A message from Colin

Hello, from a rather blustery day in beautiful Melbourne town. I’ve been touring off and on since around 1991, making records, and trying to get them noticed. Radio airplay for new material has proved very challenging, so touring “live” has been my approach, old fashioned, quite analog, time consuming, but necessary, and effective. It is connecting, and provides nourishment for the soul. I am done for the time being. I’m going to spend next year writing and recording, and playing the odd gig here and there. I’d like to thank all those who made it out to a show, I literally couldn’t do it without you. I was going to write more, as there is so much to consider, as the sun sets on this year, but I want coffee, and that’s something that this town has down. That, and bi-polar like weather. Fantastic place.

FINDING MY DANCE North America & UK/Australia Tour 2013

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FINDING MY DANCE
North America & UK/Australia Tour 2013

“An aboriginal man once came backstage after a show and said to me in a kindly voice, “Where’s your dance? I used to like your dance, you’ve lost your dance mate, you’ve gotta find your dance.” So, I set out in search of it, looking here, there and everywhere in all corners of the globe. Quite soon I realized that “finding my dance” is an inner search, and that whilst I may never truly find it, it matters not. What’s important is to keep searching, and in the process, refine and simplify the steps.” Colin Hay

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 from his tenure as front man, principal songwriter, and lead vocalist of pop sensations Men at Work (“Down Under, ” “Overkill,” “Who Can It Be Now?”), the past twenty years have found him quietly yet tenaciously re-introducing himself to new generations of fans. It has been an organic process, building momentum through constant touring, and film and television exposure.

FINDING MY DANCE is Hay’s expression for connecting with one’s authentic self. In the process, he takes the audience on a musical journey, sometimes straight down the main road, and sometimes taking the twists and turns of the road less traveled. Whether or not you have seen him before, you will laugh, you may shed a tear, but you will most certainly be more than entertained.

Hay is at the absolute peak of his craft. As a writer and vocalist, he has never been more masterful.

“Hay is funnier than most stand-up comedians, so he’ll split your sides and then drop a heartbreaking ditty on you.” The Houston Chronicle

“Hay is a consummate songwriter, who’s only gotten better and better with age.” Daytrotter, Illnois

For a complete list of tour dates and ticket links, visit the Tour Page.

Colin Hay returns to Ireland & United Kingdom

After this spring’s successful tour, Colin returns to the UK and Ireland for a string of dates as the Finding my Dance tour continues this fall.

Tour dates are below and tickets are available now HERE.

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Colin Hay on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor

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Photo courtesy of A Prairie Home Companion.

Colin was recently a guest on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California where songs were sung and stories were told.

With special guests, singer and songwriter Colin Hay, humorist Paula Poundstone, America’s “Acting President” Martin Sheen, comedienneLily Tomlin, and singing sisters Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred NewmanKenni Holmen and Steve Strand join The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.

CLICK HERE to see photos & video from the show.
Listen to audio from the entire show below.

Colin Hay on The Jeff Probst Show (Wednesday May 15th)

Wednesday, May 15th, Colin Hay is the special guest on The Jeff Probst Show for a special hour of music and reflection on his incredible success, both as frontman for the popular ’80s rock group Men at Work and as a solo artist for the past 25 years.  Hay offers up stories from the road and his personal life, including the time Paul McCartney washed dishes in his home.  Later, Colin performs two songs from his new CD, including “Goin Somewhere” and “Send Somebody.”

Click HERE for local listings

Watch a preview of the show by clicking below

 

Colin Hay returns to Europe

After several years hiatus Colin returns to the UK and Germany for a string of dates as the Finding my Dance tour continues in Europe.

Tour dates are below and tickets are available now HERE.

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Western & Central U.S. Spring 2013 Tour

After a string of over 20 dates already this year in Australia for his “Finding My Dance” tour, Colin Hay returns to the United States to bring back his stories, songs and delightful sense of humor.

Join Colin on the current leg of the “Finding My Dance Tour through the Western & Central U.S.

Tickets for all tour dates are on sale now and can be purchased HERE.

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Photos from the 2013 Australian Finding My Dance Tour

We are a few weeks into the 2013 Australian leg of the Finding My Dance Tour. Marty Smith of Boxing Clever Pictures is out with us and has, once again, taken some great photos from the road. Check out some of them below.

To see the latest tour dates and see if Colin is coming to a town near you, click HERE. (photos updated February 28, 2013)

UK & Western US TOUR 2013

On the heels of the highly acclaimed “Gathering Mercury” tour we’re happy to announce that Colin Hay’s “Finding My Dance” 2013 Tour continues to grow. Building on the recently announced Australian tour, the “Finding My Dance” tour will also make appearances in the UK as well as the Western United States in April and May of 2013.

For all tour dates. click HERE.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL TOUR 2013

“An aboriginal man once came backstage after a show and said to me in a kindly voice, “Where’s your dance? I used to like your dance, you’ve lost your dance mate, you’ve gotta find your dance.” So, I set out in search of it, looking here, there and everywhere in all corners of the globe. Quite soon I realized that “finding my dance” is an inner search, and that whilst I may never truly find it, it matters not. What’s important is to keep searching, and in the process, refine and simplify the steps.” Colin Hay

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 from his tenure as front man, principal songwriter, and lead vocalist of pop sensations Men at Work (“Down Under, ”“Overkill,” “Who Can It Be Now?”), the past twenty years have found him quietly yet tenaciously re introducing himself to new generations of fans. It has been an organic process, building momentum through constant touring, and film and television
exposure.

FINDING MY DANCE is Hay’s expression for connecting with one’s authentic self. In the process, he takes the audience on a musical journey, sometimes straight down the main road, and sometimes taking the twists and turns of the road less traveled. Whether or not you have seen him before, you will laugh, you may shed a tear, but you will most certainly be more than entertained.

Hay is at the absolute peak of his craft. As a writer and vocalist, he has never been more masterful.

“Hay is funnier than most stand-up comedians, so he’ll split your sides and then drop a heartbreaking ditty on you.” The Houston Chronicle

“Hay is a consummate songwriter, who’s only gotten better and better with age.” Daytrotter, Illnois

www.colinhay.com www.duetgroup.com

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