Jimmy Barnes, The Living End lead the Red Hot Summer Tour 2024 lineup

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Jimmy Barnes, The Living End lead the Red Hot Summer Tour 2024 lineup

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Jimmy Barnes, Birds of Tokyo, The Living End and more lead the ever-popular summer rock series' crackin' lineup for 2024.

Following a massive run last summer with Paul Kelly, Bernard Fanning and Missy Higgins, the Aussie-centered music festival Red Hot Summer Tour has announced it will return this summer for eight events across the country as part of its Series One instalment.

This year, the show will feature the legendary Jimmy Barnes, as well as The Living End, Birds of Tokyo, Pete Murray, Kasey Chambers and Barnes’ daughter’s band Mahalia Barnes and the Soulmates, bringing along the same lineup as the recently announced By The C in Torquay.

Red Hot Summer Tour 2024 Dates

  • Nov 11  – Sandalford Wines, Swan Valley
  • Jan 6 – Kiama Showground, Kiama
  • Jan 13 – Mornington Racecourse, Mornington
  • Jan 20 – Sounds By the River, Mary Ann Reserve, Mannum
  • Jan 27 – Mackay Park, Batemans Bay
  • Feb 3 – Roche Estate, Hunter Valley
  • Feb 10 – Bendigo Racecourse, Bendigo
  • Feb 17 – Country Club Lawns, Launceston

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Spanning the summer holiday season, the Red Hot Summer Tour brings a banging day of music to some of the most scenic and serene towns across the country. It’ll start out in WA’s Swan Valley in late 2023 before heading over east in the new year and finishing up in Tasmania, with more dates to be announced soon.

For tour promoter Duane McDonald, the announcement of Series One is the start of what will be one of the biggest years for the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR yet.

“We are so excited to start off the 2024 RED HOT SUMMER TOUR with Jimmy Barnes and friends,” he says. “Thank you to everyone who continues to support live music at the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR year after year. We look forward to seeing you again this summer!”

Affectionately known by all as Barnesy, Jimmy Barnes is the heart and soul of Australian rock and roll. He has more #1 albums under his belt than The Beatles and has sold more records in Australia than any other rock and roll artist. For over 40 years, he has delivered some of our most intense and iconic live performances. He is truly in a league of his own.

The Living End are considered Australian rock legends, and for good reason. Their blistering live performances have seen them perform far and wide and their reputation precedes them – they rock from the first note to the last. They have been nominated for an incredible 27 ARIA Awards.

Birds of Tokyo are considered the soundtrack of contemporary Australia. With three chart-topping albums jam-packed with Top 10 hits such as Good Lord, Plans, Unbreakable, and Lanterns, they have grown from their independent roots to become one of our most popular bands.

Pete Murray is one of the only few Australian artists with more than 1.2 million album sales. A multi-platinum-selling performer, he has received 17 ARIA nominations and has released seven albums and two EPs. His first three albums were all #1s on the Australian music charts and his debut album Feeler not only reached #1 but remained in the Top 100 for two and a half years.

Kasey Chambers is one of Australia’s most revered singer-songwriters. Her 1999 album The Captain is still considered one of the most extraordinary and lauded debuts from any artist, and she hasn’t stopped since. Her follow-up – Barricades & Brickwalls – saw her become the first Australian country artist to have a simultaneously #1 single and album.

Born into Australian rock royalty and influenced by the music her father, Jimmy Barnes, recorded and played, Mahalia Barnes naturally began singing at a very young age. As an artist, she’s drawn to guitar-driven gusty soul, rock and blues, and inspired by acts like Tina Turner and legendary Queen of soul Aretha Franklin.

Tickets for the Red Hot Summer Tour 2024 are set to go on sale on May 25. To grab yours, head here