Colin Hay at Work on Tour With Rick Springfield, John Waite

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Colin Hay has a big 2022 year planned in support of his new album, Now and the Evermore. He’s touring as Men at Work, along with such fellow ’80s music stars as Rick Springfield and John Waite. The album arrived March 18 via Lazy Eye/Compass Records.

Following that tour, Hay will resume touring with Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band.

“‘Now and the Evermore’ is unashamedly inspired by the majesty of The Beatles, and the gift they gave us all,” says Hay. “Having Ringo play on the track is more than icing on the cake. When I listen to it, it transports me back to when I thought I had all the time in the world.”

Listen to the title track

Written and recorded in Hay’s adopted hometown of Los Angeles, the collection is a defiantly joyful celebration of life and love, one that insists on finding silver linings and reasons to smile. The music is vibrant and animated, brimming with fanciful melodies and lush orchestration. Hay’s performances, with that familiar voice, draw on vintage pop charm, pub rock, and folk.

In 2021, Hay released a covers album, I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself.

Born in Scotland, Hay moved with his family as a teenager to Australia, where he first came to international fame with seminal ’80s hitmakers Men At Work.

While the band would reach the heights of stardom—they took home a Grammy Award for Best New Artist and sold more than 30 million records worldwide on the strength of #1 singles like “Who Can It Be Now?” and “Down Under”—by 1985, they’d called it quits and gone their separate ways.

Watch Hay perform a Men at Work favorite

Hay released his solo debut the following year and, over the course of the next three-and-a-half decades, went on to record twelve more critically acclaimed studio albums that would help establish him as one of his generation’s most hardworking and reliable craftsmen.

Hay turned 69 on June 29.

Colin Hay 2022 Tour (Most of the dates are with Rick Springfield and John Waite. Tickets are available here) and here)
Jul 28 – Temecula, CA – South Coast Winery & Spa
Aug 04 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
Aug 05 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Backyard Stage
Aug 06 – Stockbridge, GA – Stockbridge Amphitheater
Aug 07 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
Aug 08 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Aug 10 – Catoosa, OK – Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Aug 12 – Newkirk, OK – 7 Clans Casino
Aug 13 – Irving, TX – Irving Music Factory
Aug 14 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre
Aug 17 – Tysons, VA – Capital One Hall
Aug 18 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Aug 19 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Event Center
Aug 20 – Grantville, PA – Hollywood Casino
Aug 21 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
Aug 24 – Northfield, OH – MGM Northfield Park
Aug 25 – Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavilion
Aug 26 – Toledo, OH – Toledo Zoo Amphitheater
Aug 27 – Bay City, MI – Wenonah Park Pavilion
Aug 29 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
Aug 30 – Inglewood, CA – YouTube Theater
Sep 01 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery
Sep 02 – Lincoln, CA – Thunder Valley Casino & Resort
Sep 03 – Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Hotel & Casino

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