Colin Hay’s Busy 2020: Ringo, Solo Tours

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Who can it be now?

Singer-songwriter Colin Hay, best known as the frontman for Men at Work, has announced an extended solo tour. He’ll be performing a career-spanning set, including songs from an upcoming 2020 album for Compass Records.

On these dates, Hay is offering fans the option of a VIP upgrade to include a meet and greet to benefit the New South Wales Rural Fire Service in Australia. Hay used to own what he calls “a special piece of land” outside the village of Cobargo, NSW, where he wrote one of his biggest hits, “Who Can It Be Now?”

“Cobargo, at this very minute, like so much of Southern NSW and parts of Victoria, is in trouble, big trouble,” Hay says. VIP attendees “pay extra money to say ‘hi’ and hang a little before the show.”

All of the proceeds of the VIP upgrades will go to the NSW Rural Fire Service.

“If you’re coming along to a show and you’re thinking about splashing out for the meet and greet, go for it,” Hay says. “And know that your hard-earned is going to support a great and honorable organization, made up of brave people who risk their lives in the face of ever-more-furious fires.”

Since the release of 2017’s Fierce Mercy, Hay has kept busy. He wrote what turned out to be the title track for Ringo Starr’s 2019 album, What’s My Name. Hay toured internationally as a member of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band in 2018 and 2019, as well as through Europe as Men at Work, performing the band’s many hits, including “Down Under,” “Overkill,” and “It’s a Mistake.” He also toured Australia and the U.S., fronting the Colin Hay Band.

Watch Hay perform a Men at Work favorite

He’ll again join Starr and Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette, and Hamish Stuart on the 2020 edition of the All-Starr Band tour. The spring dates begin May 29. (See the itinerary below.)

Colin Hay 2020 Tour (Tickets are available here)

Feb 27 – SANTA BARBARA, CA – Lobero Theatre
Feb 28 – BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Saban Theatre
Feb 29 – EL CAJON, CA – The Magnolia
Mar 03 – SANTA CRUZ – Rio Theater
Mar 04 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
Mar 06 – PORTLAND, OR – Revolution Hall
Mar 07 – SEATTLE, WA – Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral
Mar 08 – SPOKANE, WA – The Bing Crosby Theater
Mar 09 – MISSOULA, MT – The Wilma
Mar 11 – SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Rose Wagner Theater
Mar 13 – FORT COLLINS, CO – Lincoln Center
Mar 14 – DENVER, CO – Paramount Theatre
Mar 15 – BEAVER CREEK, CO – Vilar PAC
Mar 26 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Pantages Theatre
Mar 27 – MILWAUKEE, WI – The Pabst Theater
Mar 28 – CHICAGO, IL – Thalia Hall
Mar 29 – ROYAL OAK, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
Mar 31 – CINCINNATI, OH – Taft Theatre
Apr 02 – WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – Monmouth University
Apr 03 – ANNAPOLIS, MD – Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Apr 04 – WASHINGTON, DC – Lincoln Theatre
Apr 05 – GLENSIDE, PA – Keswick Theatre
Apr 7-8 – NEW YORK, NY – City Winery
Apr 09 – TARRYTOWN, NY – Tarrytown Music Hall
Apr 10 – CONCORD, NH – Capitol Center for the Arts
Apr 11 – BOSTON, MA – The Wilbur
Apr 23 – CHARLESTON, SC – Charleston Music Hall
Apr 24-25 – WILKESBORO, NC – Merlefest at Wilkes Community College
Apr 26 – ATLANTA, GA – Buckhead Theatre
Apr 29 – ORLANDO, FL – The Plaza Live
Apr 30 – FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Amaturo Theater/Broward Center for the Perf. Arts
May 01 – CLEARWATER, FL – Capitol Theatre
May 02 – PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
May 06 – BIRMINGHAM, AL – The Lyric Theatre
May 07 – BATON ROUGE, LA – Manship Theatre
May 08 – HOUSTON, TX – The Heights Theater
May 09 – AUSTIN, TX – Texas Union Ballroom
May 10 – DALLAS, TX – Majestic Theater

Watch Hay perform “Who Can it Be Now?” with the All-Starr Band

Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band 2020 Tour Dates (Tickets are available here)
May 29 – Casino Rama – Rama, Ontario
May 30 – Casino Rama – Rama, Ontario
Jun 02 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
Jun 03 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
Jun 05 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
Jun 09 – Cross Insurance Center – Bangor, ME (With The Avett Brothers)
Jun 10 – Boch Center Wang Theatre – Boston, MA (With The Avett Brothers)
Jun 11 – Bank of NH Pavilion – Gilford, NH (With The Avett Brothers)
Jun 13 – Providence Perf. Arts Center – Providence, RI
Jun 14 – Paramount Theatre – Asbury Park, NJ
Jun 16 – Modell Lyric Theatre – Baltimore, MD
Jun 17 – Modell Lyric Theatre – Baltimore, MD
Jun 19 – Tanglewood – Lenox, MA
Jun 20 – PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 21 – Metropolitan Opera House – Philadelphia, PA
Jun 23 – Cobb Energy Centre – Atlanta, GA
Jun 24 – Cobb Energy Centre – Atlanta, GA
Jun 26 – St Augustine Amphitheatre – St Augustine, FL (With Edgar Winter opening)
Jun 27 – Hard Rock Casino – Hollywood, FL
Jun 28 – Ruth Eckerd Hall – Clearwater, FL (With Edgar Winter opening)

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