Frontman Colin Hay announces European tour for summer 2019
MANCHESTER ACADEMY, JUNE 20th & SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE JUNE 21st
Grammy award-winning, and multi-platinum selling, band MEN AT WORK, is excited to announce an upcoming summer tour for 2019. Playing in seven different countries and sixteen cities across Europe, including Manchester and London, this will be the first UK shows for MEN AT WORK since 1983.
Apart from Colin’s contribution to MEN AT WORK’s success, he has also released 13 solo albums and, most recently, toured as part of Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band. “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” explains Hay.
Colin co-founded MEN AT WORK in Melbourne back in 1979, which rose to astonishing fame in 1981 with their debut album “Business as Usual”. This album, which features the hit singles “Who Can It Be Now” and “Down Under”, was a global phenomenon, and hit Billboard’s #1 spot in the US where it stayed there for an incredible 16 weeks. The album “Cargo” followed, featuring the much loved singles “Overkill” and “It’s a Mistake”. The original band was short lived, however, which left Colin Hay and Greg Ham (saxophone/flute and keyboards) as the core members. Colin and Greg toured extensively, as MEN AT WORK, in the latter half of the 90s, and early 2000s.
Sadly, Greg Ham passed away in 2012 but his contribution to the sound and personality of MEN AT WORK will live on forever. As will the music which has never stopped being played on radio, and deserves to be heard live by new generations of fans, which brings us to the present incarnation made up of Colin and his fantastic band of LA based musicians.
COLIN HAY 2019 TOUR DATES:
|Thu 20th Jun||UK, Manchester||Academy 2|
Fri 21st Jun
||UK, London||Shepherds Bush Empire|
|Sun 23rd Jun||The Netherlands, Amsterdam||Q Factory|
|Mon 24th Jun||Germany, Hamburg||Grosse Freiheit|
|Tue 25th Jun||Denmark, Arhus||Train|
|Wed 26th Jun||Norway, Oslo||Rockefeller|
|Fri 28th Jun||Sweden, Gothenburg||Pustervik|
|Sat 29th Jun||Sweden, Malmo||KB|
|Sun 30th Jun||Denmark, Copenhagen||Amager Bio|
|Wed 3rd Jul||Germany, Cologne||E-Werk|
|Thu 4th Jul||Germany, Berlin||Huxleys|
|Sat 6th Jul||Germany, Leipzig||Parkbühne|
|Sun 7th Jul||Germany, Hannover||Capitol|
|Mon 8thJul||Germany, Munich||Muffathale|
|Tue 9th Jul||Germany, Stuttgart||Wizemann|
|Wed 10th Jul||Italy, Milan||Teatro Dal Verme|