JIMMY BARNES’ ‘FLESH AND BLOOD’ (SWEAT AND TOIL) brings 18th career #1 album

Jimmy Barnes has today broken his own Australian chart record, attaining an unprecedented eighteenth #1 with his brand new album Flesh And Blood.  
 
Flesh And Blood is Jimmy’s thirteenth solo #1. He’s hit the top spot more than any other artist in the history of the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA), eclipsing the likes of Madonna, Bon Jovi and U2, plus he’s enjoyed five more #1’s with the legendary Cold Chisel, bringing his combined career total to eighteen. 
 
Jimmy Barnes first set the record for Australian #1 albums with the release of My Criminal Record in 2019, and then added to the tally a few months later with the release of Cold Chisel’s Blood Moon. This week he’s done it again with Flesh And Blood, once again produced by dear friend and long-time collaborator, Kevin “Caveman” Shirley
 
Fittingly, Jimmy dedicated the album to music industry legend Michael Gudinski, who was central to Jimmy’s career for nearly 40 years. Michael was involved in the early planning of this release prior to his passing in March. Since then, his label, led by longtime lieutenant Warren Costello, left no stone unturned to help Jimmy achieve yet another #1.  
 
Jimmy Barnes said, “I don’t take any of this for granted. Firstly, I’d like to thank all the people who are still willing to listen to my new music after all these years. I hope they get as much pleasure from listening to it as I get from making it. I’m also deeply grateful to Warren and the whole staff at Bloodlines and the Mushroom Group. Michael loved to call them ‘the A Team’ and they’ve certainly shown that yet again with all their hard work promoting Flesh And Blood. I also want to thank my brother-in-law Mark Lizotte for writing most of the songs on the album with me and, lastly, I’d like to thank my Jane and our beautiful family for continuing to inspire me, and for being such a huge part of this record” 
 

Mushroom Group CEO Matt Gudinski says, “The Barnes and Gudinski families are just that – family. The relationship between my dad and Jimmy was one of the most successful partnerships in Australian music history. To deliver Jimmy his 13th number one album is something that brings great pride and joy to all at Mushroom and is something my dad would be immensely proud of. Jimmy is one of a kind and we love him. Congratulations Barnesy!” 
  
Bloodlines co-founder Warren Costello says, “I know the significance of this unbelievable achievement won’t be lost for one minute on Jimmy, his own family and his long-standing Mushroom family. Since the early 1980’s, Jimmy and Michael both alone and together have championed each other’s achievements, but even more importantly, they have championed Australasian music. 
 
“As they were pushing boundaries and kicking goals in the 80’s and 90’s, they were also challenging each other to go harder, faster and better than before. Some of the best A&R decisions back then were taken by MG and Jimmy as they clocked up the first two decades of international touring and chart dominance for a raft of solo albums that followed. And whilst ego was never in short supply they were never ever naïve enough to think that #1 albums grew on trees. In the late 90’s that same level of success became a little more elusive, as it does at some point in every great career, but typically Jimmy fought back as he always does.” 
 
“His first album for the new label, Liberation, that Michael and I had started, saw him back bigger and better than ever. Double Happiness debuted at #1 in 2005 and was a catalyst in many ways for all of us to re-focus.” 
 
“There have been a further five solo #1 albums since then, and also notably two #1 bestselling books and a #1 film at the Australian box office! Jimmy shows no signs of slowing down – indeed it’s the exact opposite.” 

 
“Throughout the entire journey there have been a village of great people on both sides to unite and conquer. This new threshold of chart success is testament to the energy and enthusiasm that each and every one of those women and men have contributed over the four decades since Bodyswerve debuted atop the charts in 1984, right through to Flesh And Blood in July 2021.” 
  
Jimmy Barnes will hit the road in September for a tour of capital city theatres on the Flesh And Blood Tour. Then, in October and November, Jimmy and his band will head out on the second leg of the Red Hot Summer Tour, for which most shows are already sold out.  

Jimmy Barnes – Flesh And Blood
Album out now through Bloodlines
Buy/stream here

Jimmy Barnes – Flesh And Bloodtracklisting:
1. Flesh And Blood
2. I’m Coming Home
3. Gateway To Your Heart
4. The Truth
5. Around In Circles
6. ‘Til The Next Time
7. I Move Slow (feat. Elly-May Barnes & Jackie Barnes)
8. End Of The Road
9. Love Hurts (feat. Jane Barnes)
10. Tennessee Waltz (feat. Eliza Jane Barnes)

Bonus DVD tracklisting:
1. Hello, Dolly! (feat. David Campbell)
2. Skye Boat Song
3. Stardust
4. The Rose
5. Dirty Old Town (feat. Diesel)
6. Bridge Over Troubled Water (feat. Mahalia Barnes, David Campbell, Gary Pinto & Benjamin Rodgers)
7. Mull Of Kintyre (feat. Eliza Barnes, Jimmy Metherell, Darren Percival, Mahalia Barnes & Benjamin Rodgers)
8. California Dreamin’ (feat. Jackie Barnes)
9. Take Me Home, Country Road (feat. Elly-May Barnes, Clayton Doley & Mahalia Barnes)
10. A Pub With No Beer

Jimmy Barnes – Australian tour dates 
Tickets on sale now  Thursday 2 September  
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre | Brisbane, QLD 

Prev. Wednesday 28 July 
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849 

Friday 3 September
The Star | Gold Coast, QLD 

Prev. Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sunday 25 July  
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849 

Wednesday 8 September  
State Theatre | Sydney, NSW  

Prev. Friday 30 July 
SOLD OUT 

Thursday 9 September  
State Theatre | Sydney, NSW 

Prev. Saturday 31 July 
ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100 

Saturday 11 September  
Thebarton Theatre | Adelaide, SA 

Prev. Friday 16 July 
SOLD OUT 

Sunday 12 September  
Thebarton Theatre | Adelaide, SA 

Prev. Saturday 17 July 
ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100 

Saturday 18 September  
Palais Theatre | Melbourne, VIC 

Prev. Thursday 22 July 
SOLD OUT 

Sunday 19 September  
Palais Theatre | Melbourne, VIC 

Prev. Friday 23 July 
ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100 

Wednesday 22 September  
Riverside Theatre | Perth, WA 

Prev. Friday 13 August 
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849 

Sunday 17 October 
Red Hot Summer 
Mornington Racecourse | Mornington, VIC 

ticketmaster.com.au 

Saturday 23 October 
Red Hot Summer 
Roche Estate | Pokolbin, NSW 

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Sunday 24 October 
Red Hot Summer 
Mount Penang Parklands | Kariong, NSW 

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Saturday 30 October 
Red Hot Summer  
Berry Showgrounds | Berry, NSW 

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Sunday 31 October 
Red Hot Summer 
Patrick White Lawns Canberra | Parkes, ACT 

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Saturday 6 November 
Red Hot Summer 
Westport Park | Port Macquarie, NSW 

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Saturday 13 November 
Red Hot Summer 
Bendigo Jockey Club | Bendigo, VIC 

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