COLIN HAY ANNOUNCES EAST COAST SHOWS ON FIERCE MERCY TOUR

Look out Australia! Scottish born singer-songwrite Colin Hay will be heading downunder with his band on his East Coast Tour next January, kicking it off in Brisbane. Best known as the frontman of the iconic Men at Work, Colin Hay will be showcasing his new acclaimed album Fierce Mercy

 

Hay’s 13th solo album, recorded in Los Angeles and Nashville, explores themes of love and loss, mortality, and even the odd UFO sighting, but always with the singular perspective and insight that define Hay’s work.

Colin returns to Australia with his US Band – on guitar, tres and vocals, Cuban, San Miguel Perez, with fellow Cuban Yosmel Montejo on bass and vocals – Scheila Gonzalez on keyboard, flute, sax and vocals –Cecilia Noel, percussion and vocals – and Jimmy Branly on drums. This smorgasbord of international flavours, added to Men at Work and Colin Hay songs, will delight audiences with Latin infused rhythms and sweet harmonies.

Colin Hay said, “Of course I am excited to be coming down to Australia, and playing both new and old songs, in the heat of the summer in January and February. How could I not be, I will be accompanied by my LA based band of immigrants, hailing from Cuba, Guatemala and Peru. By now it’s more or less a family affair, and they are my favourite people, both to play and tour with. Step out and come see us, you won’t regret it.”

2016 was something of a breakout year for this career artist and included performances on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and ABC’s Greatest Hits; sharing the stage with Of Monsters and Men, Milk Carton Kids, Choir Choir Choir!, Kings of Leon; being publicly cited as an influence by artists as distinct as James Hetfield (Metallica), Jeremiah Fraites (The Lumineers), Troy Sanders (Mastodon) and The Infamous Stringdusters; as well as the completion of a documentary film about his career entitled Waiting for My Real Life, named for one of his best known solo recordings. Now finding himself in the unprecedented place of having both ’80s fame and indie credibility, it’s possible that Hay has delivered the defining album of his solo career with Fierce Mercy.

Be sure to check out the tickets from legitimate booking agents below to get your hands on one!

General public tickets go on sale at 10.00am local times, Monday, 9 October 2017. On Friday, 6 October exclusive pre-sales for Colin Hay fan club members and venue Ticketmaster / Ticketek members will begin at 10.00am and 12 noon respectively.

Fierce Mercy is out now through Sony Music Australia.

 

 

COLIN HAY – FIERCE MERCY TOUR

Tickets on sale from 10.00am local times, Monday 9 October 2017

Wednesday, 31 January 2018
Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, Qld

Tickets on sale from Ticketmaster | www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136100

Thursday, 1 February 2018
Twin Towns, Tweed Heads, NSW

Tickets on sale from the Venue | www.twintowns.com.au | 1800 014 014

Friday, 2 February 2018
Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW 

Tickets on sale from Ticketmaster | www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136100

Saturday, 3 February 2018
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW 

Tickets on sale from Ticketek | www.ticketek.com.au | 132 849

Friday, 9 February 2018
Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, Vic 

Tickets on sale from the venue | www.gotix.com.au | (03) 5434 6006

Saturday, 10 February 2018
Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank, Vic 

Tickets on sale from the Venue | 03 9699 3333 | www.melbournerecital.com.au
-and- Ticketmaster – www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136100

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