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Gibb to launch tour in Australia
Barry Gibb. Picture: Reuters/Rose Prouser.

Barry Gibb, the last remaining Bee Gee, will return to Australia for what is sure to be an emotional tour.

Gibb will launch his international Mythology tour in Sydney on February 8 next year, less than 12 months since the death of his brother Robin, promoter Live Nation announced on Sunday.

The tour will pay tribute to the success Barry and his brothers, Robin and Maurice, have achieved in the music industry over the past five decades.

Born in England, the Gibb brothers moved to Australia with their parents in the 1950s. They lived in Redcliffe, Queensland, where they formed the Bee Gees in 1958.

With their signature vocal style and blending of musical influences, the Bee Gees went on to win numerous accolades, including nine Grammy awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1997.

Currently, the Bee Gees' 2004 compilation album Number Ones is Number 5 on the Billboard album charts in the US.

Both Maurice and Robin have died and Gibb admits his return to Australia will be a sentimental journey.

"Coming home to Australia will be a wake-up call for me. I love the place so much and I think I will always feel like the 12-year-old kid who loved the beach and the girls during summer holidays," he told News Limited.

Gibb also says it is this special relationship with Australia that drove his decision to launch the three-show tour here.

"As the place where we started so many years ago, we have always viewed Australia as our home so it is only fitting that we will be kicking off our Mythology tour there," he said in a statement.

Tickets go on sale from October 5. Pre-sale tickets for Live Nation members can be bought from September 28.

The West Australian

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