& # 39; I haven't shot yet & # 39 ;: Rocker Jimmy Barnes, 63, says the best is yet to come … because he admits that a weight has been lifted that his & # 39; dark & # 39; book tour ends
He is rock royalty who has entertained generations of Australians with his music.
And despite the fact that he has sold millions of records, has two best-selling memoirs and has been the face of Australian rock for decades, Jimmy Barnes says he has not yet fulfilled his true potential.
& # 39; I really believe that I have not made my way yet & # 39 ;, said the 63-year-old when he appeared on TV Today show on Friday morning.
There is no reason to stop him! Jimmy Barnes, 63 (photo), said on Friday that the best is yet to come when he promotes his new music
& # 39; My best work is yet to come. & # 39;
Jimmy, who had spent the last years touring his acclaimed memoirs, the Working Class Boy in 2016 and the Working Class Man from 2017, revealed that the & # 39; darkness & # 39; of writing and promoting the books now behind him and that a weight had been lifted.
& # 39; I am a much more relaxed person and I also feel different in music, I think I sing better, so going through all these things was really a useful and cleansing thing, & # 39; he added.
Forced to relive his past: Jimmy, who had spent his famous memoirs in recent years, revealed that the & # 39; darkness & # 39; of writing and promoting the books now behind him and that a weight had been lifted
Jimmy toured both books in 2017 and 2018 in a series of theater shows throughout Australia.
On stage the Cold Chisel star propagated his music with anecdotes from his books, including his emotional and spiritual darkness and freak love affair with alcohol.
He was doing it too forced to confront his suicide attacks after trying to live his own life in 2011 when he woke up in a hotel room to find a sling in the closet and again in 2012, when he drank the dry minibar of a hotel.
Despite his dark past, Jimmy said that he now feels as if he has taken charge of his mental health and has tackled his demons.
Demons: Despite his dark past, Jimmy said he now feels as if he has taken charge of his mental health and tackled his demons
Jimmy is now channeling all newly found energy in touring his new album, My Criminal Record, his biggest tour in the last century.
And when the 18-day tour in Australia and New Zealand sounds tiring, Jimmy has announced that he is also preparing a third memoir and children's book and is going into the studio to record a new album with Cold Chisel. & # 39; before the end of the year & # 39 ;.
The 18-day tour will show Jimmy arenas around Australia and New Zealand, starting at Mackay Entertainment Center in Mackay in Queensland on September 18, before wrapping in Ascot Racetrack in Perth on November 10.
Rock royalty: Jimmy & # 39; s 18-date tour will show him & # 39; s around Australia and New Zealand, starting at Mackay Entertainment Center in Mackay in Queensland on September 18 before joining Ascot Racetrack in Perth on November 10 wraps
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