The legendary Australian rocker will make one other comeback for the ages when he performs at Byron Bay Bluesfest on March 31, a warm-up for a full-scale tour of Australia.
That is no abnormal return to the stage. The 67-year-old singer is again from a life-threatening situation. Lower than two months in the past, Barnes was in ICU, after present process open-heart surgical procedure, following an sickness that refused to budge.
Final November, after opening the Mushroom 50 Dwell live performance at, the place he powered his manner via “No Second Prize” and his signature music, “Working Class Man,” Barnes .
He was admitted to hospital onand have become “very unwell” whereas in hospital with the event of staphylococcal bacteraemia just a few days after admission, explains a press release from reps.
Medics found he had an abscess at an previous operation website as a result of an infection which required surgical intervention. The staph an infection undermined Barnes’ well being, inflicting endocarditis, a life-threatening situation that with out pressing remedy might properly have been deadly, reps say. Surgeons instantly checked-in Barnes for cardiac surgical procedure on Dec. 13 to exchange the aortic valve. The valve itself was changed some years in the past as a result of a “congenital defect,” he has mentioned.
A 12 months earlier, Barnes revealed he would go below the surgeon’s knife to right “fixed and extreme ache” in his again and hip, the results of “leaping off PAs and stomping round levels” for greater than 50 years. He additionally underwent again surgical procedure, which saved him in hospital on Fathers Days (Sept. 7).
These well being issues, it might appear, are up to now.
“Day by day I’m getting stronger. Day by day I’m pushing myself a little bit bit additional,” Barnes explains. “I’m enthusiastic about getting again on stage, in entrance of the band and enjoying for you all. And what higher manner is there to kick it off than the legendary Bluesfest Byron Bay with a extremely particular celebration of Flesh and Wooden. I actually wish to thank everybody for his or her help and good needs whereas I used to be sick. The household had been passing in your messages of care and it actually lifted my spirits.”
Barnes will mark his return to the stage at Bluesfest over the Easter Lengthy Weekend, celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of his Flesh and Wooden LP. Then, two-time ARIA Corridor of Fame-inducted artist and his band will headline a run of rescheduled Purple Sizzling Summer time Tour dates in April.
Later, Barnes will lead a stretch of stripped again, intimate theater exhibits on thetour, operating via June, July and coming to a halt Aug. 18 on the Sydney Opera Home.
Barnesy, as he’s affectionately recognized in these components, is a dwelling legend, with 15 leaders on the ARIA Chart — an all-time report. Counting his 5 leaders with Chilly Chisel, Barnes boasts an unprecedented 20 No. 1s, comfortably eclipsing the Beatles (with 14), Madonna (12), Eminem and U2 (11).
The Scotland-born singer was inducted into the ARIA Corridor of Fame with Chilly Chisel in 1993, and once more as a solo artist in 2005, and is the primary Australian solo act to have a No. 1 album in each decade because the Nineteen Eighties.
Within the lead-up to Christmas 2023, Mushroom Labels issued an expanded model of Blue Christmas, his twentieth studio album and most up-to-date No. 1.