Mahalia Barnes and The Soulmates announce national tour dates

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Mahalia Barnes and The Soulmates announce national tour dates

Mahalia Barnes
Image: Mahalia Barnes. Credit: Ben Rodgers

The daughter of well known Australian rock singer Jimmy Barnes is hitting the road this February and March.

Vocal powerhouse, Mahalia Barnes, is taking The Soulmates back on the road throughout February and March with dates across New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland.

Kicking off in Melbourne on February 2 2023, Mahalia and her band will hit up stages in Meredith, Bowral, Adelaide, Banyule, Caloundra, Burleigh Heads, Brisbane, Avoca Beach, Marrickville, Wollongong and Southern Highlands before finishing up in Bright on March 12.

Mahalia Barnes and The Soulmates Australian Tour 2023

  • February 2 and February 3 – Birds Basement, Melbourne
  • February 4 – Royal Hotel, Meredith
  • February 6 – Bowral Bowling Club, Bowral
  • February 10 – Trinity Sessions, Adelaide SA
  • February 11 – Twilight Sounds, Heidelberg Park Oval, Banyule
  • February 16 – Caloundra RSL, Caloundra
  • February 17 – Burleigh Town Hotel, Burleigh Heads
  • February 18 – Doo-Bop Bar, Brisbane
  • February 23 – Avoca Beach Theatre, Avoca Beach
  • February 24 – The Great Club, Marrickville
  • February 25 – Centro, Wollongong
  • March 5 – Tallagandra Hill Winery, Southern Highlands
  • March 12 – Brighter Days Festival, Bright

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

Before the pandemic shut down so much of the live performance industry, Mahalia Barnes and The Soul Mates toured Australia non-stop, playing supports for the likes of US hip hop greats The Roots, Lionel Richie, UK singer James Morrison and gospel/soul legend Mavis Staples, as well as playing festivals and headline shows of their own.

The Soul Mates include Lachy Doley and Clayton Doley (keyboards), Franco Raggatt (guitar), Warren Trout and Jackie Barnes (drums) and Ben Rodgers (guitar/bass). Band members will vary from show to show plus special, surprise guest vocalists on select shows including Prinnie Stevens and Karen Lee Andrews.

Tickets for her shows in Melbourne on February 2 and 3 are on sale now. Grab them by heading here.