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COLIN HAY to tour Australia & New Zealand April-May 2015

| 12 January 2015 | Reply

COLIN HAY to tour Australia & New Zealand April-May 2015

Colin Hay 2015

Colin takes the audience on a journey, through hilarious stories and songs from his extensive catalogue, sometimes straight down the main road, and sometimes taking the twists and turns of the road less travelled. You will laugh, you may shed a tear, but you will most certainly be more than entertained.

“This is not a rehearsal, this is show time, each and every moment, of each and every day. This hit me like a ton of bricks sometime around 1991, as I was sitting around my house, waiting for something to happen. Nothing did. I had to make it happen……..” (Colin Hay)

You may remember him accepting a Grammy award in 1983, as the lead singer, guitarist and principle songwriter of Men At Work? You may have seen and heard him play “Overkill” on Scrubs or listened to his 11 solo albums?

Perhaps you were introduced to him through his song “I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You” on the soundtrack of Garden State, or watched him closing the Sydney Olympics with the timeless treasure “Down Under”?

For those yet to be initiated, Colin Hay’s live performance is an astonishing, powerful journey, sometimes straight down the main road, sometimes following the twists and turns of the road less traveled

“Hay had the crowd doubling over with laughter for what seemed like half the show. Yes, we paid to hear that pure, raspy voice sing those incredible songs, but this was like getting two shows in one.” Kevin Triebsch, The Silver Tongue

Whether he is telling of his globe dominating romp with Men At Work, running concurrently with a runaway love affair with alcohol, Colin strips bare an amazing story, through the vagaries of the music industry, to the mess and glory of life in general, with exquisite comic timing and a heartfelt, wry sense of humour .

Themes of redemption and renewal come naturally to Colin Hay, as he is in the midst of a remarkable renaissance. While his voice and visage are still familiar to millions, the past twenty years have found him quietly yet tenaciously re-introducing himself to new generations of fans.

It has been an organic process, connecting with audiences, building momentum through constant touring, and film and television exposure.

Whether or not you have seen him before, you will be riveted by his insightful, brilliant wit, you may also shed a tear, and you will most certainly be more than entertained.

Hay is at the absolute peak of his craft, he only gets better with age, as a writer, storyteller and vocalist, he has never been more masterful.

“NEXT YEAR PEOPLE” out February 13

NEXT YEAR PEOPLE – an album full of quizzical, curious, cynical yet open hearted songs with catchy melodic hooks that underscore deeply insightful lyrics. The album includes contributions from two young Cuban musicians, San Miguel Perez and Yosmel Montejo, both of who recently emigrated from Havana, and Colin’s wife, vocalist Cecilia Noel. Some of the songs are based on Colin’s personal experiences such as “Waiting For The Rain” written about his parents and growing up in a music shop in Scotland surrounded by instruments and a constant stream o 50’s and 60’s radio hits. Others according to Colin ‘just appear from somewhere’. The title track Next Year People is a stand out composition, a stark but beautiful homage to the depression era farmers who keep going by holding on to hope that next year would be better. They just keep doing the same thing and expecting a different result. I can relate, though their situation was so much more bleak. This album is a must for all Colin Hay fans.

“Colin Hay isn’t just an icon or figure of musicians past; he’s a seamless representation of the greats of our time, alive and well in the here and now.” Cicily Janus – The Huffington Post Entertainment, May 6 2013

Ringwood Karralkya Centre Thursday April 23
Frankston Frankston Arts Centre Friday April 24
Ballarat Her Majestys Theatre Saturday April 25
Warrnambool Lighthouse Theatre Sunday April 26
Auckland Skycity Theatre Friday May 1
Skycity Theatre Saturday May 2
Wellington Hannah Playhouse Monday May 4
Hannah Playhouse Tuesday May 5
Newcastle Lizottes Thursday May 7
Sydney Enmore Theatre Saturday May 9
Canberra The Playhouse/Canberra Theatre Thursday May 14
Brisbane The Tivoli Friday May 15
Toowoomba Empire Theatre Saturday May 16
Byron Bay Byron Theatre Sunday May 17
Melbourne The Forum Wednesday May 20
Perth Regal Theatre Saturday May 23
Margaret River Colonial Brewery Sunday May 24

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