Working Class Man: An Evening of Stories & Songs
When?Start time: Thursday 8:00pm (10 May)
End time: Thursday 11:00pm (10 May)
Working Class Man: An Evening of Stories & Songs and the brand-new book - both written entirely by Jimmy – each begin in 1974 as he leaves Adelaide in the back of an old bread truck with a then unknown rock group called Cold Chisel. They trace the legendary band’s long climb to the top and their subsequent implosion. The story then picks up as Jimmy carves out a new solo career for himself. He becomes the country’s biggest rock star before drugs and alcohol bring him to his knees and he eventually rebuilds his life thanks to the love of his wife and his family. Critics agree it’s a spellbinding and searingly honest reflection on success, fame and addiction:
“It’s a fascinating insider’s view of the Australian music industry and the highs and lows of fame … He constantly flirts with self destruction and death (but) this is not just a tale of doom and gloom. It has passages that are uproariously funny. But in the end Working Class Man is a torch song to the healing power of mateship, love and family” – Herald Sun
Tickets for all remaining dates are selling fast. Fans are reminded to only buy tickets by following the direct ticket links here. People who choose to ignore this clear advice and who instead use search engines like google to find tickets typically get steered to unofficial reselling sites like Viagogo that often lead to rip offs.
Tickets for all new shows will go on sale at 9.00am local times today - Thursday, 2 November.
Working Class Man: An Evening of Stories & Songs is presented by Triple Mand MAX. The tour will also help promote the good work of Lifeline(www.lifeline.org.au) as Jimmy will be drawing further attention to the issues of addiction and mental health in both his new book and live show.