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Red Hot Summer Tour Returns with an Iconic All-Australian Line-Up for Series 1!

The RED HOT SUMMER TOUR is gearing up for a massive 2024, kicking it all off with a huge Series One announcement headlined by Jimmy Barnes, with The Living End, Birds of Tokyo, Pete Murray, Kasey Chambers & Mahalia Barnes and the Soulmates. The Series launches in Western Australia at the end of 2023, and rolls into 2024 with shows in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, and Tasmania.

For tour promoter Duane McDonald, the announcement of Series One is the start of what will be one of the biggest years for the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR yet. “We are so excited to start off the 2024 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR with Jimmy Barnes and friends,” he says. “Thank you to everyone who continues to support live music at the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR year after year. We look forward to seeing you again this summer!”

Jimmy Barnes, affectionately known by all as Barnesy, is the heart and soul of Australian rock and roll. He has 20 #1 albums under his belt, more than The Beatles, has sold more records in Australia than any other rock and roll artist, and for over 40 years, he has delivered some of our most intense and iconic live performances. He is truly in a league of his own. His third book, Killing Time: Short Stories from the Long Way Home, was released in 2020 and debuted at #1 on the non-fiction book charts, as did its predecessors, Working Class Boy and Working Class Man. Never one to slow down, Jimmy also has penned two books – a children’s book, Rosie the Rhinoceros, and a cookbook with his wife Jane, Where the River Bends.

Jimmy Barnes says he is looking forward to the Series One shows. “I’m very happy to be hitting the road with the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR,” he says. “After my surgery, I am happy to announce that not only am I back on my feet, I’m fitter and stronger than I’ve been in years. So, let’s get ready to rock! We’re being joined on these shows by The Living End, Birds of Tokyo, Pete Murray, Kasey Chambers and my fabulous daughter Mahalia Barnes and her band the Soulmates. It’s a great line-up and it will be a killer tour. I look forward to seeing you all there.

The Living End are considered Australian rock legends, and for good reason. Their blistering live performances have seen them perform far and wide, and their reputation precedes them, they rock from the first note to the last. When The Living End first smashed onto the scene in 1997 with their double-A single Prisoner of Society and Second Solution, they embraced a new Australian sound and fans and critics sat up and listened. Since then, they have released seven studio albums, two of which have debuted at #1 on the ARIA Chart – four of those are Platinum and two are Gold. They have been nominated for an incredible 27 ARIA Awards.

Birds of Tokyo are considered the soundtrack of contemporary Australia. With three chart topping albums, jam-packed with Top 10 hits such as Good Lord, Plans, Unbreakable, and Lanterns, they have grown from independent roots to become one of our most popular bands. They’ve performed at the AFL Grand Final twice, the NRL State of Origin and performed with the likes of Bon Jovi, Muse and Midnight Oil. They are one of Triple J’s three most played artists of the millennium and the only to have won Rock World of the Year on five separate occasions at the APRA Awards.

Pete Murray is one of the only few Australian artists with more than 1.2 million album sales. A multi-platinum selling performer, he has received 17 ARIA nominations, has released 7 album and 2 Eps. His first three albums were all #1s on the Australian music charts, and his debut album Feeler, not only reached #1, but it also remained in the Top 100 for two and a half years.

Kasey Chambers is one of Australia’s most revered singer-songwriters. Her album The Captain in 1999 is still considered one of the most extraordinary and lauded debuts from any artist, and she hasn’t stopped since. Her follow-up – Barricades & Brickwalls – saw her become the first Australian country artist to have a simultaneously #1 single and album. She also continued to win accolades, drawing music fans in with her honesty. Kasey hasn’t stopped since and is considered one of Australia’s gifted and enduring talents.

Born into Australian rock royalty and influenced by the music her father, Jimmy Barnes, recorded and played, Mahalia Barnes naturally began singing at a very young age. As an artist, she’s drawn to guitar-driven gusty soul, rock and blues, and inspired by acts like Tina Turner and legendary Queen of soul Aretha Franklin.

The RED HOT SUMMER TOUR always sells out around the country and Series One of the 2024 line-up is already highly anticipated. More dates for the 2024 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR will be announced in the coming weeks.

Presale tickets for Series One of the 2024 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR go on sale at 10am local time on Tuesday 23rd May until 11.59pm local time on Wednesday 24th May through Ticketmaster.

General Purchase Tickets for Series One of the 2024 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR go on sale at 10am local time on Thursday 25th May 2023. Tickets are only available through authorised ticket outlets listed. Patrons are advised not to purchase tickets from Viagogo or other Third Party Sellers, as fraudulent tickets will not be honoured.


Saturday 11th November 2023
Sandalford Wines, SWAN VALLEY WA
Jimmy Barnes, Birds of Tokyo, The Living End, Pete Murray, Kasey Chambers, Mahalia Barnes and the Soulmates

Saturday 6th January 2024
Kiama Showground, KIAMA NSW
Jimmy Barnes, The Living End, Birds of Tokyo, Pete Murray, Kasey Chambers, Mahalia Barnes and the Soulmates

Saturday 13th January 2024
Mornington Racecourse, MORNINGTON VIC
Jimmy Barnes, The Living End, Birds of Tokyo, Pete Murray, Kasey Chambers, Mahalia Barnes and the Soulmates

Saturday 20th January 2024
Sounds By The River
Mary Ann Reserve, MANNUM SA
Jimmy Barnes, The Living End, Birds of Tokyo, Pete Murray, Kasey Chambers, Mahalia Barnes and the Soulmates

Saturday 27th January 2024
Mackay Park, Batemans Bay NSW
Jimmy Barnes, The Living End, Birds of Tokyo, Pete Murray, Kasey Chambers, Mahalia Barnes and the Soulmates

Saturday 3rd February 2024
Roche Estate, Hunter Valley NSW
Jimmy Barnes, The Living End, Birds of Tokyo, Pete Murray, Kasey Chambers, Mahalia Barnes and the Soulmates

Saturday 10th February 2024
Bendigo Racecourse, BENDIGO VIC
Jimmy Barnes, The Living End, Birds of Tokyo, Pete Murray, Kasey Chambers, Mahalia Barnes and the Soulmates

Saturday 17th February 2024
Country Club Lawns, LAUNCESTON TAS
Jimmy Barnes, The Living End, Birds of Tokyo, Pete Murray, Kasey Chambers, Mahalia Barnes and the Soulmates

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Jimmy Barnes announces ‘Soul Deep 30’ album & ‘Soul Deep 30 Tour’ June/July 2022

Classic Australian albums don’t come any bigger or better than Jimmy BarnesSoul Deep. The trailblazing collection of sixties R&B was certified 10 times platinum in Australia, won the 1992 ARIA Awards for Best Male Artist and Highest Selling Album and remains the highest-selling album ever for both Jimmy Barnes and Mushroom Records. This iconic collection has now been re-imagined and extended for its anniversary suitably titled Soul Deep 30 (released Friday 3 June via Bloodlines).

Alongside the 12 original Soul Deep recordings, which have been remastered by Bob Ludwig and with additional production from Don Gehman, Soul Deep 30 includes 3 brand-new recordings: ‘Soothe Me’ (a blistering version of the 1967 Sam & Dave classic, featuring the legendary Sam Moore himself), ‘Do You Love Me’ (with the soulful vocals of The Teskey Brothers’ Josh Teskey), ‘Reflections’ (with the unmistakable vocals and guitar stylings of Ian Moss), plus a brand-new rock version of ‘I Gotcha’. The album is available for pre-order here now.

Frontier Touring are excited to announce Jimmy Barnes with his 12-piece band will tour in support of the forthcoming album, in a mix of arenas and theatres across Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane this June and July. The Soul Deep 30 Tour will include special guests, one of Australia’s finest, The Teskey Brothers* (exc. Adelaide), David Campbell (Adelaide only) plus Mahalia Barnes + The Soul Mates opening on all dates.

The original Soul Deep tour is widely regarded as one of Australia’s most legendary live events and this 30th anniversary reprise will feature a 12-piece soul band performing all the hits off this album plus lots of other R&B classics. Appropriately, the deluxe package of Soul Deep 30 will include an exclusive live bonus DVD filmed at the Palais in Melbourne on that famous first tour in 1991.

The Soul Deep 30 tour kicks off on Thursday 16 June at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Arena before heading to Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Saturday 18 June, Sydney’s Aware Super Theatre on Friday 24 June, and winding up at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Saturday 2 July.

“I’ve always been particularly proud of Soul Deep. It was made for all the right reasons and there was something magical about the way it struck a chord with so many people. There’s a reason that all those great sixties songs are called “timeless” – the raw stories they tell make sense to every generation. I’m really looking forward to revisiting this music again live after all these years too. Hopefully we can remind people why they enjoyed this album so much first time around while also introducing it to a whole new audience.” – Jimmy Barnes

Pre-sale tickets are available to jimmybarnes.com subscribers or via frontiertouring.com/jimmybarnes from Tuesday 26 April, 11am local time. General Public on sale is from Thursday 28 April 10am local time.  

Soul Deep 30 Tour special guests
Fresh from Josh Teskey performing live on stage with Jimmy at Bluesfest last weekend, The Teskey Brothers will special guest on the Soul Deep 30 shows (unfortunately excluding Adelaide as the band are not available). The Teskey Brothers are a rare musical gem honouring that old school Motown sound and working it into something of their very own. A commanding combination of soul and blues, it’s only perfect that the smoked whiskey voice of Josh Teskey and raw power of band The Teskey Brothers join the Soul Deep 30 tour.

The powerhouse soul and blues vocalist has been in and around music her entire life, having been exposed to everything from Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Ike + Tina Turner and Ray Charles, so it’s fitting that acclaimed singer-songwriter Mahalia Barnes + The Soul Mates open proceedings at all shows on the tour.

Special guest on the opening night of the tour in Adelaide is none other than Barnes’ family royalty and one of Australia’s leading musical theatre and soul singing entertainers, David Campbell. A proven television and radio host, Campbell headlines theatre, cabaret and concert performances, as well as being an ARIA winning, multi-platinum recording artist. In 2021, David proudly hosted ‘Music From The Home Front’, the Michael Gudinski/Mushroom Group ANZAC Day Special along with him releasing his 11th studio album ‘The Saturday Sessions’.

More about the Soul Deep 30 album
The album features three brand new recordings: ‘Soothe Me’ (featuring the legendary Sam Moore from Sam & Dave who created the original version), a reworking of ‘Do You Love Me’ (with guest Josh Teskey) and a previously unreleased collaboration called ‘Reflections’ with Cold Chisel bandmate, Ian Moss. Sam, Josh and Ian join John Farnham (‘When Something Is Wrong With My Baby’) and Diesel (‘Bring It On Home To Me’) who both guested on the original album.

All songs have been remastered for this deluxe reissue plus Kevin “Caveman” Shirley has created a new mix of the album’s lead single ‘I Gotcha’ as an additional bonus track.

Rolling Stone recently named Soul Deep one of the top 50 Australian albums of all time, calling it ‘a revelatory addition to one of the country’s most vital discographies.’

Jimmy Barnes made the original version of Soul Deep at his home studio in Bowral with producer Don Gehman who helmed six albums for Jimmy including classics like Two Fires, Heat and Flesh & Wood.

“Don loved my family and wanted to spend Christmas with us,” Jimmy explained in his best-selling book Working Class Man. “We would make an album for fun. It didn’t matter if we never released it. We decided to record all the songs I’d liked as a young singer; songs I’d heard on the radio, songs I sang at parties or at soundchecks.”

“We had a great time,” Gehman said of making Soul Deep. “It took literally about two weeks to make the whole record and most of the time was spent trying to figure out which songs to do because there were so many greats. The biggest joy is watching him sing. Because when he goes out and turns on, he’s just amazing. First takes are very common with him.”

“One of the things I learned from doing those classic songs was to concentrate on my performance and not to gloss them over with a lot of production,” Jimmy explains. “The important thing about soul music is to touch the emotions.”

Soul Deep was Jimmy Barnes’ sixth consecutive chart topper as a solo artist. Since that time, he has enjoyed seven more for a total of 13 (not counting his five with Cold Chisel!) which is more number one albums than any other artist in ARIA Chart history.

According to Jimmy, it’s been a labour of love to reimagine Soul Deep after all this time.

‘Soothe Me (featuring Sam Moore)’ single and video is out now – Listen here. Soul Deep 30 album is released on Friday 3 June through Bloodlines and can be pre-ordered here.



via frontiertouring.com/jimmybarnes
Runs 24 hours from: Tuesday 26 April 11am local time
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted


Begins: Thursday 28 April 10am local time



Thursday 16 June
Adelaide Entertainment Centre Arena | Adelaide, SA
All Ages
(General public on sale Thursday 28 April 10am local time)
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849


Saturday 18 June
Rod Laver Arena | Melbourne, VIC
All Ages
(General public on sale Thursday 28 April 10am local time)
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849


Friday 24 June
Aware Super Theatre | Sydney, NSW
All Ages
(General public on sale Thursday 28 April 10am local time)
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849


Saturday 2 July
Brisbane Entertainment Centre | Brisbane, QLD
All Ages
(General public on sale Thursday 28 April 10am local time)
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849


* The Teskey Brothers not appearing at the Adelaide show
** David Campbell special guest Adelaide show only
*** U18s must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian

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CrewCare announce details of 2022 Roady4Roadies events

Roadies … they are the unsung heroes that make the magic happen at the live music events we all love. Often out of sight and out of mind, live music crew are the ones that “make our dreams come true”!
Don’t just take it from us, Jimmy Barnes knows a thing or two about crew … 

Australian music crew number over 22,500 and COVID has seen ALL of them without work these past 2 years.  There has been little support for them, other than the extraordinary efforts of Support Act, who have helped thousands in need through their darkest times.
Many crew have been forced to leave the industry they love, many others simply cannot survive.
Roady4Roadies is a national event organised by CrewCare to raise greater awareness of the critical roles they play, with all funds going directly to Support Act's ‘Crew’ Fund.
This year, Roady4Roadies events will take place in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart on Sunday, 1 May 2022, and Brisbane, Sydney, Darwin and Newcastle on Saturday, 7 May 2022.

Tickets to all events are on sale NOW from Moshtix.
Each event kicks off with a leisurely, neighbourhood walk followed by family activities and live entertainment. Tickets are just $20 and go a long way to helping those most in need.
CrewCare, a charity dedicated to the welfare of crew, is asking everyone who loves, and lives, live music to get involved to meet your ‘Roadies’ and enjoy the day, whilst assisting an important but generally overlooked and forgotten sector of the live music industry.

Peter Darwin
Freelance Site Manager
The pandemic has seen the loss of at least 8 stadium events in Adelaide. Each of these events has meant the loss of 450 production crew roles, 600 stadium staff roles and more than 250 subcontractor roles at a minimum of 1 week’s equivalent work. Multiply that by 5 major cities and that is 20500 crew who lost 2 month’s work each year since 2020 at minimum. These are just the stadium events let alone the 52 plus entertainment centre shows … The industry is very, very damaged.
Jerry Reinhardt
General Manager, Concert & Corporate Productions WA
The pandemic has affected all Australians in varying degrees over the last two years. However, the entertainment industry has been disproportionally adversely affected. Each stadium event cancelled reverberates through hundreds of livelihoods with devastating consequences. The entertainment and events industry here in Western Australia has been seriously damaged. Our company alone has had over 500 shows cancelled across multiple venues due to restrictions imposed. Millions of dollars in revenue have been lost. These cancellations have direct and severe consequences on the financial and mental health of thousands of people in our industry.
Mark 'Trogg' Svendsen
Director, Gig Power
The effect of COVID-19 on Gig Power and its staff has been profound. For 20 months, turnover dropped by 95% and the expected results where devastating, We lost more than 80% of our casual staff. Who could blame them! For Gig Power, government assistance all but ended with JobKeeper. Unfortunately, this meant that we became completely incapable of supporting our people. Our staff are good people who are dedicated and love the work they do and they all deserved better, much better. In Victoria, the work is just starting to come back and we are struggling to find people. With only 100 staff on our books, those still with us are now flat out. We hope to bring new people in and lure some of our older staff back, but it will be a long road to recovery for Gig Power and the people who work with us.

Details of Ambassadors and entertainment for each event will be announced shortly.  Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for updated artist and crew testimonials.
So please, Support the crew who make our dreams come true! 


Tickets to all events are on sale NOW from Moshtix

Venue: Coopers Stadium
Holden Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007
Date: Sunday 1st May
Time: 11.30am – 4.00pm

Venue: The Triffid, Fortitude Valley
7/9 Stratton Street, Newstead QLD 4006
Date: Saturday 7th May
Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm

Venue: Darwin Entertainment Centre
93 Mitchell Street, Darwin City NT 0800
Date: Saturday 7th May
Time: 11.00am

Venue: The Salty Dog
2 Beach Road, Kingston Beach TAS 7050
Date: Sunday 1st May
Time: 11.30am

Venue: Palais Theatre
Lower Esplanade, St Kilda VIC 3182
Date: Sunday 1st May
Time: 11.00am – 3.15pm

Venue: Victoria Theatre
8-10 Perkins Street, Newcastle NSW 2300
Date: Saturday 7th May
Time: 11.30am

Venue: Lake Monger Recreation Club
144 Gregory Street, Wembley WA 6014
Date: Sunday 1st May
Time: 11.00am

Venue: Hard Rock Cafe, Darling Harbour
2-10 Darling Drive, Sydney NSW 2000
Date: Saturday 7th May
Time: 12.00pm

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