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Jimmy Barnes announces first live concert tour since COVID restrictions 

‘We want to be playing everywhere!’ Jimmy Barnes announces first live concert since COVID restrictions – after a series of online performances

Jimmy Barnes is going back out on the road for the first time since COVID-19 restrictions came into play. 

The rocker will hold the Top End Breakout Tour in Darwin on September 26, where he will be joined by a number of other acts for a live, eight-hour mini festival. 

The 64-year-old has been quarantined in the Southern Highlands in order to cross into the Northern Territory ahead of the gig. 

On the road! Jimmy Barnes (pictured) is going back out on the road for the first time since COVID-19 restrictions. The rocker will hold the Top End Breakout Tour in Darwin on September 26, where he will be joined by a number of other acts for a live, eight-hour mini festival

Border closures and quarantine requirements mean he will not be able to have his whole band on board, but has enlisted other artists to join him. 

Held at the The Darwin Ski Club, the show will be for all ages, and measures to keep the crowd COVID safe will be enforced. 

Jimmy told The Daily Telegraph on Saturday: ‘We are starting up in Darwin but we want to be playing everywhere’. 
Jimmy told The Daily Telegraph on Saturday: 'We are starting up in Darwin but we want to be playing everywhere'. He added that he took on the gig because he wants 'people to know things are on the mend'

Jimmy told The Daily Telegraph on Saturday: ‘We are starting up in Darwin but we want to be playing everywhere’. He added that he took on the gig because he wants ‘people to know things are on the mend’ 

He added that he took on the gig because he wants ‘people to know things are on the mend.’ 

The Cold Chisel singer added that it ‘breaks his heart’ that he can’t currently play in Victoria due to the state’s strict lockdown. 

‘The fact those people have been supporting me for that long and always turned out, always been great audiences and you can’t go and play for them, it breaks my heart, you know,’ he said. 

Sing it! Jimmy and his wife Jane (right) have been providing fans lockdown entertainment by performing covers of his favourite songs online

 Sing it! Jimmy and his wife Jane (right) have been providing fans lockdown entertainment by performing covers of his favourite songs online

Jimmy and his wife Jane have been providing fans lockdown entertainment by performing covers of his favourite songs online. 

The singer-songwriter has explored a range of genres, including Irish folk, jazz, classic rock and more. 

The couple have performed classics like Strangers in The Night by Frank Sinatra, Roy Orbison’s In Dreams and When You Were Sweet Sixteen by The Irish Tenors.

Jimmy Barnes’ Top End Breakout Tour will be held at Darwin Ski Club on Saturday 26 September 

Talent! The couple have performed classics like Strangers in The Night by Frank Sinatra and Roy Orbison's In Dreams. They have even involved their whole family

Talent! The couple have performed classics like Strangers in The Night by Frank Sinatra and Roy Orbison’s In Dreams. They have even involved their whole family 

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