Barry Gibb is back in a family trio and there's not a hologram in sight.

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Barry Gibb is back in a family trio and there's not a hologram in sight.

The surviving Bee Gee will perform alongside his son Stephen and niece Samantha when his Mythology world tour kicks off in Sydney on Friday.

Launching his debut solo tour at a Sydney press conference, Gibb said he was nervous at the prospect of performing without either brother, but was determined to celebrate their legacy.

"I don't like being on my own but I love to play and I love to sing so I'm just trying to continue on somehow because somehow life has to go on," Gibb said.

"When I'm up there I love it and it's something I have to get past so I just have to get on with it.

"Both Stephen and Sammi bring something different to what we ever did and they're very unique on their own and you're going to see a bit of that too."

The Bee Gees were consigned to the history books when Robin Gibb died of cancer last year, nine years after the band's name was initially retired following the death of Robin's twin Maurice Gibb in 2003.

The Bee Gees were formed by the Gibb brothers while they were growing up in Redcliffe, near Brisbane, in the 1960s.

Responsible for the '70s disco hits, Stayin' Alive and Jive Talking, they became one of the most successful bands in history, with album sales of more than 220 million bettered only by The Beatles.

As part of his Australian visit, Gibb will revisit their old school and the home they shared growing up.

With several family members in tow, including his mother Barbara, Gibb will open a newly-named road Bee Gees Way in Redcliffe on February 14.