Colin Hay has announced an Australian tour

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Colin Hay has announced an Australian tour

Colin Hay tour
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Colin Hay and his band will be tearing the roof off venues throughout Victoria and New South Wales.

In 2022, Colin Hay made waves with a series of remarkable achievements that showcased his enduring talent and appeal. The year kicked off with the release of his fifteenth studio album, Now And The Evermore.

A highlight of Colin’s 2022 journey was his solo tour of the UK, where he wowed audiences with his magnetic stage presence and timeless hits. He also embarked on a US tour with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, sharing the stage with a music legend and making history along the way.

Colin Hay Australian tour dates

  • Saturday 29th June – Costa Hall, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Vic
  • Sunday 30th June – Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, Vic
  • Wednesday 3rd July – Big Red Bash, Birdsville QLD
  • Friday 5th July – Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW
  • Saturday 6th July – Civic Theatre, Newcastle NSW
  • Sunday 7th July – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul NSW

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Meanwhile, Australia had long awaited Colin Hay’s return, and he delivered with a run of solo dates that thrilled his local fanbase. His intimate performances were a testament to his enduring charm, with fans feeling as if they were catching up with an old friend over a drink.

In November 2022, Down Under, the iconic Men At Work hit, received well-deserved recognition from APRA. The song’s streaming success led to it being awarded the esteemed Billions Award, signifying over one billion streams for this timeless anthem. The fact that Down Under continues to resonate with audiences is a testament to Colin Hay’s enduring influence on music.

Notably, Down Under saw a resurgence in popularity earlier in the year with Luude’s reimagined drum’n’bass version, which reached the top 5 in the UK’s top 40 and number 2 in the ARIA charts, further cementing the song’s status as an enduring classic.

Adding to the celebration of this beloved anthem, King Stingray’s rendition sung in Yolngu Matha was chosen to soundtrack the 2022 global Tourism Australia campaign, demonstrating the song’s timeless appeal and cross-cultural resonance.

In 2023, Colin Hay’s contributions to Australian music were celebrated once again as he received APRA’s Ted Albert Award for outstanding services to the industry. Colin Hay’s artistry and storytelling abilities have garnered critical acclaim for over four decades. His formative years with Men At Work laid the foundation for a solo career that has made him one of the most celebrated live acts in Australia.

While fans have enjoyed the intimacy of Colin’s solo performances, his band of vocal and instrumental geniuses offers a different but equally enthralling experience. Based in LA, this collective is known for their tight arrangements that create a soulful and often Caribbean-inspired soundscape for Colin’s lyrics.

In June, Colin Hay will make a triumphant return with his band, including SanMiguel Perez, Yosmel Montejo, Jimmy Branly, Cecilia Noël, and Grammy Award-winning Scheila Gonzalez.

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