Colin Hay: Men at Work, Solo, Ringo Tours

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Hay (c) with the current Men at Work lineup

Colin Hay has resurrected the Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling band Men at Work for a 2019 tour. In addition, Hay will again perform with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band and do many solo dates in Australia and the U.S.

“It was during the Ringo tour of Europe, when confronted with the insatiable appetite for those old songs, that I got excited about the possibility of coming back, and touring with my band,” said Hay.

Men at Work will perform their first U.K. shows since 1983. The June-July tour also includes many dates in seven European countries.

Hay co-founded Men at Work in Melbourne, Australia in 1979, and they rose to astonishing fame in 1981 with their debut album Business as Usual. The album was a global phenomenon thanks to the #1 hit singles, “Who Can It Be Now” and “Down Under.” The LP hit #1 on Billboard’s album chart where it stayed there for an astonishing 15 weeks.

Cargo followed in 1983, featuring the singles “Overkill” and “It’s a Mistake.”

The original band was short lived, however, which left Hay and Greg Ham (saxophone, flute and keyboards) as the core members. The pair toured extensively, as Men at Work, in the latter half of the ’90s, and early 2000s. Ham died in 2012.

The present lineup is made up of Hay and Los Angeles-based musicians. Apart from his contribution to Men at Work’s success, Hay has also released 13 solo albums.

Colin Hay 2019 Solo Dates (Tickets for many of them are available here)

Apr 18 – Thirroul, Australia – Anita’s Theatre
Apr 20 – Byron Bay, Australia – Bluesfest
Apr 21 – Brisbane, Australia – Tivoli Theatre
Apr 23 – Melbourne, Australia – Arts Centre Melbourne
Apr 24 – Adelaide, Australia – Thebarton Theatre
Apr 26 – Canberra, Australia – The Playhouse
Apr 27 – Sydney, Australia – The State Theatre
May 03 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s Concerts by the Sea
May 05 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
May 06 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall
May 09 – Kirkland, WA – Kirkland Performance Center
May 10 – Salem, OR – Elsinor Theatre
May 11 – Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Resort & Casino
May 14 – Jackson, WY – Center for the Arts
May 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Commonwealth Room
May 16 – Boise, ID – The Egyptian Theatre
May 17 – Sacramento, CA – Crest Theatre
May 18 – Stateline, NV – Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
Jun 01 – Los Angeles, CA – Largo at the Coronet
Jun 08 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

(Tickets for Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band are available here and here.)

Related: Our 2018 review of Hay performing with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band

Men at Work 2019 Dates (Tickets for many of them are available here)

Jun 20 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2
Jun 21 – London, UK – Shepherds Bush Empire
Jun 23 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Q Factory
Jun 24 – Hamburg, Germany – Grosse Freiheit
Jun 25 – Arhus, Denmark – Train
Jun 26 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
Jun 28 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Pustervik
Jun 29 – Malmo, Sweden – KB
Jun 30 – Dopenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio
Jul 03 – Cologne, Germany – E-Werk
Jul 04 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
Jul 06 – Leipzig, Germany – Parkbuhne
Jul 07 – Hannover, Germany – Capitol
Jul 08 – Munich, Germany – Muffathale
Jul 09 – Stuttgart, Germany – Wizemann
Jul 10 – Milan, Italy – Teatro Dal Verme

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