the first volume of his memoirs: Working Class Boy, where Barnes tells the raw and confronting story of fleeing the poverty of Scotland only to endure abuse as an immigrant in Adelaide. It ends with Jimmy and his band Cold Chisel fleeing South Australia in the back of a truck.

Working Class Boy is at Brisbane City Hall on Thursday, December 1.

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