Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - WORK PLACE -

IT will be a fam­ily af­fair when Aussie rock leg­end Jimmy Barnes per­forms for the first time at Ho­tel Rot­tnest on Sun­day, March 13, for the Rotto Live con­cert se­ries.

He will have a son play­ing drums and his wife and two daugh­ters on back­ing vo­cals, but there will be the no­table ab­sence of daugh­ter Ma­halia on stage with Ma­halia Barnes and the Soul Mates open­ing for Tom Jones at Kings Park the same day.

“We’ll have the whole of Perth cov­ered, which is great,” Barnes said.

“But I’m telling ev­ery­one to come and see us rather than Tom; or see Ma­halia early and then nip across.”

Barnes, speak­ing while on a fam­ily hol­i­day in Bangkok, said al­though he had vis­ited Rot­tnest Is­land, he had not per­formed at the tourist desti­na­tion.

“I’ve been on day trips, swim­ming, fish­ing and do­ing all that sort of stuff; it’s a re­ally beau­ti­ful place,” he said.

“I’ve never played there be­fore but I’ve spo­ken to bands who have and say they love it and the au­di­ences love it, so it’ll be a great Sun­day ses­sion.”

The con­cert fol­lows his last visit to Perth in Novem­ber dur­ing the Cold Chisel One Night Stand tour.

Barnes said this time it would be him play­ing his great­est hits.

Tanya MacNaughton

Jimmy Barnes.

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