Jimmy Barnes announces Christchurch show

Jimmy Barnes' fans rejoice - the Australian music legend and his Soul Deep band have finally set a Christchurch tour date.

The Working Class Man singer will be debuting his new album in arenas and theatres in Christchurch, Dunedin, Auckland and Wellington this July.

Barnes will use this Aotearoa tour to perform his new album Soul Deep 30 which he will release on June 3.

Soul Deep 30 is a reimagined and extended version of his record-breaking triple-platinum original record.

Recently named by Rolling Stone as one of the top 50 Australian albums of all time, Soul Deep is an undeniably influential record.

Now, this 30th-anniversary reprise will feature three brand new recordings, a reworking of Do You Love Me, a previously unreleased collaboration called Reflections with Cold Chisel bandmate Ian Moss and a new mix of lead single I Gotcha.

Fans can expect to hear all the remastered songs from the original album as well as lots of R&B classics.

Opening for Barnes each night will be powerhouse soul and blues vocalist Mahalia Barnes and her band the Soul Mates.

She will be followed by Polynesian singer-songwriter Karen Lee Andrews, whose unique take on blues and gospel is sure to enrapture the audience.

Jimmy Barnes was originally supposed to perform his Flesh and Blood tour in NZ last year but was forced to postpone due to uncertainty around Covid-19 border closures. However, this tour will be very different and feature an entirely new setlist.

Fans who had tickets to those cancelled dates (Flesh & Blood Tour) will have first access to tickets for these show dates and will be contacted by ticketers directly.

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