On the same week that Jimmy Barnes made ARIA chart history with latest album My Criminal Record hitting No. 1, his Cold Chisel chum Ian Moss has unveiled a national tour.
Barnesy now boasts 12 chart-topping solo albums — more than any other artist in ARIA’s 36-year chart history, going one ahead of Madonna and U2. He also has four No. 1 albums with Chisel.
Barnes headlines the 96FM Kickstart Summer Concert at Ascot Racecourse on November 10, which co-stars his brother-in-law Diesel.
Meanwhile Mossy celebrates the 30th anniversary of his own No. 1 album Matchbook with shows around Oz, including a date at Crown Theatre on December 7. Tickets go on sale on June 17 from Ticketmaster.
GRAPE EXPECTATIONS FOR VINEYARD GIG
Boomers no longer have a mortgage on winery concerts.
Grapevine Gathering lures music lovers into vineyards with a line-up starring Northern Irish rockers Two Door Cinema Club and Aussie festival favourites Flight Facilities, Crooked Colours, Mallrat, Touch Sensitive, Kira Pura and more.
After sold-out east coast events last year, Grapevine Gathering heads to Sandalford Estate, Swan Valley, on December 1. Tickets and other details via grapevinegathering.com.au.
MUM KATY TEASES SECOND SOLO ALBUM
Katy Steele teases her second solo album Soul Bride with shows at the Rosemount Hotel on August 3 and The River Hotel, Margaret River, on August 9, both supported by Gazey.
The former Little Birdy singer, who produced most of Soul Bride at home, has become a mother since the release of solo debut Human two years ago. Tickets from the venues.
SUSANS SINGER SHIFTS SHOW
Rob Snarski of Blackeyed Susans acclaim and Triffids guesting fame has shifted the first of two WA shows from new Maylands venue Lyric Lane, which will not open in time, to the Bassendean Hotel on June 21.
Snarski also performs songs from new album Sparrow and Swan with guitarist Shane O’Mara at the Aardvark in Fremantle on June 22.
Catherine Traicos supports both shows. Tickets from Oztix.
CASSAR-DALEY AND DAUGHTER VISIT
Country music star Troy Cassar-Daley, who penned Jimmy Barnes’ recent single Shutting Down Our Town, visits WA this month on his Greatest Hits tour with his 18-year-old daughter Jem.
The family show rolls into Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on June 20, Friends Restaurant on June 21 and Port Hedland for the Red Country Music Festival on June 22.