Barnesy’s tour a genuine pleasure
THE Jimmy Barnes Welcome to the Pleasure House tour is shaping up to be a family affair. The Aussie rocker has now added his brother Swanee, brother-inlaw Diesel and pal Adam Brand on to various stages of the tour. Barnes’ opening act for many of the shows will be his daughter Eliza-Jane and musical partner Ceci as Evil J & Saint Cecila. His other daughter Mahalia will also sing with him on many of the shows. Feels Right, a new, unreleased song from Barnes, was recorded with Mahalia in Amsterdam in June. The Welcome to the Pleasure House tour takes its name from Barnes’ new song Pleasure House cowritten with Jackson and Harrison Freud, the sons of the late James Freud. All ticket holders will receive a free download of the song. ‘‘I am writing songs for a new album at the moment and I thought it might be nice to give fans a taste of things to come,’’ says Barnes. ‘‘So I have decided to give anyone who buys a ticket to the show a copy of a new song I wrote with Jackson and Harrison Freud. The song is called Pleasure House and I have decided to name the tour after the song. So, Welcome to the Pleasure House, let’s all have a wild time.’’ The 23-date tour kicks off on August 4 in Canberra and ends on the Sunshine Coast on September 29.
Jimmy Barnes plays Twin Towns Tweed Heads on August 11.